Heading to the Wilson Security Sandown 500, Dick Johnson Racing will run a new livery on the #12 and #17 Ford Falcons.
With Wilson Security recently confirming it would sponsor the team for the remainder of the season, the security giant’s new signature event was the perfect opportunity to evolve what was an ‘interim’ livery to a more integrated look.
The team has had positive results at the last two V8 Supercar events with Chaz Mostert taking his first ever win at the Coates Hire Ipswich 360 and standing on the podium last week at the Winton 360. Teammate Tim Blanchard scored his career best result at the Victorian circuit, recording ninth at the final race of the meeting.
According to Wilson Security CEO John McMellan, the Wilson Security Sandown 500 is an important focal point for the company’s program, which the new look Falcons will complement. “Having a revised livery on the DJR/Wilson Security Falcons is an important component of our overall plan at this event,” he said. “We will have a very significant on-track and event presence and updating the livery was part of our overall plan.
“The DJR/Wilson Security Racing Falcons will … present a bold new look at Sandown and with our relationship with Dale (Wood), the linking of Chaz and Dale is another example of how we integrate all our activities across the sport.
“I am sure that Tim and Ash (Walsh) will also represent us well and seeing a Wilson Security driver on the Wilson Security Sandown 500 podium would finish it off very well on Sunday!’
Team principal Dick Johnson praised the positive impact of the sponsor on DJR.
“The level of input John and the Wilson Security crew has had since February has been fantastic,” Johnson said at the unveiling. “It is refreshing to sit down with partners and discuss the benefits to all on this evolving look and feel for the team. It is giving us all a real leg up and the results are testament to it.”
The Wilson Security Sandown 500 is the first long-distance, dual driver race of the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship and begins Friday September 13. Tickets are available through Ticketek.