Albury privateer's Bathurst dream realised

02 Jul 2022
Bathurst debut years in the making for Chahda
2 mins by James Pavey

Amin Chahda is determined to make son Matt’s "dream" Bathurst debut a success.

Albury privateer Chahda’s Bathurst debut is a main game aspiration years in the making.

Chahda pieced together his best Super2 season in 2021, finishing fourth overall.

It was announced Friday that Chahda will race a leased Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore in October.

Chahda is following in the footsteps of father Amin, who had success in the V8 Touring Car Challenge in the mid 2000s.

The second-generation racer has grafted his way to his maiden Great Race start.

Chahda made his Super2 debut in 2015, and has run under his family banner since 2016.

The aim was to progress to the main game in 2017, and he provisionally took the second seat at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

'Our family has shared Matt’s dream of driving in the main game'

He returned to Super2 after his application for a Superlicence was denied.

Come October, and Chahda will finally make the top-tier start he has longed for since he began karting.

Amin Chahda was thrilled to realise his son’s dream, and is committed to making it a success.

"We are delighted that Supercars has granted us a wildcard for Bathurst," Chahda senior said.

"Our family has shared Matt’s dream of driving in the main game.

"After six seasons in Super2, we will do everything in our power to make his debut a success."


The Chahdas have every reason to shoot for the stars, having secured a WAU car and engine.

The entry will be a genuine privateer effort, although it will receive "minor support" from WAU.

Amin Chahda will be Team Principal, with the experienced Wally Storey named as Team Manager.

Storey worked for the likes of Holden Racing Team, Wayne Gardner Racing, Tasman Motorsport and Brad Jones Racing.

The Chahda Commodore takes this year’s Bathurst grid to 29, the race’s largest since 2013.

It is the fourth wildcard for the October 6-9 event, joining Triple Eight, Erebus Motorsport and fellow Dunlop Series team Anderson Motorsport.

The Dunlop Series’ resumption in Townsville is Chahda’s immediate focus; there, he will make his 46th Super2 round start.

Come October, however, a childhood dream will come to fruition.

"As drivers we aspire to take part in Australia’s great race," the 28-year-old said.

"To have the opportunity this year is an absolute highlight for me.

"My sincere thanks to my MCM family, sponsors, Supercars and WAU for helping make this a reality for me."

Super2 practice will commence in Townsville on Friday. Purchase your NTI Townsville 500 tickets now.

Tickets for this year's Repco Bathurst 1000 are on sale now.

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