Shell V-Power Racing have used their infamous poster from the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint to make a sizeable donation to children’s cancer charity Camp Quality.
The team was slapped with a $10,000 fine for breaching podium regulations when series leader Scott McLaughlin displayed a poster which read ‘Ford News: Mustang Wins Championship’ following his Sunday victory.
The result put the 2019 manufacturers’ championship beyond doubt and Shell V-Power Racing sought to put a positive spin on the situation by selling A2 replica posters for a good cause.
The fundraising campaign netted a total of $30,000 for Camp Quality, celebrated by McLaughlin and team co-owners Dick Johnson and Ryan Story handing over a cheque at the charity’s Brisbane offices this morning.
“We couldn’t believe the support we received on social media after the race, so we decided to make the posters available for sale with all of the proceeds going to Camp Quality,” Story said.
“This has been a passion project for me to raise money for a worthy cause, and I'm grateful to all of our supporters for getting behind it and our partners in Ford and Authentic Collectables for making it happen.”
Camp Quality chief executive Kylea Tink was delighted with the support provided.
“Camp Quality relies heavily on the generosity of people fundraising in the community to help us give any kid facing cancer the chance to be a kid again,” Tink said.
“This $30,000 means 14 kids dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a loved one, will now get to go on Camp and laugh, make new friends and have glorious, grubby adventures: an opportunity that many may not have had without this support.
“We are so grateful to the Shell V-Power Racing Team and love that it just goes to show how so much good can be created when people come together to help others.
“The experience of Camp literally changes the cancer story for kids by helping them create lasting memories filled with fun and laughter and that’s an extraordinary thing for any of us to do.”
McLaughlin and Shell V-Power Racing will be back out on track at the OTR SuperSprint on August 23-25.