Pye livery tweak for The Bend

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 11/09/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien, main pic: Nick Moss

Fresh off yet another impressive race meeting, Scott Pye will carry additional branding across the upcoming Tailem Bend doubleheader.

The #20 Holden is primarily backed by DEWALT – which falls under the Stanley Black & Decker parent company – and now its ‘ENGINEERED BY POWERS’ arm comes onto the sides and roof of the black and yellow livery.

“For The Bend, we are changing the livery of the car to support the launch of our new anchor and fastening construction range, where our legacy Powers brand is now being relaunched as part of the DEWALT family,” explained Stanley Black & Decker marketing director Daniel Keyse.

Team 18 boss Charlie Schwerkolt welcomed the tweak.

“It is so exciting to see them use the opportunity to showcase the partnership between DEWALT and POWERS,” said Schwerkolt.

“Innovation is at the heart of racing and that is reflected with DEWALT ENGINEERED BY POWERS in combining their resources to provide the best tools and anchoring systems to build many of the world’s most iconic structures.

“To get our first podium as a two-car team in Darwin was sensational and it has only galvanised the team further, because there’s a great feel of knowing the potential we have.

“The way Supercars has adapted its product in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been remarkable, and it’s proof when you see how the team partners have reacted.

“There’s a sense of excitement and it’s building up really nicely to the big grand finale at Mount Panorama.”

Pye has been in fine form of late, taking consecutive podiums at Darwin and making up a remarkable 50 places across the six Townsville races.

“It’s great to see DEWALT using my #20 car in a way to showcase its class-leading position as part of the world’s largest tool company,” said Pye.

“DEWALT is new to the Supercars Championship in 2020, and given the situation that the world faces this year, it might have been easy for them to change its approach.

“However, they’ve shown a great deal of loyalty and persistence and having the new branding on the car shows that they are remaining engaged and active.

“All of the team has been really encouraged with the speed of the DEWALT car. We’ve been making changes that are having a positive effect and we’re showing that on the track.”

He now sits 11th in the championship, leading into the first of two events at The Bend: The Repco SuperSprint on September 19-20.

“The Bend will offer more challenges for us, but the just like the last few rounds, we’re going in with a lot of confidence and we will be sure to put our best foot forward when we hit the track in South Australia,” Pye added.

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