This year’s Bathurst 1000 and PIRTEK Enduro Cup winning co-driver Steven Richards will take on a host of Supercars stars next month in a karting enduro in Melbourne.
But rather than having Craig Lowndes alongside him, who he’s raced with in the Enduro Cup for the last five seasons, Richards will be teamed with son Clay.
The 18-year-old has continued the family’s racing heritage with his foray into karting, following his five-time Bathurst-winning father Steven and grandfather Jim, who has seven Great Race victories to his name.
Steven and Clay are among the pairings for the Shamick Racing Enduro at Todd Road on December 15, which marks the rebirth of an event that attracted several Supercars stars late last decade.
Its return has been met with widespread support from Supercars drivers, who will each team with a karting regular for the event.
2018 Supercars rookies Anton De Pasquale (#1) and James Golding (#31) during their karting days
Other confirmed Supercars drivers are Chaz Mostert, Nick Percat, Cameron Waters, Michael Caruso, Anton De Pasquale, James Golding and Tim Blanchard.
Steven Richards says he’s looking forward to being part of the field of more than 50 karts with his son.
“These days there isn’t a lot of opportunity to partner up with Clay for a race event, so I’m looking forward to the chance to jump back into a kart with him,” he said.
“Obviously, it’s been a while since I raced karts, so Clay can do the bulk of the driving on the day.”
Entry to the Port Melbourne venue on race day will be free, with live entertainment and a display of Porsche Carrera Cup cars complementing the racing action.