“Frosty has been around the sport a long time with tremendous results including a championship win and a Bathurst win, so there’s a lot that Scott can learn from teaming up with him.
“I think they’re going to make great teammates, pushing each other and the team further up the field.”
Winterbottom finished 13th in the standings last year, with a pair of fourths his best race result.
“It’s a big year for results. It will be Frosty’s second year with Team 18 and while it’s hard to put a number on it before cars have even hit the track, as a goal I’d love to see both cars finishing in the top ten at every event,” Schwerkolt added.
Pye's major backer, livery and car number are to be confirmed in the lead-up to the Superloop Adelaide 500 next month.