Tim Slade’s Freightliner Racing Commodore will be decked out in a special one-off livery for this weekend’s Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.
Alliance Truck Parts colours will take over the car – which has won two races this season so far – for the exciting street race this weekend.
Brad Jones Racing has been associated with Freightliner and Alliance Truck Parts since 2014 and fans will be familiar with the bright yellow livery on Andrew Jones’ Dunlop Series Commodore since mid-last year.
The PPG Paint team at the Albury BJR workshop has been busy preparing this bold livery and Slade couldn’t be happier with the result.
“Andrew’s car is a real eye catcher with its bright yellow, but we’ve gone with almost the complete opposite for this weekend,” Slade said.
“I think it looks really tough and will definitely stand out in its own right.”
The 30-year old racer took his maiden Supercars win on the Saturday at Winton and backed it up immediately the following day. Last round Darwin was also strong, with second in Sunday’s 200km race.
“It’s been a successful couple of rounds for me and really awesome to get Freightliner Racing up on the podium.
“The Freightliner Racing team had a podium finish at Townsville last year so it would be great to continue our momentum and get on the podium for Alliance Trucks Parts this weekend.
“I always look forward to getting to Townsville and I find the track provides a challenge for drivers.”
Freightliner Australia director Stephen Downes said the company was pleased to switch the livery on Slade’s Commodore.
“We have absolutely loved seeing the Freightliner brand on the podium at recent race meetings, but we are also keen to give our family brand, Alliance Truck Parts, its time in the spotlight,” he said.
“Tim’s car looks fantastic decked out in black and yellow and is set to draw plenty of attention on the track at Townsville."
Alliance Truck Parts has a relatively low profile in Australia, but is highly regarded and accepted in the United States, where customers have come to value its range of budget conscious new and remanufactured all-makes parts.
NASCAR spectators are familiar with the brand thanks to the Alliance Truck Parts Ford driven by Brad Keslowski in selected Sprint Cup races.