Supercars teams make special delivery

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 10/09/2018
  • By Mitchell Adam / Stefan Bartholomaeus

Three Virgin Australia Supercars Championship outfits have completed a special delivery of hay to farmers in drought-stricken central New South Wales.

Melbourne-based Milwaukee Racing, whose owner Phil Munday launched the idea, Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing and Preston Hire Racing each sent a prime mover and flat-tray loaded with bales of hay interstate.

Approximately 150 bales were collected from Timboon Railway Shed Distillery to the south-west of Melbourne and despatched to Mendooran, outside Dubbo in central New South Wales.

Truck drivers for the three teams, Vinnie Borgia, Trent Levi and Colin Schwartz completed the run over the weekend.

Munday's outfit, which effectively replaced Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport on the Supercars grid this year, also sported the Buy a Bale logo on Will Davison's Falcon at The Bend last month.

“Two or three years ago Lucas put a sticker on the side of the car (supporting the cause),” Munday told Supercars.com.

“It was only in the last few weeks it’s really been brought to the public’s attention how bad the crisis is for the farmers.

“When I came back I said to Vinnie, 'I want to get our prime mover, hire a couple of trailers, and I’ve got some hay I can get from people I know, so let’s do a run to take it up there'.

“Then Vinnie got on to Charlie [Schwerkolt] and Walkinshaw, so I hired six trailers to take 100 tonne of hay up there.

“To be able to do that, it’s not for publicity, but it’s because you can help people in need. That gives me a real buzz.”

All three outfits will be back in action this weekend with the RABBLE.club Sandown 500.

Milwaukee Racing launched its retro-themed Sandown livery this morning, while Preston Hire Racing unveiled its Monaro-tribute last week.

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