Committing early and fully to the Gfinity Supercars Eseries underpinned Walkinshaw Andretti United’s runaway success in the inaugural season, says Ryan Walkinshaw.
Josh Rogers clinched the championship in the final round on Tuesday night with a fine display, while teammate Jarrad Filsell accrued enough points to hold off Red Bull Holden Racing Team rival Dayne Warren for second overall.
Rogers and Filsell combined for one-two finishes at both Oran Park and Bathurst to complete a memorable season as Walkinshaw watched on as a guest commentator.
“They’ve had some exceptional races and had a bunch of one-twos as well which has been exciting.
“It’s obviously not Supercars but it’s a program that we went out there wanting to succeed in.
“It’s nice to be known as the team that won the first ever Gfinity Supercars Eseries.”
Elaborating on their desire to get involved in the series, Walkinshaw added: “I’m personally into gaming and esports.
“I see a lot of value in it and it’s been a program that we said from day one, if we were going to go and do it, we wanted to do it properly.
“Starting from scratch and getting in there early allowed us to focus on getting the two right drivers.
“We certainly heard that Josh is the best driver in Australia and Jarrad is right up there with him as well battling hard, so I think between the two of them we have found the two best guys and that has shown.”
Rogers took nine wins and 11 podiums from the 16 races, with Filsell’s tallies at two wins and six podiums.