Nulon Racing acquires third Camaro chassis

01 Nov
Ex-Adderton car available for Nulon Racing after Gold Coast crash
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Nulon Racing acquires third Chevrolet Camaro Supercar

  • Car may debut in Adelaide after Tim Slade's Gold Coast crash

  • Chassis was initially acquired by Peter Adderton last year

Nulon Racing has announced it has acquired a third Chevrolet Camaro Supercar ahead of next month’s VAILO Adelaide 500.

The chassis, 888A-064, has already made a public debut, being used by the team in a Sundale Bridge activation ahead of the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500. It was also on display at a Girls on Track event at the team’s workshop.

The new chassis may yet race this year, with Tim Slade’s car left with significant damage after a first-lap crash in Sunday’s race at Surfers Paradise.

The chassis was acquired by Peter Adderton late last year, and has been assembled ready to race for Nulon Racing in the second half of the year.

First lap: Slade, Courtney and Jones all out in Turn 4 crash

Nulon Racing Team Manager Stephen Robertson said having a spare chassis is a “smart decision” in the wake of Slade’s crash.

It comes a year after the team was forced into a pre-Adelaide chassis change after James Golding's car incurred major damage in a Gold Coast chicane pile-up.


“In the new Gen3 era of Supercars, it is a smart decision to have a complete spare car on hand if you are able to,” Robertson said.

“Accidents happen – we saw that in particular with Jimmy last year at the Gold Coast event – and as we have seen across the 2023 season, putting these new cars back together after heavy accidents like that takes quite a bit.

“This is especially problematic when you have short turnaround times between events, as we have at some points throughout the season.

courtney slade gold coast crash 2023

“If we had a similar incident to what we had at the Gold Coast last year at Bathurst, for instance, we wouldn’t be able to have that car back online in time to compete at the next event.

“So, when the opportunity came up to have such a high-quality, brand-new spare car on hand, Peter was swift to act.

“This purchase gives us a lot of confidence heading into the final round of the 2023 season and into 2024, and we thank Triple Eight Race Engineering for delivering such a great product to us today.”

Nulon Racing will end its 2023 campaign at the VAILO Adelaide 500 on November 23-26.

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