Both Penrite Supercars to race one-off livery at Sandown
Livery modelled off Moffat's 1979 Federation Ford
Partnership announced with Dementia Australia
Penrite Racing has paid tribute to legendary racer Allan Moffat with a special one-off livery for this weekend’s Penrite Oil Sandown 500.
Naming rights partner and Sandown event sponsor, Penrite Oil, has announced a partnership with Moffat, who is a Dementia Australia patron.
The partnership is aimed at raising awareness and community support for patients and their families affected by dementia.
It also recognises Moffat's long and successful racing career, with the Canadian-born driver a four-time champion, four-time Bathurst winner and six-time Sandown winner.
The David Reynolds/Garth Tander and Matt Payne/Kevin Estre Fords will carry a livery based on Moffat’s 1979 XC Federation Falcon.
The #19 and #26 Mustang Supercars will carry the bold red, orange and yellow as well as the original Penrite Oil logo.
Dementia Australia is also the official charity partner of the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 event. CLICK HERE to access Dementia Australia’s website.
Penrite Racing Team Principal David Cauchi said: “It is a great initiative that Penrite have undertaken to bring this livery to life in partnership with Allan Moffat and Dementia Australia.
"This is a fantastic way to create awareness for Dementia Australia as well as mark the return of the Sandown 500 event.
"We are excited to see the cars on track with our four endurance drivers behind the wheel and look forward to doing Penrite, Dementia Australia and Allan Moffat proud.”
Tander said: “The livery looks fantastic, and I am honoured to drive the #26 Ford Mustang at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 in this special livery to raise awareness for a really important cause.
"Allan and Phil Grant have done tremendous work with Dementia Australia and the team will certainly be working hard to achieve a strong result for Penrite, Allan and Dementia Australia.”
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe added: “I extend my gratitude to Penrite Oil and Supercars for inviting Dementia Australia to be a part of this exciting opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support dementia services and programs.
"It is so exciting to see Dementia Australia’s logo included in the historic livery launched today.
"Allan Moffat as our Patron and his support network have been so generous in sharing about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to raise awareness in the community and vital funds for Dementia Australia."
Supercars will hit the track at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 for three 30-minute practice sessions on Friday. Tickets are on sale now on Ticketek.com and Supercars.com.