North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green officially welcomed two Toyota 86 Racing Series drivers to Cowboys HQ as the series prepares to race at the Watpac Townsville 400.
The tie-up comes through Toyota, who are the Cowboys' title sponsor and will have two entries backed in the team's colours compete as the series visits Townsville for the first time.
Rally legend Neal Bates and his son, Australian Rally Championship competitor Harry Bates, headed to the training facility for the 2015 NRL premiers.
“We [Cowboys] have the privilege of competing in our national sport every weekend, so to share in their lead-up to their inaugural race entry, is a great opportunity,” Green said.
“As a self-confessed car lover, taking a ride for a hot-lap has always been on my bucket list, and the players and I are really looking forward to hitting the track.
“We’ve built a strong relationship with Toyota since partnering with them back in 2003, and we wish them the best of luck with their racing series this weekend.”
Cowboys Kyle Feldt, Ethan Lowe, Antonio Winterstein and Glenn Hall will taken round the circuit for hot laps during the race weekend.