Leanne Tander has replaced husband Garth as the driver of the PAYCE and Wilson Security Super5000 car for its public debut during the Sandown 500 weekend.
The retro-inspired open-wheeler has been testing behind closed doors in recent months, with Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Tander and fellow Supercars drivers Lee Holdsworth and Alex Davison behind the wheel.
The winner of the 2016 Australian Formula Ford series, Leanne Tander joined that list on Monday at Mallala, and will now steer it during demonstration sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
“Garth had told me that it was fast, but I guess it’s not until you drive it and you put your foot down that you realise exactly how much power it has,” Tander told Supercars.com.
“It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. It’s got 650bhp and compared to his Supercar, which is a bit heavier, Garth took notice of it.
“And then me, it’s been a long time since I’ve driven anything with that much horsepower.
“It definitely woke me up after having driven my Formula Ford of late.”