Third-generation Richards tests Falcon Supercar

15 Nov
Clay Richards has sampled a Ford Falcon Supercar with big names watching on
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Clay Richards tests Ford Falcon at Calder on Wednesday

  • Richards is son of five-time Bathurst winner Steven, grandson of legend Jim

  • Richards junior's 2023 includes Toyota 86 race win, TCR Australia top three

Wednesday has proven a big day for third-generation driver Clay Richards, who tested a Ford FG Falcon Supercar at Calder Park Raceway.

Richards, son of five-time Bathurst winner Steven and grandson of seven-time winner Jim, got behind the wheel of an FG Falcon as part of an Image Racing evaluation day.

The 23-year-old cut the laps under the watchful eye of his father, as well as Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan and returning Super2 driver Jordan Boys.

It comes after Boys, who is substituting for Jack Perkins, cut laps in the #99 Shaw and Partners ZB Commodore at Winton Motor Raceway on Tuesday.

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Richards' laps come ahead of a possible entry into the Dunlop Series in 2024.

The Richards name last graced Supercars circles during the 2019 enduros, with Steven partnering Mark Winterbottom at Team 18.


"First laps in a Supercar. Awesome day at Calder. Can’t thank Terry and the team at Image Racing enough for allowing me to have a steer of their FG Falcon," Richards junior posted to social media.

Clay's Supercar laps come amid a busy 2023, with the third-gen racer competing in Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia and TCR Australia.

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Richards notably finished second in just his second TCR race at Winton earlier in the year.

The 2023 racing season has been full of famous names, with the Johnson, Kelly, McLeod, Seton, Bates and Morris names all on track in the Dunlop Series.

Jett Johnson, son of Steven and grandson of Supercars Hall of Famer Dick, is in contention to win this year's Super3 crown.

Cameron McLeod, another third-generation star, tested a Walkinshaw Andretti United ZB Commodore at Winton on Tuesday and has claimed nine of 10 Super3 poles this season amid a sparkling run of form.

Mason Kelly, son of 2005 Bathurst winner Todd, also debuted in the Super3 Series, with Zach Bates claiming his maiden Super2 podium at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

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