In a spectacular display of speed and style, Triple Eight Race Engineering unveiled its 2024 Supercars campaign with a bang at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport. The event, held on a sunny Saturday afternoon, saw over 9,000 motorsport enthusiasts gather on the tarmac to witness the grand reveal of the Chevrolet Camaros.
The highlight of the day was Toowoomba’s own Will Brown, who made a thrilling debut in his first Red Bull Chevrolet Camaro, alongside his teammate Broc Feeney. The duo, known for their youthful energy and competitive spirit, delighted fans with a series of airside burnouts, showcasing the power and agility of their machines.
With Feeney, aged 21, and Brown, aged 25, Triple Eight boasts the youngest racing team lineup on the Supercars grid. Despite their youth, the pair is no stranger to success, having secured a total of nine wins in the 2023 season. Their partnership signals a fresh and ambitious chapter for the Brisbane-based team as they gear up for a promising year ahead.
Brown’s move to Triple Eight from Erebus Motorsport marks a significant step in his career, stepping into the shoes left by three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen. His debut burnout in the No. 87 Red Bull Camaro was not just a display of skill but also a statement of intent for the 2024 season.
The event at Wellcamp Airport was more than just a car reveal; it was a celebration of motorsport, bringing together fans, families, and drivers in a unique setting. The choice of location, an airport tarmac, added an extra layer of excitement and novelty to the proceedings, creating a memorable day for all involved.
Following the festivities in Toowoomba, the focus for Red Bull Ampol Racing shifts to the pre-season test day at Queensland Raceway. This crucial day of testing on Monday is a final opportunity for the team to fine-tune their vehicles and strategies ahead of the Thrifty Bathurst 500, which kicks off the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship from February 23-25.
Both Feeney and Brown are gearing up to compete in the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour from February 16-18. This event, together with the Bathurst 500, forms the Bathurst SuperFest, offering two weeks of non-stop action and entertainment in Bathurst. Fans looking to experience the thrill of the races can find tickets and campsite information at the official Bathurst 12 Hour and Supercars websites.