As Boost Mobile boss Peter Adderton campaigns to secure a Supercars entry, at least one existing team boss is opposing him.
Adderton launched a social media offensive in the lead-up to the returning Gold Coast 500, sponsored by his maverick third-party telco, appealing to fans to support his bid to field a team from next year.
The outspoken entrepreneur – and passionate Supercars supporter – claims he is being blocked from buying the dormant 26th Teams Racing Charter, which is the last unused entry. But the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast reveals that despite declaring that he has ordered a Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro from Triple Eight, Adderton is at the back of the queue.
Adderton wants to rehabilitate Richie Stanaway in a new-look Boost Mobile Racing run by V8 legend Greg Murphy. But others are ahead in the race to buy the extra entry.
Talking exclusively to PARKED UP PLUS, solo entrant Tim Blanchard confirms his desire to expand to two cars in 2024 and strongly suggests Supercars won’t offer the final TRC for sale until Gen3 is bedded down next season.
Insiders indicate that Blanchard’s CoolDrive Racing has first preference, ahead of also aspiring expansionist Matt Stone Racing.
It’s all explained in the latest PARKED UP PLUS, as well as why gun co-driver Warren Luff could be on the market.
Amid informed speculation that 2021 Bathurst 1000 co-winner Lee Holdsworth is returning to Walkinshaw Andretti United, Luff addresses his future.
He has an extraordinary record as an enduro co-driver, with six Bathurst 1000 podiums including a pair of seconds in the past decade and two Enduro Cup titles.
The versatile racer, who recently added an off-road championship to his achievements, will be in high demand as experienced co-drivers will be prized with the return of the Sandown 500 in 2023.
PARKED UP PLUS also reports on the huge damage bill from the Gold Coast 500 carnage amid the on-going debate over the crash-causing chicane tyre bundles.
As well, Australia’s success in motorsport’s equivalent of the Olympics is celebrated, with Supercars team owner Stephen Grove captaining our squad to sixth in the medal tally.
Team Australia was anchored by regular V8 enduro co-driver and rising world sports car star Matt Campbell, who won our gold medal.
All this and more on the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast, hosted by motorsport Journalist Of The Year and renowned news-breaker Mark Fogarty.