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Kostecki and Mostert win top honours at gala awards

Supercars Gala Awards held in Adelaide following the VAILO Adelaide 500.

27 November 2023

Following on from his first-ever Repco Supercars Championship drivers’ title, Brodie Kostecki has been voted the Drivers’ Driver by his peers for 2023.

At Supercars annual Gala Awards, Kostecki claimed the top driver-voted gong, while Chaz Mostert received the Barry Sheene Medal.

It’s the first time the Walkinshaw Andretti United Ford Mustang driver has been awarded the Barry Sheene Medal, which is presented to the driver adjudged to have displayed outstanding leadership, media interaction, character, personality, fan appeal and sportsmanship throughout the season.

In the fan-voted categories, the VAILO Adelaide 500, attended by an estimated 260,7000 fans, won the event of the year award.

NASCAR-bound three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen was voted as the fan’s most popular driver for a third consecutive year. The Kiwi exits Supercars with an 80 wins, 177 podiums and 48 pole positions from 227 round starts/511 race starts.

The Mike Kable Young Gun Award went to Cameron McLeod. McLeod is the son of long-time racer and the grandson of 1987 Bathurst 1000 winner Peter. The 18-year-old
Nissan Altima driver finished third in his first full-time season of the Dunlop Super3 Series.

2023 REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP GALA AWARD WINNERS:

• Barry Sheene Medal: Chaz Mostert
• Repco Supercars Champion: Brodie Kostecki
• Dunlop Team Champion: Coca-Cola Racing (Erebus)
• Drivers’ Driver: Brodie Kostecki
• Mike Kable Young Gun Award: Cameron McLeod
• Dunlop Super2 Series Champion: Kai Allen
• Dunlop Super3 Series Champion: Jobe Stewart
• Dunlop Super2 Series Champion Team: Eggleston Motorsport
• ARMOR ALL Pole Champion Award: Brodie Kostecki
• ARMOR ALL Dunlop Super2 Series Pole Position Award: Ryan Wood
• Champion Manufacturer: Chevrolet
• Fans Choice – Best Presented Team: Red Bull Ampol Racing Team
• Fans Choice – Most Popular Driver – Shane van Gisbergen
• Best Event of the Year: VAILO Adelaide 500
• Best Volunteer Group: Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500
• Supercars Media Award: Mark Larkham