Team 18 has revealed the Indigenous-themed livery that Scott Pye’s Nulon Racing entry will feature in Darwin and Townsville.
The livery was designed in collaboration with naming-rights partner Nulon and GH United, a Mackay-based Memorial Rugby League team.
The artwork was created by Mackay-based Indigenous artist Debbie Thaiday of DT Trait Designz and her family, who are from Iama & Erub Islands in the Torres Straits.
The artwork portrayed in the livery pays homage to two Mackay women, Gail Hine and Grace Hoffman, who both passed away from a brain aneurysm in 2009. Hine and Hoffman originated from the Torres Strait Islands and the main features of the design reflect their Torres Strait heritage.
The day of the livery reveal also coincides with what would have been Grace Hoffman’s 60th birthday.
“The Nulon Racing Indigenous livery looks absolutely incredible and it will be sure to stand out when we hit the track for the first Supercars Indigenous round in Darwin,” said Pye.
“We are so proud to get behind a cause that Nulon are involved with at a community level and to carry the livery across to Townsville will be really special for the GH United team and the family of Gail Hine and Grace Hoffman.
“We’ve all been working hard since Winton so we can’t wait to get up to Darwin and put our best foot forward and show off this awesome livery on track.”