Walkinshaw Andretti United has revealed the three Indigenous round liveries the team will run at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
All three Walkinshaw Andretti United entries, driven by Chaz Mostert, Nick Percat and wildcard entrant Jayden Ojeda, will run unique liveries with the support of the KARI Foundation, with car #2 and #25 designed by Brian ‘Deadly’ DeVries and car #27 designed by Rhonda Sampson.
DeVries is a proud Wiradjuri Gunya man with ties to the Yuin Nation, while Sampson is a proud Kamilaroi woman who lives on Dharawal country in South Western Sydney.
The design seen on the Mobil 1 Optus Racing #25 and Mobil 1 NTI Racing #2, which was originally created to honour of the collaboration between Optus and KARI Foundation, is titled ‘Community Togetherness.’
The East Coast Lubes #27’s artwork, ‘Community, Culture and Connection’, is a visual representation of the KARI Foundation and all their partners commitment to showcase Indigenous excellence through the shared vision, mission and values of the KARI Foundation.
“It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate the contribution of our indigenous community across all three of our cars this weekend for Indigenous round,” said team prinicpal Bruce Stewart.
“The KARI Foundation has been phenomenal to work with, and it’s been fantastic to build on the relationship Optus started with them in 2019. We appreciate the connection.
“This is something that has been supported by not only everyone in our team, but our entire partner group, which is really cool to see.
“The grid will look fantastic, we have a number of initiatives we can’t wait to bring to life over the course of the weekend, in what is a really important weekend for everyone involved.”