NULON RACING READY FOR A SUPER NIGHT IN SYDNEY

An intense two-day schedule of Sydney SuperNight racing action at Sydney Motorsport Park is on its way for Nulon Racing and the rest of the Supercars grid, with the team excited to race under lights with their Gen3 Supercars for the first time.

While the event is scheduled for the 28th to the 30th of July, all the Supercars action will be held across Saturday and Sunday only. The two-day line-up features two practice sessions, a three-part knock-out qualifying and a 51-lap night race on the Saturday and qualifying plus a 36-lap race on the Sunday afternoon.

Both races 18 and 19 of the 2023 Supercars Championship will each include a compulsory pit stop with a two-tyre requirement, and Saturday’s outing also calling for a fuel drop during the 51-lap/200km race.

“There is certainly going to be no shortage of action for Nulon Racing at Sydney Motorsport Park,” Team Owner, Peter Xiberras, said.

“On Saturday, in particular, there are going to be many strategy games going on – we can run the entire length on one-stop as far as fuel goes, but whether that is the right way to go about it will be the question, given we will be running on the soft compound tyres for the entirety of the weekend, on what is historically a high-deg track.

“I expect that we will see a lot of different strategies playing out which should make for some very interesting racing. And of course, racing under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park is always a spectacle!”

While the Supercars won’t be on-track on Friday, it will not be a day of rest or relaxation for drivers Jimmy Golding and Tim Slade, with the pair set to be kept busy all day with sponsor engagements and a Supercars drivers autograph session on-track, which will follow the team’s appearance and autograph session on Thursday afternoon at Autobarn Campbelltown (3.00pm to 4.00pm). Golding and Slade will also drop-in to the Nulon Racing merchandise stand in Merchandise Alley across the weekend, where race fans can grab a new-style Nulon Racing T-shirt, winter gear and more.

The team won’t be off the clock when the final flag falls on Sunday afternoon either, with the team staying on at SMP on the Monday for a ride day and for Golding’s co-driver, Dylan O’Keeffe, to get behind the wheel for some laps ahead of the approaching enduro season.

“I am looking forward to the different format we have in Sydney and racing under lights again, which we haven’t done for a while,” said Slade, driver of the #23 Nulon Racing Camaro.

“Sydney Motorsport Park is the home track for PremiAir Hire and Nulon with their HQ’s just on the other side of the M7, and also for many our team partners.

“As a result, we will have a few extras at the track supporting us this weekend, so hopefully we can do them proud.”

Golding is also feeling positive of a strong showing in the #31 Nulon Racing Camaro.

“I am looking forward to returning to a track where we have already tested the Gen3 cars. It will be interesting to see how much the cars have been improved over the last five months, compared to the pre-season test,” Golding noted.

“We have also experienced a lot of different tracks in the new cars now, so there is less uncertainty about how the cars will perform when we roll out for the first practice session on Saturday.

“The mix up in race formats is cool. Knock-out qualifying on Saturday and of course racing under lights is awesome, you can’t beat it really. The speed and intensity always feel higher at night, and the glowing brakes create an awesome spectacle!”

The Supercars field will first roll-out at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday for two 30-minute practice sessions at 12.15pm and 2.10pm, ahead of a three-stage qualifying for race 18 from 4.45pm to 5.35pm. Race 18 will then be held under lights from 7.05pm to 9.30pm. Sunday will feature a 15-minute qualifying session at 12.25pm, before race 19 gets underway at 3.30pm. For full event information, visit www.supercars.com.au

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