McHitch Uniglide Trailer coupling has teamed up with Brad Jones Racing and Nick Percat for the teams’ latest one-off livery for the upcoming Townsville 400 event.

The yellow and white branding will not only be seen on Nick Percats #8 Commodore, but also feature in one of the support categories – on Richard Mork’s V8 Ute.

Joe McGinnes, inventor of the McHitch coupling and a former racer himself, used to drive his race trailer across the country, and after wearing out traditional tow balls and couplings in a single trip, he decided to look for something better. When he couldn’t find it, he made the ultimate product for the job and eventually had to retire from racing to keep up with the high demand for the McHitch equipment.

The McHitch Automatic Coupler is an award-winning innovation in the field of caravan and trailer towing. The awards include SEMA Las Vegas, Australasian Society of Engineers and being judged Best Hitch in Australia by the Caravan and Motorhome on Tour magazine and the Campertrailer Australia Magazine.

Nick Percat “It’s great to have a family, regional based business like McHitch supporting a family team like Brad Jones Racing. Many of our supporters have trailers, caravans and even race trailers, and they want hassle free, safe towing, so to showcase the McHitch brand to our fans is pretty cool.”

“There’s nothing else out there in these colors so we’ll again stand out from the rest of the pack.”

“After our podium finish in Darwin, I’m very much looking forward to getting on track in Townsville. The team have had podium finishes there before and with our increasing momentum I feel like we are in a good position to continue scoring some strong results for the team.”

Joe McGinnes “McHitch Uniglide Trailer Couplings is thrilled to be Naming Right Sponsor of the # 8 Nick Percat Supercar for the Townsville Watpac 400. It's ironic that a racing car hobby towing an XW GT competing in the Biante Historic Touring Cars supports led to the development of the now successful McHitch system.”

“We look forward to being trackside at Townsville to support Nick and the team at BJR. We’re excited to see the #8 McHitch Commodore on track this weekend.” 

Published: 04 July 2017.

#8 Nick Percat

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