For the ITM Auckland SuperSprint event, BJR will have not one, but two Coregas NZ Racing Supercars on the grid. Nick Percat and Tim Slade will showcase Coregas NZ colours, similar to what Supercar fans saw on Car #8 in Phillip Island and Perth earlier this year.
Slade has additional support from some of the team’s regular partners in their NZ branding, including Machinery House (Hare & Forbes) and Cub Cadet (Rover). In addition, both Nick & Tim will receive support from Wet & Forget for the second year running.
Coregas manufacture and distribute compressed gases and cryogenic liquids to almost all industries, ranging from heavy industry and manufacturing, to healthcare, and proudly supply Brad Jones Racing for all their workshop needs.
With over 44 years of experience in the business, Coregas is the largest Australian-owned industrial, medical and specialty gas company. Coregas continue to develop and grow their product range, as does the business, with a recent expansion into New Zealand in 2016.
Executive General Manager of Coregas Australia, Alan Watkins said “We have been supplying gases and cooling to Brad Jones Racing and other Supercar teams this year. Coregas NZ launched in 2016 and you can see Coregas NZ on both BJR cars at the Pukekohe event. We are looking forward to a great race weekend. Changing gases, changing lives.”
Brad Jones Racing, Team Owner Kim Jones added “Coregas have been a great addition to the team in 2018 and have added value to our workshop practices and how we operate both at the workshop and at the track.”
“It’s great to be representing the Coregas NZ brand on both our BJR Commodores this year and the Coregas NZ Racing Supercars will look fantastic on track.”
“I feel both Tim and Nick have been doing a solid job this year, which sees us currently sitting 4th in the team’s championship, the consistency has been there. I know we are looking to finish the year strong and we’ll head to this round like all others, ready to give it our best shot.”
“The Pukekohe weekend will always be one close to our hearts, as we race for the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy. There is always a special feeling when we go there to race in his honour; we’ll always carry the JR star on our cars with absolute pride. We’ve scored the JR trophy once, and there is no doubt that we’d love to get it again.”
Stay tuned to the BJR Supercars Facebook page over the next day to see the liveries come to life via their latest time lapse video. The team’s PPG paint and panel crew doing a stellar job to transform the two cars and have them looking like new; completed in less than three days.
The team is set to arrive in New Zealand tomorrow, with on track action underway from Friday. Tim Slade will be back in Freightliner Racing colours for Newcastle, with Nick’s final livery of 2018 to be released in the coming weeks.
Published: 30 October 2018.