The Shannons Supercar Showdown is back for series three this year, unveiling a new team and a new prize.
Season 3 with Ford Performance Racing. Source: FPR
Eight young rookies this year will battle it out in a series of challenges to claim the number one prize of winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown.
The series is back for it’s third season, this year under Ford Performance Racing and also with a brand new prize, a 2014 testing contract with Ford Performance Racing and a race at Homebush this year in a Dunlop Development Series car.
Professional V8 Supercar drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom will be the driver coaches this year, with brand new host motor racing reporter Briony Ingerson.
The rookies confirmed include two British drivers of Adrian Campfield and Dan Cammish, Formula Ford’s Macauley Jones, Chelsea Angelo and James Golding, Formula 3 stars Tim Macrow and Todd Hazelwood and current V8 Ute driver Craig Dontas.
This year’s rookies will split into teams of four, either belonging to Team Davison or Team Winterbottom.
They will compete in teams to earn points, testing their mental and psychical ability, race on simulators and compete in motorkhanas, Formula Ford, Sprint Karts and of course, V8 Supercars.
The team coach will then allocate a certain amount of points to the winner, with whoever having the most points earning themselves a place in the final four.
There is also a captain’s choice option, so if the contestant doesn’t earn many points, they may still have a place in the final four.
Unlike the two previous series, there are no eliminations this year.
The series will air over eight episodes on Australian channel 7mate Saturday evenings, online at: http://www.shannons.com.au/supercarshowdown/videos