Western Star to Partner With Ford V8 Supercars


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Western Star Trucks Australia has announced that it is teaming up with the V8 Supercar team Ford Performance Racing, making it the official transporter of the team for the 2014 V8 Supercar season.

Two Western Star 4800FXB trucks will be tasked with transporting the team’s B-double trailers, including over 100 tonnes of cars and equipment, to race events around Australia.

The racing teams affected by this deal include The Bottle-O Racing Team and the Ford Pepsi Max Crew.

 "Partnering with Ford Performance Racing is great for the Western Star brand, our dealer network and customer base," Western Star Marketing Manager Don Hanson says.

"The team enjoyed great success in 2013, and garnered a large amount of exposure throughout the racing calendar.  Western Star is keen to assist the team to greater success in 2014"

Ford Performance Racing Team Principal Tim Edwards says "Performance and power are two critical factors to success in motorsport and with Western Star we have both of these things in abundance so we are very happy with the new partnership"

"Our prime movers have a big following at all the races we go to and our new units look very impressive with the additional FPR touches on the chassis and the cabin so I’m sure our fans will enjoy seeing them on the highway and parked up at the race track," says Edwards.

The two Western Star trucks will make their public debut at the Sydney Motorsport Park on February 15 as part of the season-opening V8 Supercars test day. 

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