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Cash boost for Supercars qualifying

MORE money will be on the line in qualifying during this year’s Repco Supercars Championship.

V8 Sleuth understands that Boost Mobile is set to replace Armor All as the category’s qualifying sponsor, which is among Supercars’ key commercial properties.

Armor All had held the position since 2006 but has elected to focus its sponsorship on at-track activations this season.

Although details are yet to be revealed, Boost is believed to be upping the prize purse, which stood at just $1,000 per pole position in recent seasons.

That was the case for all events except the Bathurst 1000, which carried $5,000, while the driver with the most poles for the season has received $10,000.

Boost’s soon-to-be-confirmed move to sponsor Supercars qualifying comes despite company founder Peter Adderton’s frequent criticisms of the category on social media.

Adderton recently declared he was pausing any negotiations over extending Boost’s sponsorship of the Gold Coast 500 beyond 2024.

Armor All had a near 20-year run of sponsoring the pole award. Pic: an1images.com / Justin Deeley

That was triggered by the ongoing saga involving Boost-backed driver Brodie Kostecki, who is not defending his Supercars crown following a dispute with Erebus Motorsport.

Kostecki won the Armor All Pole Champion Award last season, topping the class with 10 pole positions from the 28 races.

This year’s season is set to be held over 24 races, starting with two 250km contests at Mount Panorama this weekend.  

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