EX JIM BEAM FALCON TO HEAD TWO CAR SUPER3 TEAM

Steven Johnson raced the same Jim Beam Falcon over the course of four seasons from 2009 to 2012. This is at Winton in 2009. Photo: an1images.com / Justin Deeley

THE ex-Jim Beam Racing Falcon raced by Jon McCorkindale for the past few seasons has found a new home with Beikoff Racing and will continue to race in the Dunlop Super3 Series.

The Queensland-based team will prepare and run the ex-Steven Johnson Falcon FG alongside its existing, ex-Harris Racing AU Falcon in a two-car team.

A Supercars enthusiast has purchased the FG from McCorkindale and contracted Shane and Jono Beikoff to run the FG for prospective drivers in Super3 rounds this year alongside its 2001-spec AU.

“We’re excited to run a race-winning FG Falcon in 2021 to give young up-and-comers a chance to race a Project Blueprint-spec V8 Supercar in the Super3 Series,” said Shane Beikoff.

“We also look forward to giving our AU Falcon a race at selected rounds in the heritage class of Super3 – it’s a genuine old school H-pattern V8 Supercar for all the fans of that era.”

The FG Falcon was built new by Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2009 and raced by Steven Johnson in Jim Beam colours from 2009 to 2012.

It moved into the Dunlop Series in 2013 and was raced by Drew and Aaren Russell and then Matt Palmer before McCorkindale purchased it to race in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in 2018.

Jon McCorkindale at Bathurst in February 2021. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith
With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.