FRESH BACKING FOR KOSTECKI’S SYDNEY WILDCARD

KURT Kostecki will carry a familiar logo when he makes his third and final wildcard start of 2021.

The 23-year-old will race the #27 Walkinshaw Andretti United entry at the second Sydney Motorsport Park event on November 6-7 with backing from SP Tools.

The company was a major sponsor of the team in 2014 and 2015, when it raced under the Holden Racing Team moniker, and remained an associate sponsor through to the end of the 2019 season.

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“It’s awesome to have SP Tools back involved in our team, we’ve shared some great times together previously, and car 27 looks fantastic,” Bruce Stewart, WAU team principal, said.

“Kurt has definitely impressed us over the first two wildcard entries this season at The Bend and Darwin, so we are looking forward to having him back with us for the Sydney SuperNight alongside Chaz and Bryce.

“I’m sure the test day tomorrow will be very valuable after being out of the car since Darwin, but equally we will all be working hard to ensure he is as comfortable as possible for the start of the event in Sydney so he can have the best weekend possible.”

Kostecki posted a career-best sixth place finish in the opening race of his most recent wildcard start at Hidden Valley in June.

The car will hit the track for the first time in its new colours on Tuesday at Winton when Kostecki completes a rookie test day.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.