THE CAR THAT GAVE DICK JOHNSON’S TEAM ITS LAST V8 CROWN AVAILABLE VIA V8 SLEUTH …
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THE car that gave Dick Johnson Racing its last Supercars Championship title is now on the market via V8 Sleuth.
Driven to the 2010 championship by James Courtney in a nail-biting final round at Sydney Olympic Park, the #18 Jim Beam Racing Ford Falcon FG has been placed up for sale from a private collector who has entrusted V8 Sleuth with its sale.
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Originally built by Triple Eight Race Engineering for DJR, the car (chassis 888A-018) was raced by Courtney in 2009 and 2010 and then by James Moffat in 2011 and for the first half of 2012.
One of seven FG Falcon chassis built by Triple Eight, it’s the last Falcon FG ‘Project Blueprint’ era car to win the championship before the arrival of the Car of the Future generation of vehicles.
A wide range of supporting documentation will be included with the car, including setup sheets and data sheets from its 2010 championship-winning season, original sales invoices and associated records.
888A-018 CHASSIS RECORD
Debut: 2009 Clipsal 500, Adelaide – James Courtney
Last Event: 2012 Queensland Raceway – James Moffat
Years Raced: 2009-2012
Sponsors: Jim Beam (2009-2011), Norton (2012)
Drivers: James Courtney, Warren Luff, Jonathon Webb, James Moffat, Matt Halliday, Joey Hand
V8SC Race Wins: 7
(James Courtney, 2009 – Townsville and Sydney; 2010 – QLD Raceway x 2, Winton x 2, Sandown)
V8SC Pole Positions: 1
(James Courtney, Winton 2010)
V8SC Podiums: 14
(James Courtney, 2009 – Hamilton (2nd), Townsville (1st), Sandown (2nd), Queensland Raceway (2nd), Gold Coast (3rd), Sydney (1st); 2010 – Adelaide (2nd x 2), Hamilton (3rd), Queensland Raceway (1st x 2), Winton (1st x 2), Townsville (2nd), Sandown (1st)
Bathurst Starts: 3
Bathurst Results: 2009 (Luff/Webb – DNF), 2010 (Courtney/Luff – 5th), 2011 (Moffat/Halliday – 25th)