TRADIE CEO Ben Goodfellow with Tickford's new young gun Jake Kostecki. Photo: Tickford Racing.

TICKFORD Racing has confirmed its relationship with TRADIE workwear will step up for this year’s Repco Supercars Championship as it takes naming rights sponsorship of the team’s #56 Mustang to be driven by newcomer Jake Kostecki.

The deal, announced this morning, sees three of Tickford Racing’s four Mustangs now have confirmed naming rights partners.

Cam Waters’ car will continue with Monster Energy, Thomas Randle’s will have Castrol backing and a partner is yet to be announced for James Courtney’s #5 entry.

TRADIE have been involved with Tickford Racing since 2018.

Cam Waters’ Monster Energy Mustang ran with TRADIE backing at last year’s Repco Bathurst 1000. Photo: Nathan Wong.

“When we first partnered with Tickford in 2018 we talked about how we’d love to have a fully-branded TRADIE Supercar someday, so to see this become reality is a dream come true,” CEO and Founder of TRADIE, Ben Goodfellow said.

“We’ve had a fantastic relationship with the team at Tickford and have had a lot of fun showcasing our brand and products in one of Australia’s biggest sports, and we can’t wait to take it up a notch this year with Jake driving the TRADIE Racing Mustang. TRADIE undies and workwear have covered the team’s rigs at Tickford over the last few years, so to have our own Tickford rig is going to be very special.”

Kostecki joins Tickford from Matt Stone Racing and will have his first chance to turn laps in the #56 TRADIE Mustang at Winton during pre-season testing on Tuesday February 22.

The first round of the Repco Supercars Championship will be the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight at Sydney Motorsport Park on March 4-6.