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WAU’s other title chase starting at Bathurst

WALKINSHAW Andretti United is now firmly entrenched in the Ford fold, but it’s not done with its Holden winning ways just yet.

Once known as the famous Holden Racing Team, WAU went winless through its first Repco Supercars Championship season fielding Mustangs.

It did however eek out some more victories from the ZB Commodores it previously ran in the main game, courtesy of Ryan Wood in Super2.

Wood has been rewarded with a promotion into the #2 Gen3 Mustang, with his maiden race as Chaz Mostert’s teammate to come this Saturday at the Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Taking over the mantle as Super2 lead driver will be Zach Bates, who is back after a solid rookie year.

Having finished fifth in the 2023 standings, the target is clear now for Bates.

“Batesy did such an epic job last year; we really are excited to see what he can do this year,” WAU CEO Bruce Stewart told V8 Sleuth.

Zach Bates. Pic: Supplied/Race Project

“He should be looking to be pushing for the championship in Super2.

“That’s our objective, that’s our aim.

“But it’s only six events and in that respect, consistency as well as elite performance is key, so let’s see how we go.”

Joining Bates in WAU’s Super2 roster is Toyota 86 graduate Campbell Logan.

WAU has never before won the Super2 crown, and its last Supercars drivers’ championship came in 2002 under the HRT moniker (not counting the HSV Dealer Team as a direct predecessor).

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