Monday, Jan 6 10:11am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Scott McLaughlin auctions 2017 helmet for bushfire appeal

Two-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin is auctioning his 2017 helmet to support the Australian Red Cross and WIRES.


Bushfires have devastated parts of Australia with over six millions hectares of land burned. So far 25 people have been killed due to the fires.


McLaughlin is auctioning his helmet he wore from Darwin to Newcastle. The helmet is one of two worn during the 2017 season with the second currently in the possession of Roger Penske.


McLaughlin recorded five wins, six podiums and 10 pole positions with the helmet. It is the same one he wore to record the record-breaking lap at Mount Panorama of 2:03.8312s in the DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X.


“The last few days, it’s been absolutely devastating seeing the way these fires have ripped through parts of Australia, people’s homes, animals homes, some of the pics are so so sad,” McLaughlin wrote on social media.


“I’ve been trying to think I’ve what I could do to help in a little way for my two favoured charities, the Australian Red Cross and WIRES.


“The amount this gets sold for I will personally match it with a donation myself. All the money will be split right down the middle and will be given evenly to these two charities.”


After less than 24 hours, the auction has raised $45,000.


CLICK HERE to see the auction