Tuesday, Aug 13 08:00am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Thomas Randle reveals livery for Supercars debut

Former Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion Thomas Randle has revealed the Ford Mustang he’s race in a one-off drive at The Bend SuperSprint later this month.


Randle will run under the Scandia Racing moniker in a fourth entry by Tickford Racing alongside Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters and Lee Holdsworth.


The 23-year-old will make a one-off appearance in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for the team but looks likely to pair Holdsworth in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, pending confirmation.



“It’s just like being drafted from the VFL up to the AFL for a match, so it’s a real dream come true,” Randle said.


“I’m very excited to be making my main game Supercars Championship debut, and I’ve just got to thank everyone from Tickford Racing who’s helped put this together over the past couple months.


“Of course I’ve got to thank Scandia for coming on board as the primary partner on the car, as well as Skye Sands, ACT Fence Hire, V8 Sleuth, Castrol, Lifeview Residential Care, and McQuinn Electrical, it’s really cool to have so many partners throwing support behind my main game debut.


“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to race in Supercars, and it’s going to be super awesome to finally drive a Mustang Supercar on my own for a round at Tailem Bend in less than a fortnight.”



Randle will continue to run with backing from SKYE SANDS, which is owned by Rusty French who is a long time backer of Randle.


Tickford Racing CEO and team principal Tim Edwards was key in bringing Randle aboard Tickford’s Super2 program in 2018, and has been pleased with his progress to this stage.



“We’ve been working hard for a while on getting Tom a crack in the main game, so we’re happy to finally roll it out for Tailem Bend.” Edwards said.


“We’re very grateful to Scandia and excited to see them step up their involvement to make this happen.


“Tom’s been a great addition to the team and obviously is really coming along as a driver, so we’re looking forward to getting him in a Mustang to race against the main game boys.”



Randle, who is also a mechanical engineering student at Swinburne University, will pilot one of five Mustangs operated by Tickford Racing on the weekend, and one of seven in the 26-car field. It will be Tickford Racing’s first wild card entry since the 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.


Thomas Randle will get his first taste of the No. 66 Scandia Racing Ford Mustang Tuesday at Winton Motor Raceway, where all five Tickford Racing Mustangs are set to test. The Bend SuperSprint takes place on 23-25 August.