New Zealand motorsport team Super Black Racing has announced it has applied for a wildcard entry in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Fronted by former V8 Supercars driver Paul Radisich and businessman Tony Lentino, the team announced the wildcard application on New Zealand television channel TV3.
If successful, it will run a Ford Performance Racing prepared Falcon in October’s race, with support likely to come from the Factory ford team as well.
With a consortium of backers behind Super Black Racing it’s hoped that the Bathurst 1000 wildcard entry will help to secure a full-time entry into the V8 Supercars Championship next year.
It’s believed the team has held discussions with V8 Supercars about purchasing one of the three Racing Entitlements Contracts recently put to tender.
No drivers have been officially named, but Dunlop Series and Supertourers driver Andre Heimgartner is rumoured to be involved.
If successful, Super Black Racing will be the first New Zealand team to compete since Team Kiwi Racing withdrew from the series five years ago.
Super Black Racing join Dunlop Series team Dragon Motor Racing in publicly confirming wildcard applications for the event.
Dragon Motor Racing recently purchased Garry Rogers Motorsport’s (GRM) two Car of the Future specification Holdens campaigned by the team last in 2013,and had assistance from GRM to assess the feasibility of running the wildcard entry.
Applications for wildcard entry officially closed today and will now be assessed by V8 Supercars.