Team 18 has today presented Nulon Racing’s Scott Pye with a gift to mark the occasion of his 300th race start in the Repco Supercars Championship at The Bend Motorsport Park.
Team Owner Charlie Schwerkolt, alongside Team 18 staff, presented a framed artwork to the Melbourne-based South Australian in the Nulon Racing Team 18 garage prior to Race 22 at The OTR The Bend SuperSprint.
The artwork features a montage of photos from Pye’s Supercars career shot by Supercars photographer Mark Horsburgh in the shape of the number ‘300’.
While Pye was proud to reach the milestone, both he and the team remain firmly focussed on the future and achieving strong results with Team 18.
Schwerkolt echoed Pye’s comments working towards a successful future and praised his talent behind the wheel and attitude around the team as a testament to reaching this milestone.
A Supercars race winner and multiple podium finisher at the Bathurst 1000, Pye made his Supercars debut with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in the 2012 Sandown 500 during his debut Super2 season with Triple Eight.
Pye made his full-time debut the following year with LDM, before stints at Dick Johnson Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United before joining Team 18 in 2020.
Pye will bring up the milestone in today’s first race at the OTR The Bend SuperSprint. Race 22 kicks off at 12:30pm ACST and Race 23 at 3:40pm ACST, live on Fox Sports and Kayo.
Charlie Schwerkolt, Team Owner – Nulon Racing Team 18
“We’re extremely proud to see Scott reach his 300th race start in Supercars which is no mean feat.
“It really is a testament to his talent behind the wheel and how he applies himself to his racing with the engineers and crew around him.
“It was great to present a memento that he can take home to share with his family and friends that have supported his journey from the very beginning.
“While it’s good to mark these occasions, we’re excited to continue our journey with Scott and our full focus remains on providing him with the tools to do his best work on the track and push hard for top results and trophies into the future.
Scott Pye, #20 Nulon Racing Holden ZB Commodore
“To reach 300 races is huge achievement and one I’m really proud of. Since we started racing, having longevity in your career means you are able to sustain that by getting results so it’s something I’m proud of to still be here and have opportunities to go racing and get race wins.
“Making my debut was an unreal feeling, to line up on the grid alongside some of the drivers I had been watching from a kid growing up.
“The endurance events have always been great for me to stand alongside Lowndes at the Bathurst podium in 2018 is one moment that really stands out.
“Time flies, you never wish away your year but sometimes when its not going great you want that next event. I look back now and it’s a surreal feeling to be in the championship for so long.
“Getting a race win in the top tier category and one of the best in the world is extremely important and something us drivers wish we could do one day, so to get my first race win in Melbourne in 2018 which is now my hometown was really special.”