Team 18 is proud to reveal Scott Pye’s #20 East Coast Car Rentals Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the Tasmania SuperSprint on May 19-21, as part of a new partnership with East Coast Car Rentals, one of Australia’s leading car rental companies.

Under this partnership, East Coast Car Rentals will become the official car rental partner of Team 18 for the remainder of 2023 Supercars Championship season.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Team 18 for the remainder of the 2023 season and be able to provide the team vehicles for race weekends and promotional events,” said East Coast Car Rentals CEO, Daniel Kearney.

“We are looking forward to the Tasmania SuperSprint weekend and seeing Scott’s car whiz around the track in the East Coast Car Rentals Racing Camaro – it looks absolutely fantastic and will be sure to get the win.”

As part of the agreement, East Coast Car Rentals will provide Team 18 with a fleet of vehicles for use during race weekends, as well as during promotional events throughout the year.

East Coast Car Rentals Director Rohan Marx explained their pride in aligning with the team.

“I’ve been a fan of Aussie Supercars since I was a kid watching great Bathurst and Wellington Street Circuit races on TV in a small town in New Zealand, so I am very proud and excited that 40 years on we have been able to align ourselves with Team 18 for a successful 2023,” said Marx.

East Coast Car Rentals’ logo will appear on the doors of Pye’s Camaro in Tasmania and also the front bar of Mark Winterbottom’s #18 DEWALT Racing Camaro for the remainder of the season. The partnership will also include joint marketing activities throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to welcome East Coast Car Rentals as the official car rental partner of Team 18,” said Team 18 Owner Charlie Schwerkolt.

“This partnership is a great fit for us and the motorsport industry as a whole. Supercars is a travelling circus and there are thousands of people involved that rely on rental cars around the country, so it’s exciting to have the support of East Coast Car Rentals which will provide outstanding value to our partners, members and fans.

“We look forward to working with the East Coast Car Rentals team throughout the season and building on our partnership into the future.”

Pye sits 16th after three rounds of the Supercars Championship season, and secured two top ten finishes at Symmons Plains Raceway last year. This year will mark the time in Tasmania for the new Gen3 Supercars, which Pye predicts will produce plenty of action at the tight 2.4 kilometre layout.

“It’s great to welcome onboard East Coast Car Rentals as a new partner to the team and to see them onboard my #20 Camaro in Tasmania. They’re a new partner to the sport which is exciting, and we’ll be sure to give it everything to deliver them a strong result in Tasmania,” said Pye.

“Symmons Plains should produce plenty of action with the new Gen3 cars. It’s a bullring circuit and after the margins we sure in Perth I expect the competition to be closer than ever in Tasmania. We had a pretty strong round last year with two top tens, so we’ll work to build on that this year.”

A display version of Pye’s #20 East Coast Car Rentals Camaro has already set foot in Tasmania and will be on display at Launceston Airport in the lead-up to the Ned Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint, which kicks off at Symmons Plains Raceway on 19-21 May.