DJR Team Penske Ready to Race in Darwin and Townsville with Shell Helix

June 5, 2015

STAPYLTON, QLD, 5 June 2015: DJR Team Penske announced today that Shell Helix will return as primary branding partner of the No. 17 Ford in the top-end double-header, the Triple Crown in Darwin in a fortnight’s time and the Townsville 400 in early July.

"Shell Helix has been a great partner of the team for many years and it will be fantastic to see the Shell Helix Falcon back on track in Darwin and Townsville," DJR Team Penske managing director Ryan Story said.

"Since Adelaide, we have seen our off-track partnership with Shell Helix evolve with the development of a technical program for lubricants to improve our engine and drive train performance. We are able to both channel Shell’s technical capabilities and resources, as well as Team Penske’s extensive experience, with similar programs in place with their NASCAR and INDYCAR programs."

"We are delighted to once again join DJR Team Penske as primary branding partner of the No. 17 Ford Falcon," said Max Lane, marketing manager for Viva Energy, exclusive Shell Licensee in Australia. "Shell Helix is a high-performance brand and our range of oils and lubricants are perfectly suited for the challenging demands of racing in Darwin and Townsville, both important regional markets for us."

DJR Team Penske will head to Darwin with driver Scott Pye racing the chassis which made its debut at the 2014 Sydney 500 with Marcos Ambrose. Ambrose will return to driving duties in Darwin, cutting some laps in Friday’s practice sessions.