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Team CoolDrive & PETRONAS Motorsport Perth SuperNight Preview

3 May, 2019

After a successful night race in Sydney last year, Team CoolDrive heads to the wild west where Barbagallo Raceway in WA get their turn to do it all under lights, providing fans with two night races on Friday and Saturday.

The Barbagallo circuit has been resurfaced since the Supercars last raced here, so with plenty of grip on offer and changes to the bumps and kerbs expected; teams will be taking a new approach to the track.

Tim Blanchard returns to the Supercars grid this weekend in PETRONAS Motorsport colours, which caused a huge buzz online last week with its striking silver, black and aqua livery.

Below are the on-track times for Macauley Jones (#21 Team CoolDrive) & Tim Blanchard (#77 PETRONAS Motorsport) at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight and your local TV times can be found here - www.supercars.com/tv-schedule


Thursday 2nd May
18:40-19:10 – Practice One

Friday 3rd May
12:45-13:15 – Practice Two
15:25-15:35 – Qualifying Part One
15:40-15:50 – Qualifying Part Two
15:55-16:05 – Qualifying Part Three
18:45-19:40 – Race Eleven – 120kms / 50 Laps

Saturday 4th May
13:05-13:35 – Practice Three
14:50-15:00 – Qualifying Part One
15:05-15:15 – Qualifying Part Two
15:20-15:30 – Qualifying Part Three
18:45-20:15 – Race Twelve – 200kms / 83 Laps


- Qualifying Lap Record – 54.5730s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FGX
- Race Lap Record – 55.9440s, Jason Bright, PWR Racing, 2004, Holden Commodore VY
- No driver has ever won an ATCC/VASC race at Barbagallo from 8th or 9th on the grid.
- The Friday night race at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight is the third time in championship history that a race has been run on Australian soil on a Friday – it follows the Friday race at the Australian Grand Prix in 2018 and 2019. Other Friday races were held in Bahrain (2006-2008, 2010), Abu Dhabi (2010-2011) and New Zealand at Pukekohe (2014).
- Tim Slade has a 100% finishing rate at Barbagallo – 23 from 23!
- 60 of the 87 races at Barbagallo have been won by cars starting on the front row of the grid.


Wednesday 1st May
16:30-17:45 @ Yagan Square, Perth CBD

Friday 3rd May
14:10-14:35 @ Team Garages

Saturday 4th May
16:30-17:00 @ Team Garages

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates on Team CoolDrive, CoolDrive Auto Parts, to see photos and videos from upcoming Supercars event!

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