In a bid to secure their fifth consecutive PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge title, Brad Jones Racing (BJR) will be facing off at Mount Panorama, with the 2023 finals scheduled to take place at the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Following the preliminary rounds, both BJR teams achieved impressive results, landing in the top three of the standings by the end of the regular season at the OTR SuperSprint.
In terms of prize money, BJR collected a total of $7500. The R&J Batteries Racing & Middy’s Racing crew secured the top spot and a prize of $5500, while the SCT Logistics & Pizza Hut Racing crew claimed third place and a $2000 reward.
Red Bull Ampol Racing, competing against the BJR teams, walked away with $3500 and now has a shot at claiming their first-ever Pit Stop Challenge title.
Penrite Racing finished fourth but still holds a chance to win the coveted $20,000 prize along with the prestigious Golden Rattle Gun.
The finals are scheduled for Thursday, October 5, at the Repco Bathurst 1000, just before the commencement of Practice 1 during the landmark Great Race weekend of 2023. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Great Race at Mount Panorama.
The first semi-final of this year’s PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge is set to begin at 11:50 am local time, followed by the second semi at 12:10 pm. The two fastest teams from the semi-finals will advance to the final, which is slated to commence at 12:25 pm.
The PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge serves as an ideal platform to showcase the exceptional skills of each crew, with BJR aiming for their fifth title in seven attempts. While DJR Team Penske claimed the first two editions of the Challenge in 2017 and 2018, BJR has remained undefeated since.
Save the date for the 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000, taking place from October 5 to 8. Tickets are currently available for purchase on Ticketek.com and Supercars.com.
For the latest updates, here are the preliminary standings for the 2023 PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge:
|Rank||Driver 1||Driver 2||Team||Points|
|2||van Gisbergen||Feeney||Triple Eight||144|