History has been made at Queensland Raceway today, with three generations of motorsport stars hitting the track in Supercars.
Three-time Bathurst 1000 winner Dick Johnson, Supercars race winner Steven Johnson and rising star Jett Johnson have jumped aboard current-specification Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang Supercars around the 3.1km Ipswich track.
The occasion was held to celebrate the family’s amazing contribution to the sport, as well as promote the re-signing of Shell as the team’s long-standing major partner.
For Dick Johnson, it was his first drive of a Supercar in a number of years, while for Steve, it was a chance to jump in for what has become irregular laps of a Supercar.
In Jett Johnson’s case, it was his first-ever drive of a modern Supercar.
All three cars wore the #17, made famous by Dick Johnson during his time as one of the leading Australian touring car drivers.
The event was orchestrated by team owner Ryan Storey, and Johnson Sr was emotional when talking to the press.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity which was presented by Ryan [Story] here, who has all these great ideas,” said Dick.
“It was something special, and for me, seeing how Jett has been the last week or two, hanging out to get into the car, it was something special.”
The Shell V-Power Racing Team is conducting a ride day at Queensland Raceway, with primary drivers Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison in attendance, as well as confirmed co-drivers Tony D’Alberto and Alex Davison.
Also driving today is 2021 Australian Formula Ford Series winner Tom Sargent, who earns the drive as part of winning the Formula Ford crown.
Super3 stand-out New Zealander Kai Allen is also slated to drive one of the Shell Mustangs.
The next round of the Repco Supercars Championship will be held at Hidden Valley Raceway for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown in three weeks time.