Penrite Racing will race at the Sandown 500 this weekend with a special livery in tribute to Allan Moffat and Dementia Australia of which the racing legend is a patron.
The team’s two Ford Mustangs will feature a livery inspired by Moffat’s Federation Insurance Falcon XC hardtop raced during the 1979 season. It has been created to recognise Moffat’s contribution to Australian motorsport as it also raises the awareness and support of patients as well as the families affected by dementia.
“It is a great initiative that Penrite have undertaken to bring this livery to life in partnership with Allan Moffat and Dementia Australia,” said Team Principal David Cauchi.
“This is a fantastic way to create awareness for Dementia Australia as well as mark the return of the Sandown 500 event.
“We are excited to see the cars on track with our four endurance drivers behind the wheel and look forward to doing Penrite, Dementia Australia and Allan Moffat proud.”
Garth Tander, who will make his first Repco Supercars Championship start for Ford at Sandown is honoured be part of this campaign.
“The livery looks fantastic, and I am honoured to drive the #26 Ford Mustang at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 in this special livery to raise awareness for a really important cause,” said Tander.
“Allan and Phil Grant have done tremendous work with Dementia Australia and the team will certainly be working hard to achieve a strong result for Penrite, Allan and Dementia Australia.”
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM was on hand to reveal the livery and revealed her gratitude for Penrite Racing.
“I extend my gratitude to Penrite Oil and Supercars for inviting Dementia Australia to be a part of this exciting opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support dementia services and programs,” said McCabe.
“It is so exciting to see Dementia Australia’s logo included in the historic livery launched today.
“Allan Moffat as our Patron and his support network have been so generous in sharing about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to raise awareness in the community and vital funds for Dementia Australia.”