Supercheap Auto Racing's Chaz Mostert has narrowly missed out on the top ten in the final outing at the Sydney 500 after starting in 19th place.
Following a less-than ideal start to the race, a strong engineering strategy and multiple safety cars elevated the Supercheap Auto Racing FG X through the field.
Significant changes to the car between qualifying and race 29 were credited for an improvement in pace and drive, enabling Mostert to gain positions.
Pleased with a competitive car, the team will now turn their focus to the 2017 season where consistency and an improvement in form will be at the top of the game plan.
Chaz Mostert - #55 Supercheap Auto PRA Ford:
Race 29: 11th
“It was a bit of a wild one again today. We just didn’t have the pace which was frustrating but we changed a heap of things after qualifying and it certainly was a better race car than we had yesterday. I got caught up in an incident on the first lap which didn’t help but we pressed on and I thought we might get back into the top 10 but we fell one place short. It was nice to be back racing this year and I’ve really enjoyed being back in the car after my time out late last year. We all want a lot more and I am already hungry to get going in Adelaide.”
Rod Nash – Team Owner:
"The crew did a great job today to turn the car around and put it in a window where Chaz could work with it. He did a great job to get up to 11th. Moffat was just too strong on the new tyres but I'm really proud of Chaz's efforts this season. He had a tough start to the year and he has done a fantastic job to get to where he is today. I have no doubt that 2017 will be a bigger and better season and I'm looking forward to it. A special thank you to Supercheap Auto and their crew, as well as all of our fans for sticking with us and supporting us this year."
1) Shane van Gisbergen – Triple Eight
2) Garth Tander - HRT
3) David Reynolds - Erebus
4) Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight
5) Scott McLaughlin – Garry Rogers Motorsport
11) Chaz Mostert – Prodrive Racing
DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1) Shane van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 3368
2) Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 3168
3) Scott McLaughlin – Garry Rogers Motorsport: 2806
4) Craig Lowndes – Triple Eight: 2770
5) Will Davison – Tekno: 2589
7) Chaz Mostert – Prodrive Racing: 2361
1) Triple Eight: 6546
2) HRT: 4434
3) GRM: 4250
4) Prodrive Racing Australia: 3962