DEWALT Racing’s Scott Pye and the Team 18 crew enjoyed a day out on the water on the Gold Coast with Jet Ski Safaris before heading to Adelaide for this weekend’s Repco SuperSprint at The Bend Motorsport Park.
The two-hour adventure saw the team leave Marina Mirage, head up the Gold Coast broadwater and through the mangroves before stopping at the famous Tippler’s Cafe on South Stradbroke Island for a private breakfast, before making their way back down to Southport.
Following the four-week back-to-back Supercars events at Darwin and Townsville, Pye sits 11th in the drivers standings after a strong recovery in Darwin and Townsville that netted three podiums and eight consecutive top ten finishes. Pye will be joined by West Aussie Dean Fiore for the Bathurst 1000, the two-driver endurance race that will close out the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Team 18 currently sits fifth in the teams points in its first year as a two-car operation for the Charlie Schwerkolt owned squad.
The team is currently on its way to South Australia for the upcoming double-header at The Bend, kicking off this weekend with the Repco SuperSprint on 19-20 September. The first weekend will utilise the 4.95km ‘international’ circuit used in previous Supercars events, while the second weekend will see a switch to the 3.41km ‘west’ layout.
Scott Pye, driver #20 DEWALT Racing Holden Commodore
“It’s been unreal up here, the weather has been fantastic and Jet Ski Safaris have taken us out on the perfect Gold Coast adventure,” said Pye.
“It’s been tough for many business through the COVID pandemic and especially the impacts on tourism, so it was great for us to come down and see the team at Jet Ski Safaris and show off the Gold Coast at its best.
“We got to get out on the water and stretch the legs a little bit, there wasn’t much action on the water so we pretty much had the whole bay to ourselves.
“Hopefully business can start to return to normal and we can bring the Gold Coast 600 back here next year and bring a big boost to the local economy with it.
“The big thing I’ve taken away from this period is the time I’ve been able to spend with the crew outside of work.
“I’m only eight months in with this new team and we have built some really strong relationships.
“Off the back of some strong results, the motivation I can see in everyone is really inspiring when you consider how long they have been away from home.
“We’ve got good momentum at the moment particularly in the races, so I’m excited about going to the Bend and with Bathurst just around the corner it’s the perfect time for us to be hitting our stride.”