TOWNSVILLE, Australia – United Petroleum will be the new title sponsor of Paul Morris’ Dunlop V8 Supercar Series entry for this weekend’s Castrol Townsville 500.
Morris’ car will carry the United Petroleum colours this weekend on the streets of Townsville – one of the biggest V8 Supercar events of the year – and for the remaining three rounds of the Dunlop Series at Queensland Raceway, Bathurst and Homebush in Sydney.
United’s support of Morris affirms the company’s position as the official fuel supplier to the V8 Supercars Championship and is further leveraged through a partnership with Morris’ Performance Driving Centre on the Gold Coast, which doubles as the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience.
“To have United Petroleum join our program is fantastic, they are a great Australian-owned company that is putting back into the community and our sport,” said Morris.
“Having United as the official fuel supplier to the Performance Driving Centre shows a further commitment to Australia – we’re the nation’s premier driver training facility and the programs operated here have provided countless people with valuable skills.
“It is also cool to have United involved with the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience program which gets you as close to the real thing as you can get.”
Morris, who will join with Chaz Mostert in the #6 FPR Falcon for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup later this year, has always performed well in Townsville and his deal with United has given him even more purpose this weekend.
“Townsville is a place that I always enjoy racing – there’s a great atmosphere at the event – you really get the chance to get the elbows up around the tight street course,” said Morris.
“Traditionally, I’ve done well there. It would be great to follow up last year’s race win there with a strong performance in the United Petroleum colours this weekend.”
United is Australia’s largest independent fuel distributor, employing more than 2,000 Australians. It is Australia’s only integrated Ethanol fuel producer and marketer.
“This is an extension of our existing position in V8 Supercars as official fuel supplier and is really a perfect opportunity to expand the leverage of our involvement in the sport,” said United Petroleum’s Head of Marketing, Andrew Luxton.
“Paul is one of the biggest personalities in V8 Supercars and is a proven front runner.”