Topic: V8 Supercars

Blaine Grills Racing joins Team Navy

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Stephen Crowden (photographer)

Driver Blaine Grills displays his Formula Ford’s new Team Navy livery as he takes turn four at Sandown Raceway. (photo: Unknown)

Driver Blaine Grills displays his Formula Ford’s new Team Navy livery as he takes turn four at Sandown Raceway.

Team Navy has received a major boost, joining Mildura’s Blaine Grills Racing. The association coincides with the start of the Victorian Formula Ford season for 2018 with Blaine Grills driving car number 68.

 

Navy and Prodrive Australia fast track learning

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards works on one of the Prodrive Australia cars during his posting to the Supercars team. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards works on one of the Prodrive Australia cars during his posting to the Supercars team.

A long interest in motorsports has served Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards well in his current posting to V8 Supercars team, Prodrive. 

Career change is the pits for Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville.

The Royal Australian Navy has taken Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond across the world.

Sailors pit side at Grand Prix

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Veronica O'Hara (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards poses with the Supercheap Auto V8 Supercar driver, Chaz Mostert before a race. (photo: CPL Veronica O'Hara)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards poses with the Supercheap Auto V8 Supercar driver, Chaz Mostert before a race.

Three sailors have temporarily traded the sea for the pit lane, working at the Australian Grand Prix Supercars event in Melbourne recently.

Supercars sailors at action stations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program, from left, outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik; and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program, from left, outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik; and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy’s partnership with high-performance motor racing raced into its sixth year with a new batch of technical sailors posting into the Prodrive Racing Australia garage.

Technical sailors race into Prodrive Racing Australia

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The newest members of the Royal Australian Navy Prodrive Racing Outplacement Program, from left, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; and and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, at the Prodrive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The newest members of the Royal Australian Navy Prodrive Racing Outplacement Program, from left, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; and and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, at the Prodrive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

Three technical sailors arrived at the workshop of V8 Supercar Team Prodrive Racing Australia this week for the fifth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

Team Navy in Bathurst campaign

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), LAC David Said (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. (photo: CPL David Said)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

The old military truism that ‘no battle plan survives contact with the enemy’ can apply equally to sport. So it was for Team Navy and Prodrive Racing Australia at Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 race from 8-11 October.

Mostert wins in the west

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), Images courtesy of FPR (photographer)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Technical sailors race into the Ford Performance Racing team

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program.

Last week saw the beginning of the third year of the very successful Ford Performance Racing Industry Outplacement Program. The objective of the outplacement program is to recognise and develop the technical skills of high performing sailors in a cutting edge and high pressure environment.

816 Squadron confirms attendance at Australian Grand Prix

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway.

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix is described as a place where power and glory come together so what better place to suit the highly capable Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter than in Melbourne from 14–16 March this year.