04 OCT 2019
WAU announces Winning partnership
Walkinshaw Andretti United has today announced that Winning Group has joined as a Platinum Partner for the remainder of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Winning Appliances will take a premium branding position on the sides of car No. 2, driven by Scott Pye and Warren Luff, while Appliances Online will be seen on the sides of car No. 22, with James Courtney and Jack Perkins behind the wheel.
Australia's leading appliance retailer, the Winning Group, was founded in 1906 and is a family-owned, Australian company driven by a single-minded focus on providing the world's best shopping experience to its clients and customers.
The partnership is for all remaining Supercars rounds, starting with the Bathurst 1000 next week, and finishing with the season-ending Newcastle 500.
Ryan Walkinshaw, Director, Walkinshaw Andretti United
"There is a fantastic synergy between my family and the Winning Group, so it's great to be able to come together with a likeminded, family business for the rest of the Supercars season, at some of the biggest races of the year.
"Winning Appliances and Appliances Online offer an immersive and premium shopping experience. As Australia's leading appliance retailer, their business foundations are something that resonate with us all.
"We as a team cannot thank John Winning, and the entire Winning Group enough for their commitment and support. We will be doing everything we can to ensure it's not only a winning partnership off the track, but on it as well.
"We really appreciate the support of Mobil 1™ who stepped up in Auckland, their support over the last 26 years is unquestionable, but we are also really excited to welcome a new partner in the Winning Group into our family."
John Winning, CEO, Winning Group
"We are delighted to be a Major Partner of the Walkinshaw Andretti United team and have a presence in the Supercar Championships. We have been looking to get involved in V8 Supercars since before the start of this season and have been holding out for the right synergy, team and brand. The Walkinshaw family is synonymous with racing and as a family business ourselves, it was a natural fit to partner.
"We are thrilled to be part of the next four races, including the prestigious Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600, the Sandown 500 and Newcastle 500. My family through Appliances Online and Winning Appliances, have been involved with and supported Australian sports and sporting events for the past 20 years. The opportunity to be connected with such a great team and drivers in a well-regarded sport and national competition, is something we are proud to be part of. We look forward to working with Walkinshaw Andretti United team and wish the drivers James Courtney, Scott Pye Warren Luff & Jack Perkins the best of luck, for the next four races."