When PremiAir Racing heads to the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight this weekend (April 30 – May 1), it will mark not only a return to Perth for the team after its Top Fuel runner-up success there earlier this month, but also the comeback of Supercars to the West for the first time since 2019.
With the impacts of COVID-19 stopping the Supercars train from travelling to WA for the last two years, all at PremiAir Racing are looking forward to being a part of the Series’ triumphant return to Wanneroo Raceway, buoyed by strong results at the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400.
“We head to Perth full of confidence from the Melbourne 400 where we consistently moved forward across the weekend, locking down a number of top ten results and personal bests,” PremiAir Subway Racing’s Garry Jacobson said.
“I have only been to Perth once before (2019) and it has been quite a while since anyone turned a wheel at Wanneroo, but we head to WA full of vigour and enthusiasm, keen to put into practice the lessons learned in Melbourne and to keep making strong steps forward. Our expectations are definitely elevated following the last round.”
PremiAir Coca-Cola Racing pilot Pither is hoping this weekend will bring a change in fortunes.
“We had some issues at the AGP which we have learnt from and rectified, so I’m confident we will have more speed,” Pither said.
“I have raced Supercars championship at Wanneroo only once in 2016. It is a track I really enjoy, and it will make that return even more perfect for us if we can turn our potential into solid results. It is going to be fantastic to be back in WA after so long away.
“Everyone at PremiAir Racing is working exceptionally hard, and I know we have what it takes. I have full confidence in the crew and if we can have a bit of luck go our way, I know we can put out a quick race car and convert that into results to be proud of.”
PremiAir Racing Team Principal, Peter Xiberras, was in Perth only weeks ago, securing a runners-up trophy and vital championship points in the Burson Auto Parts Top Fuel Championship.
“It is going to be great to see Supercars returning to Wanneroo Raceway. I really enjoy Perth, and after being here only weeks ago, I am excited to be back again for the Perth SuperNight,” Xiberras said.
“I am here so often it seems, maybe I should think about opening a PremiAir Hire depot in Perth!” he laughed.
“Garry, Chris and our dedicated crew members have all been working hard to ensure we are optimally positioned this weekend to keep up our momentum and I can’t wait to see what we can put together this weekend.”