Charlie Schwerkolt Racing

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CS Racing
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing logo.png
Manufacturer Ford
Team Principal Charlie Schwerkolt
Race Drivers 18 Jack Perkins
Chassis Ford FG Falcon
Debut 2013
Drivers' Championships 0
Round wins 0
Pole positions 0
2013 position 13th (1,827 points)

Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (sometimes abbreviated to CS Racing) is a motor racing team that currently competes in the Australian V8 Supercars series, The team's current driver is Jack Perkins.

The team is owned by Gold Coast businessman Charlie Schwerkolt, who previously had a shareholding in Dick Johnson Racing. When the relationship between Schwerkolt and Dick Johnson broke down at the end of 2010, as part of the split Schwerkolt retained ownership of one of the two Racing Entitlement Contracts.[1]

Schwerkolt had attempted to conclude a deal to run a fourth car out of Ford Performance Racing with James Courtney driving, but after Courtney signed to drive with the Holden Racing Team the deal collapsed.[2] The REC was instead leased to Dick Johnson Racing for James Moffat's entry for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.[1]

With the rules governing the use of Racing Entitlement Contracts dictating that Schwerkolt could only lease his to one party for two years, he either had to sell it, lease it to another party, or use it himself. Schwerkolt decided on the latter and came to an agreement with Ford Performance Racing to operate a fully supported customer car as a satellite of the main FPR team in much the same manner as Rod Nash Racing.[3] Alex Davison was the driver during 2013.[4]

In December 2013, it was announced Jack Perkins would drive the car in 2014, replacing Alex Davison.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Charlie Schwerkolt sells his share of DJR Speedcafe 3 December 2010
  2. ^ Courtney: Thanks for the title, now see you later Sydney Morning Herald 12 December 2010
  3. ^ FPR, Schwerkolt join forces for 2013 Speedcafe 21 May 2012
  4. ^ Alex Davison secures fourth FPR seat Speedcafe 10 December 2012
  5. ^ Jack Perkins confirmed for full-time V8 rebirth Speedcafe 9 December 2013