Charlie Schwerkolt Racing

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CS Racing
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing logo.png
Manufacturer Holden
Team Principal Charlie Schwerkolt
Race Drivers 18. Lee Holdsworth
Chassis Holden VF Commodore
Debut 2013
Drivers' Championships 0
Round wins 0
Pole positions 0
2014 position 20th (1,395 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 Lee Holdsworth

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 (RECs).[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 drove the car in 2013[4] and Jack Perkins in 2014.[5] Lee Holdsworth will be the team's driver in 2015.[6] For 2015, the team also changed to a Walkinshaw Racing prepared Holden VF Commodore[7]