Walkinshaw Andretti United, now in its second year of operation, was born from three iconic organisations in world motorsport, Walkinshaw Racing, Andretti Autosport, and United Autosports and in 2019 will race two ZB Commodores under the banner of Mobil 1 MEGA Racing.
The team experienced heightened success in 2018 with six podiums along with a special victory at the Australia F1 Grand Prix round with Scott Pye picking up his maiden Supercars win.
Making its first appearance with Holden in 1990, the team was initially managed by British sports car driver Win Percy on behalf of Tom Walkinshaw Racing.
After winning on debut at Bathurst, Walkinshaw Racing hit its straps from the mid-1990s with the emergence of Craig Lowndes and the late Peter Brock, before drivers such as Greg Murphy, Mark Skaife, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly helped push the team to the mantle as the most successful touring car team in Supercars history.
In 2008, reigning V8 Supercars champion Garth Tander joined Skaife in the hot seat. Will Davison replaced the retiring Skaife in 2009, and the team’s successes continued, Davison and Tander clean-sweeping the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races and delivering the V8 Supercars Teams’ Championship.
Reigning V8 Supercar champion James Courtney replaced Davison in 2011, making his return to the team with which he made his V8 debut in the annual endurance races six years before.
Courtney scored his first win for the Holden outfit in Abu Dhabi, while Tander backed up a win in the Clipsal 500 with victory in Townsville.
Tander joined with Bathurst rookie Nick Percat to win Australia’s Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October, the team’s seventh Bathurst crown, and its 200th all-time race win – an Australian record.
2012 was a rebuilding year for Walkinshaw Racing, leading into a very rewarding 2013 season with the new VF Commodore. Tander led home teammate Courtney for a dominant one-two finish at Townsville, before Courtney broke through at Winton and Tander scored his second win for the season at Phillip Island.
More wins followed for Courtney in 2014 and ’15, including further success at the Adelaide Street Circuit, while he also teamed up with Jack Perkins to win the Sunday race at the Gold Coast 600 in 2015.
Tander added more race victories to his enviable tally as well, including the 2016 Sandown 500, which he won alongside Warren Luff.
Team Owners: Ryan Walkinshaw, Michael Andretti and Zak Brown
Team Manager: Matt Nielsen
Full Time Driving Line Ups
1990-91 – Win Percy
1992 – Tomas Mezera
1993 – Tomas Mezera, Wayne Gardner
1994-95 – Peter Brock, Tomas Mezera
1996 – Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes
1997 – Peter Brock, Greg Murphy
1998-2000 – Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife
2001-02 – Mark Skaife, Jason Bright
2003-07 – Mark Skaife, Todd Kelly
2008 – Mark Skaife, Garth Tander
2009-10 – Garth Tander, Will Davison
2011-16 – Garth Tander, James Courtney
2017: James Courtney, Scott Pye
2018-19: James Courtney, Scott Pye
ATCC/V8SCS Race Wins: 180
ATCC/V8SCS Pole Positions: 93
1990 – Win Percy/Allan Grice
1996 – Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy
2001 – Mark Skaife/Tony Longhurst
2002 – Mark Skaife/Jim Richards
2005 – Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly
2009 – Garth Tander/Will Davison
2011 – Garth Tander/Nick Percat
2016 Teams Championship Position: 2nd
2017 Teams Championship Position: 7th
2018 Teams Championship Position: 5th