2019 will see Team 18 rebranded into IRWIN Racing with a huge addition to the racing arsenal with former Supercars Champion and Bathurst winner Mark Winterbottom moving over to the Holden camp after a career entirely of blue.
After three years of being a customer car at other teams, Schwerkolt put together his team with a Triple Eight-built car, championship-winning team manager Jeff Grech and Holdsworth for 2018.
The team’s progress was brought to a standstill in Darwin, with Holdsworth sidelined after a massive accident at Hidden Valley which forced the team to borrow a car from Dunlop Series team Kosteki Racing while a new chassis was built.
Holdsworth returned for the Sandown 500 and the team recorded its best result at the Gold Coast with Holdsworth and Karl Reindler finishing seventh.
Team Owner: Charlie Schwerkolt
Team Manager: Steve Hendersen
Full Time Driving Line Ups
2016-18 – Lee Holdsworth
2019 – Mark Winterbottom
Stats as of April 2019
ATCC/V8SCS Race Wins: 0
ATCC/V8SCS Pole Positions: 1
ATCC/V8SCS Podiums: 1
Best Bathurst Result: 9th
2016 Teams Championship Position: 15th
2017 Teams Championship Position: 13th
2018 Teams Championship Position: 14th