Shannons Supercar Showdown: Season 3 EP 1 - Back for its third action packed series

15 September 2013

Shannons Supercar Showdown is back for its third action packed series! V8 Supercar legends Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison have searched Australia and the world for potential champions. Over eight eventful weeks our rookie drivers will face off in a series of challenges that will test their mental and physical skills. There will be high hopes and heartbreak plus a lot of learning and laughs as the contestants vie for the ultimate prize -- a testing contract with Ford Performance Racing plus their very own V8 supercar to drive in a Dunlop Series event in the Shannons colours. This year the competitors come from both sides of the world and from all walks of life. From a father of three to a British Formula Ford superstar, the group is as entertaining as it is diverse. In this episode, the rookies find out the new look rules and point scoring. No eliminations in 2013 and the eight rookies are divided into Team Winterbottom and Team Davison. The top points winners from each group will go through automatically to the semi final. But there's a surprise twist. Both Mark and Will have the huge responsibility of picking one other rookie each to go through. It's called the Captain's Choice and its going to create plenty of pressure and controversy. The rookies' first challenge is a demanding motorkhana course. Each contestant will race against the clock but must combine speed with steering and car control. The two V8 superstar captains are expecting big things. Some rookies will impress... others will shock. There's a seventeen year old Ford fanatic desperate to pursue his ultimate dream in life. Can the talented teenager keep his nerves under control on one of the biggest days of his life? The only girl in the competition is determined to show the boys she is capable of winning, while one rookie transforms into the Kamikaze Kid and has everyone talking. Over eight weeks there will be plenty of surprises so stay tuned to find out who will be the winner of the Shannons Supercar Showdown.