Shannons Supercar Showdown: Season 3 Ep 5 - Head to head in a tyre change challenge

19 October 2013

On this episode of Shannons Supercar Showdown, it's Team Winterbottom versus Team Davison as they go head to head in a tyre change challenge. In a race against the clock, the rookies will work in pairs, each couple changing two tyres on a car. A professional V8 Supercar Pit crew can change a tyre in under three seconds but our teams will be doing it the old fashioned way using just a wrench. With an apprentice mechanic on each team; you'd think a wheel change would be easy. But, both teams come unstuck; one stripping a wheel nut and the other bending the rules. Which team will be fastest on the stopwatch and win bragging rights? In the Points Challenge at Calder Park Raceway, our eight rookies are put to the test when they're asked to complete a Pit Stop. In a surprise twist, it's revealed Team Captains Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison will be riding shotgun with each of the contestants. To score top points, the drivers will need to be fast and methodical. But nailing the challenge proves difficult for most of the rookies. Formula Ford drivers Dan and Chelsea struggle with their belts, while Macauley finds an unusual way of closing his door. Todd has a shocker and fails to impress his Captain. But it's James, the reckless rookie, who has everyone talking. This week, the Kamikaze Kid is as aggressive as ever, scaring the h*** out of his mentor Frosty. Keep watching to find out who will make it through to the Semi Final on Shannons Supercar Showdown.