The Blanchard Racing Team is making a tangible tribute to the late Garry Dumbrell this weekend at the Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight.
Dumbrell, who died a fortnight ago at the age of 64, was a motorsport competitor himself as well as supporting the motorsport careers of sons Paul and Lucas.
That included guiding the latter in setting up his eponymous Supercars team, and it is a Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport flag from 2013 which is flying at half-mast on one of the rear corners of the BRT transporter at Sydney Motorsport Park.
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Several members of the BRT squad have links to LDM, including Tim Blanchard from his season there as a driver in 2015, hence the tribute.
“That was Brendan Hogan, our team manager's idea,” Tim Blanchard told Speedcafe.com.
“Lucas is close friend of mine; I obviously drove there but I went to school with him and he's been a close friend of mine for a very long time.
“But [also], Brendan worked there, as did Mirko [De Rosa, engineer], [Tim] Sladey's good friends with Lucas as well, and Jayden [Marciano, data engineer]… most of our team's actually worked for LDM at some point, so just a bit of a tribute to Garry for the weekend.”
Slade is 17th in the championship in BRT's first season as a standalone team.
Practice 1 at Sydney starts today at 15:50 local time/AEDT.