“We've made some significant changes to the front end of the car, which we've been trying to do all year but it's just been tight for time,” Amin Chahda told Speedcafe.
“But in the end, we went, ‘Bugger it, we're going to do it after Bathurst,' and we did it, and it's the fastest the car's ever gone around Winton. It's pretty promising.”
Amin is expecting another strong showing this weekend with the #18 entry which is sporting a revised look for the occasion.
“I'm expecting [Matt] to be somewhere up the front,” he added.
“I'll be very disappointed if we're not because of what we showed at Winton, and he's pretty pumped at the moment, pretty positive.
“He won here last year so there's no reason we can't.
“We've got Cavalier Homes on for the round as naming rights sponsors.
“We've still got out other partners like Pixel that have been on all year – Cat Workwear, Envirorubber, and BF Transport, and Litschkes – so they're all still on, but to get Cavalier back on as naming rights sponsor is pretty big for us.
“They've bene with us for 10 years, on and off a little bit, they help us out when they can, but this time they've taken the whole car.”
Practice 1 starts at 12:10 local time/12:40 AEDT.