FIRST PICS: Jim Beam Racing’s 2012 liveries

Steven Johnson with the Jim Beam Honey Falcon

Steven Johnson with the Jim Beam Honey Falcon

Dick Johnson Racing has unveiled two new Jim Beam Racing liveries for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship.

The #12 entry, to be driven to Dean Fiore, will compete in the bourbon company’s ‘Devil’s Cut’ brand, while Steven Johnson’s #17 Falcon displays the hues of the recently launched ‘Jim Beam Honey’ product.

The cars were launched in the team’s pit garage for this weekend’s season opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Johnson heads into the Clipsal 500 fresh from competing in last weekend’s Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour, where he finished fourth outright in a Class B Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car.

This season marks Johnson’s 13th as a full-time driver with the famous squad.

Dean Fiore joins Jim Beam Racing after spending three seasons campaigning his own outfit, Triple F Racing, in the championship.

Dean Fiore with his Devil's Cut Falcon

Dean Fiore with his Devil's Cut Falcon

Fiore has brought his own Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Ford Falcon FG to the squad, and continues to compete under his own Racing Entitlements Contract.

Dick Johnson Racing has expanded to four cars for this season, with Steve Owen (VIP Petfoods) and James Moffat (Norton) also competing with the team.

The 2012 V8 Supercars Championship kicks off this Friday with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Track action begins tomorrow with all of the support categories, including the Dunlop Series V8 Supercars, Carrera Cup, Formula 3, Australian GT and Aussie Racing Cars.

See below for Speedcafe.com’s exclusive video on this evening’s launch

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide Race Guide

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