Jesse Dixon wins Bathurst 1000 drive in Shannons entry

Jesse Dixon

Jesse Dixon

Jesse Dixon has been confirmed as the winner of the Shannons Supercar Showdown television show, scoring the final seat in next weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Dixon will partner up with Cameron Waters in the #23 Shannons/ entry. The ex-Walkinshaw Racing-built Commodore VE will be prepared by Minda Motorsport, with assistance from Kelly Racing.

Last week, the car’s original driver Grant Denyer was ruled out due to a shoulder injury, replaced by Waters. CLICK HERE for’s previous story.

Dixon defeated Glen Wood and New Zealander Andre Heimgartner for the prized ride.

The pair will be the youngest-ever combination to tackle ‘The Great Race.’ Dixon, 20, and Waters, 18, undercut the previous record of Jack Perkins and Shane Price set in 2006.

Dixon has previously competed in karting, international open wheel racing, plus Australian Formula Ford and the V8 Ute Series.

Dixon has conducted a number of test days, including the driving elements within the Shannons Supercar Showdown. He will get his next drive of a V8 Supercar in the opening practice session at Mount Panorama this Friday.

See below for the complete 2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 field

# Sponsor Name Primary Driver Co-Driver Model
1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Paul Dumbrell VE II
2 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Nick Percat VE II
3 Team Hiflex Tony D’Alberto Dale Wood FG
4 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Craig Baird FG
5 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards FG
6 Tradingpost FPR Ford Will Davison John McIntyre FG
7 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Tim Blanchard VE II
8 Team BOC Jason Bright Andrew Jones VE II
9 SP Tools Racing Shane van Gisbergen Luke Youlden FG
11 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Daniel Gaunt VE II
12 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Matthew Halliday FG
14 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard David Besnard VE II
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly David Russell VE II
17 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Allan Simonsen FG
18 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Alex Davison FG
19 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Scott McLaughlin VE II
21 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Chris Pither VE II
22 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Cameron McConville VE II
23 Shannons Racing Cameron Waters Jesse Dixon VE II
30 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Scott Pye VE II
33 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Jack Perkins VE II
34 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Greg Ritter VE II
47 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Andrew Thompson FG
49 V.I.P. Petfoods Steve Owen Paul Morris FG
51 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Owen Kelly VE II
55 The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Dean Canto FG
66 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Christian Klien VE II
91 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Jonny Reid VE II
888 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Warren Luff VE II

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