This weekend’s opening round of the Dunlop Series at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide will mark a homecoming for Triple Eight Race Engineering pilot Scott Pye.

Pye will make his V8 Supercar debut behind the wheel of the championship-winning #80 Monster Energy/GearWrench Commodore after an impressive two-day test at Queensland Raceway last week.

The 22-year-old, who was born and raised in Mount Gambier, is looking forward to making his debut in front of family and friends and is quietly confident ahead of his first hit out in the Holden on the 3.22 kilometre street circuit tomorrow.

“Over the two days testing at Queensland Raceway we did roughly 200 laps and I feel as though I have settled in well with the transition from high down-force open wheeler cars to a V8 Supercar,” Pye explained.

“During the test, we tried a lot of different things to allow me the opportunity to get a feel for how the Commodore would respond and also give me the chance to work with my engineer at getting the car more suited to my driving style.

“I was impressed with how responsive it is to changes which gives me great confidence heading into my first ever V8 Supercar race,” he continued.

“2006 was the last time I raced in front of my home crowd so I am looking forward to having the support of friends and family.

“I’m immensely impressed with how well the Triple Eight Race Engineering crew work together. I look forward to working with them throughout the season and hope to do them proud in my first race at the Clipsal 500,” Pye said.

The Dunlop Series will support the V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Clipsal 500 from March 2-4.

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