The Ford Mustang has been dominating the Australian Supercars series. The Ford has dominated to the point where it has been hit with adjustments to try and bring its performance down to the levels offered by the Nissan Altima and the Holden Commodore that run in the series. The Supercars Mustang continued to dominate the series.
Kelly Racing has announced that it will scale back its four-car Nissan team to two cars and change manufacturers for the 2020 season. Kelly Racing will have backing from Ford Australia and Ford Performance for the season and will run a driver line up that includes Rick Kelly and Andre Heimgartner.
The racing team will also run its own in-house Ford engine program. The team will field a pair of Nissan Altimas in the Super2 series, which is a step down from the Supercars series. Team boss Todd Kelly has stated that his team is excited for the future with the Supercars Mustang they will run next season. Kelly said that after 11 seasons, it was moving into the Supercars Mustang and would have its best chance at winning.
With Kelly Racing moving to the Ford Mustang, there will now be eight Mustangs on the Supercars grid. Tickford Racing runs two, DJR Team Penske runs a pair, and 23Red Racing runs a single Mustang. Nissan now has no cars on the Supercars grid, leaving Ford and Holden to fight it out next season. The coming season will mark the first time there have been only two manufacturers in the Supercars series since 2012. The Mustang won 21 out of 25 races in its first season in Supercars.