Dick Johnson Racing
's oldest operating motor racing team. Founded by legendary driver Dick Johnson
, the team has won seven Australian Touring Car Championship
titles (five of them by Johnson himself) and has taken three victories in Australia's hallmark race, the Bathurst 1000
. The Gold Coast-based team campaign two Ford Falcon
in the V8 Supercar
championship, one bearing Dick Johnson's long standing racing number 17. The team has strongly identified itself with an image as a battler Queenslanders, frequently racing with state maps on the car. The team was based out of Johnson's family home in Brisbane's southern suburbs for most of its existence, before moving to a large specialist workshop and museum in Yatala
in the late 1990s.
The team's current drivers are Dick Johnson's son Steven Johnson
, himself a veteran of touring car racing, and emerging rookie driver James Moffat
. The team's home circuit and test track is Queensland Raceway
Early years and Group C
The longest-established motor racing team in Australia, Dick Johnson Racing was founded more than 35 years ago, when Dick Johnson earned his first commercial support from long-time sponsor, Shell Australia. The team was originally based out of Johnson's home in Brisbane southern suburbs.
Johnson was only a sporadic entrant in the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) during the early 1970s, but a regular competitor, and victor in the Queensland Touring Car Championship driving a Holden......