Tim Slade (born 3 August, 1985) is an Australian motor racing driver. Slade currently competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, driving the No. 14 Holden VF Commodore for Brad Jones Racing.
Turning his back on open wheelers, Slade moved into the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series for the 2007 season, starting the season with ANT Racing in a Ford BA Falcon. However, Slade's season was blighted by a team shift to MW Motorsport mid-season and he finished ninth in the points. The highlight of his season was a second-place finish in the reverse grid race at Queensland Raceway.
In 2008 Slade renewed his partnership with Rosenberg, who purchased Slade a Holden VZ Commodore from Perkins Engineering, which ran under the banner of 'Slade Sport'. Early in the season Slade won the Wakefield Park round, but poor results at Queensland Raceway and at Mount Panorama, plus the limited resources available, restricted Slade to seventh in the series results.
Paul Morris MotorsportEdit
Early in 2009, Slade was announced as the replacement driver for the retiring Paul Morris at his eponymous team to graduate into V8 Supercars. The drive was once again backed by Rosenberg. Driving a Holden VE Commodore sponsored by Supercheap Auto, Slade finished 23rd in the championship.
James Rosenberg RacingEdit
In 2010, Slade moved teams to the newly formed James Rosenberg Racing, driving the #47 Wilson Security-backed Ford FG Falcon as a satellite entry of Stone Brothers Racing. His best results of the year were a pair of fifth places at Hidden Valley Raceway and at the Phillip Island 500, with co-driver Jack Perkins. For 2011, Slade remained with the team, with a new title sponsor, Lucky 7, and improved to ninth in the championship standings including three podium positions at Queensland Raceway.
He had his breakout year in 2012 aboard the Lucky 7 Falcon, where he finished fifth in the championship. Stone Brothers Racing was then sold at the end of 2012 to Erebus Motorsport, who brought in the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to V8 Supercars under the new Car of the Future regulations in 2013. However, the Erebus package struggled and Slade could only manage 22nd in the championship.
Slade moved to Walkinshaw Racing for the 2014, driving his team's #47 VF Commodore. This also marked a return to Supercheap Auto colours for Slade and a move away from his association with James Rosenberg, who coincidentally ended up running a sister car to Slade at Walkinshaw Racing for Nick Percat. He finished the year in 17th position. He remained with the team for the 2015 season, finishing 13th in the championship.
Brad Jones RacingEdit
In 2016, Walkinshaw Racing downsized to two cars and Slade moved to Brad Jones Racing. After a slow start to the season, Slade won the first two races of his career at the 2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint.
Teams driven withEdit
- Paul Morris Motorsport (2009-2009)
- James Rosenberg Racing (2010-2013)
- Walkinshaw Racing (2014-2015)
- Brad Jones Racing (2016-2017)
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