Super Cheap Auto Racing, the official entry of Paul Weel Racing in the V8 Supercar Series, has confirmed the identity of its new 2006 driver.

Cameron McConville has been officially named as the replacement driver for former driver Paul Weel, who announced his departure from Australia's highest form of motorsport due to business commitments (running the team and concentrating more on his PWR Performance Products brand).

Both McConville and new teammate Greg Murphy had hinted at the move for sometime, yet Super Cheap Auto Racing today officially announced the 2006 driver lineup.

McConville began racing in the V8 Supercar Champion in 1999 with John Faulkner Racing. Opportunities to drive alongside the likes of Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife at the Holden Racing Team arose in 1999, but it wasn't until he drove for the small Lansvale Racing Team outfit in 2001 that he started to become noticed in pitlane.

When Lansvale was bought out at the end of 2003, McConville was signed up by Garry Rogers Motorsport for the 2004 championship - a worthwhile deal for both parties, as it culminated at Winton Raceway with McConville claiming his first win in a V8, and GRM its first round win since 2000.

However the opportunity to drive for one of Holden's 'Big Three' teams was too good to let go, and McConville will debut with the team at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide in March.

"Signing with Super Cheap Auto Racing is a further step forward in my career and provides me the best opportunity that I've had to be consistently up the pointy end of the field," said McConville.

"The V8 Supercar Series is becoming more and more competitive each year and if your goal is to be competitive and win races as mine is, then you have to be with a team that has the right package.

"I visited the PWR workshops a few times before Christmas and met with the team - who are a young and very motivated bunch - and I believe all of the ingredients needed to be successful today in V8 Supercars are in place there.

"Kees and Paul Weel have given me a great opportunity at SCAR and I intend on not wasting it."

Paul Weel is satisfied that McConville was the logical choice for his replacement. McConville is renowned for his natural speed and race-smarts and coupled with his strength at adapting to most tracks, he should be competitive in his new habitat from the word 'Go.'

"When I decided to retire to concentrate purely on business, we set a goal of securing a driver who met our requirements and would help the team grow," said Weel.

"Cameron McConville fitted the bill perfectly; he is a quality, high-calibre driver with a proven, race-winning record and we were happy that he was available.

"Cameron adds another dimension to our team and he will provide Murph (Greg Murphy) with healthy competition, while both drivers will help us achieve our goal of stepping up a notch and reaching the next level of competitiveness."

McConville will drive the #50 Super Cheap Auto VZ Commodore in this year's V8 Supercar Championship Series, and has been replaced by Dean Canto at Garry Rogers Motorsport. He will kick-start his new beginning at Super Cheap/PWR at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide - an event compromising of two 250 kilometre races around a shorter version of the former Adelaide Formula One circuit.


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