Wow Sight & Sound, who has just signed a one-year sponsorship deal with BJR, couldn’t have wished for a better start. Living up to the new signage on his Holden, Cameron McConville came from the rear of the grid to claim third place in the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, producing an incredible debut drive for the new Team WOW Sight & Sound.

McConville who finished behind round winner Jamie Whincup and fellow Holden racer Lee Holdsworth said he was elated by the result.

“My aim today was to finish in the top 15 from last on the grid, so this is just amazing,” he said.

“This result is fantastic for our small team. It’s made the move to Holden from Ford and the dramatic changes we have undergone over the summer break very worthwhile. WOW Sight & Sound came onboard just last week with the team’s long time loyal sponsor BOC, and to deliver them a podium finish at the toughest race of the year is terrific.”

WOW Sight & Sound managing director Sam Savvas said he was thrilled with the team’s debut performance.

“It was the launch of Team WOW this weekend and to see Cameron charge up from behind to take a top three place was nothing but pure excitement,” he said.

“His achievement certainly wowed us, as I’m sure it did race fans. WOW Sight & Sound only back the best and from our sponsorship of BJR to our major partnering with the Brisbane Broncos, we are behind the teams that will make an impact on the sporting scene.

“BJR Racing is a dedicated team with talented drivers and we are looking forward to a massive 2008. We hope this weekend’s podium finish is going to become a habit for Cameron,” added Savvas. 

McConville’s teammate Andrew Jones finished 12th in his Team BOC Commodore after displaying a strong turn of speed in the early stages of the 78-lap event, before making contact with another competitor while dicing for position. A flat left rear tyre forced Jones to the pit stop to get a new tyre, but he still managed to finish in the top 15.

“Firstly, congratulations to ‘McConky’ and the whole team they have done a fantastic job debuting our new Commodores,” said Jones.

“Prior to the race Matt Crawford, from Walkinshaw Performance, mentioned that HRT had won from the race from the rear of the grid three times before and Cameron nearly achieved that today.

“I told the guys over the radio that all we had to do was fix the bloke behind the steering wheel and stop me from hitting people. I’m rapt to be in a Holden, we’ve shown some speed and have a great future – so bring on the next three rounds.”