Now in its third season, this multi-award winning program brings with it a host of new twists and turns that will see 8 rookie drivers hit the starting grid to battle it out under the watch of Ford Pepsi Max Crew stars, Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison.

In an exciting new twist, this year’s showdown pits Frosty v Davo, who will each mentor 4 drivers in their roles as team captains. Both drivers have searched Australia and as far as Europe and the United States to pick their drivers for the starting grid.

Up for grabs is the opportunity of a lifetime for the series winner – a testing contract with V8 Supercar team Ford Performance Racing.

Also hitting the new look series for the first time will be popular V8 pit-lane reporter, Briony Ingerson. Briony will join the contestants as they battle over 8 episodes at Melbourne’s Calder Park Raceway, driving everything from V8 racecars, to karts and Formula Ford before a seat fitting in the 2012 FPR Falcon V8 Supercar.

Battling it out on and off the track like never before, Supercar Showdown is the ‘ultimate platform that leverages entertainment and an insight into what it takes to make that giant step into driving at the elite level’

Shot in High Definition and broadcast on 7mate.

In April 2012 Shannons Supercar Showdown was presented with the “Best Entertainment Platform” at the Festival of Media Global Awards in Switzerland.