Scott McLaughlin visits Eden ahead of Newcastle 500

ALL SMILES: Scott McLaughlin (second right) with the Eden Motor Group team ahead of the Newcastle 500. Photo: Zach Hubber
ALL SMILES: Scott McLaughlin (second right) with the Eden Motor Group team ahead of the Newcastle 500. Photo: Zach Hubber

Supercars championship driver Scott McLaughlin was more than happy to pose for pictures and mix with racing fans when he visited Eden Motor Group on Friday, November 17.

The DJR-Team Penske driver, who sits second on the leaderboard just behind Jamie Whincup, spent a night in town before returning to Melbourne.

Despite teeming rain outside, racing enthusiasts came cap in hand for signatures, with one family travelling from Canberra.

McLaughlin, 24, was laid back and professional as he enjoyed some down time ahead of racing his Ford Falcon at the Newcastle 500, starting Thursday.

The final race of the season will see the New Zealander aim to recapture top spot on the leaderboard and consequently the Supercars title from leader Whincup, who is aiming for his seventh title.

To be fighting with Jamie — a six time champion and legend of the sport — is all I could want

Scott McLaughlin

The fan favourite can boast some impressive performances this season, including his comeback in the Gold Coast 600 last month following his Bathurst 1000 disappointment.

Eden Motor Group managing director Con Zurcas was rapt with McLaughlin’s appearance, saying it was a boon to have such athletes visiting Eden.