V8 Supercars drivers deny claims they found themselves ‘on the ground wrestling’ in fiery clash at sport’s black-tie gala dinner
- V8 Supercars drivers who allegedly fought have issued denials
- The altercation is believed to have taken place at the Sports Awards gala in Adelaide
- A witness claimed that the two drivers ended up “on the ground struggling”
Two V8 Supercars drivers who allegedly had a heated clash that turned physical at the sport’s end-of-season gala dinner have both denied anything inappropriate happened.
The Supercars community came together last Monday night to celebrate their season with the annual awards gala and dinner at Adelaide Oval.
V8 Supercars star Scott Pye (pictured) maintains he didn’t have a physical altercation with compatriot Jake Kostecki at the sport’s end-of-season dinner last week
It has been claimed that Kostecki (pictured) and Pye started exchanging insults before getting involved in a physical exchange late in the evening
It was claimed that drivers Jake Kostecki and Scott Pye began to exchange insults before getting involved in a physical exchange late in the evening.
“Looked like they drank some of it,” one person told News Corp.
The publication told Pye about it afterwards and he denied it happened, saying, “Nothing happened.” There was no altercation.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kostecki for comment and he also denied any fights took place.
“No, sorry, I just read the title of the story online and it says with Scott Pye but those are just false rumors,” Kostecki said.
Scott Pye is pictured racing during the Adelaide 500 just before the gala dinner
“I don’t know where it came from, I was friends with Scott and nothing happened.”
Pye picked up his first V8 Supercars victory in 2018 at Albert Park and finished seventh in the championship that year. He is currently part of Team 18.
Kostecki is with Tickford Racing and has just 18 starts to his name in the V8 Supercars competition, finishing 21st in the Drivers’ Championship in 2022.
Earlier in the evening, at the black-tie dinner, veteran driver Lee Holdsworth won the Barry Sheene Medal for “Best and Fairest” in his final year of full-time racing.
‘It’s quite special. I certainly didn’t expect that,” he said.
Jake Kostecki is pictured competing at Mount Panorama in 2021
‘I’m super proud. It’s one of the best accolades you can get and Barry was an absolute idol to me.
“The end of my career could not have ended on a better note. I have enjoyed every minute and there are too many people to thank for my journey in the sport.