Macauley Jones will be lining up on the Supercars grid at Hidden Valley and Winton, as Supercars have today confirmed the wildcard entries for 2017.
In an exciting initiative to give the Super2 drivers experience in the SuperSprint events, this will see some of the rising stars of the sport race at the top tier of Australian Motorsport.
Macauley Jones is currently in his third season of the Super2 series and continues to go from strength to strength with his results. Whilst Hidden Valley will be a new circuit for Macauley to tackle, Winton is the home circuit for the young gun and a happy hunting ground for Brad Jones Racing.
Macauley said “Winton has been our home track forever, so it’s a no brainer to go there. We’ve done plenty of testing there so I am very familiar with it and it has given the team a lot of success over the years.”
“I’m not going into the wild card events with any high expectations. I will work as hard as I can and use this as a stepping stone to further my progression, that’s what the wildcards are all about.”
“The difference between the Supercars and the Super2 Series is huge, it’s a big step up. I am ready for the challenge and will go into the events like any other race meeting.”
“The opportunity to be able to do this is awesome and I’m really excited to get behind the wheel and race alongside the BJR guys who have helped me along the way in my racing journey.”
After a huge incident at Symmons Plains less than two weeks ago, Macauley, being his own full-time mechanic, has worked tirelessly over the past week to prepare a new chassis for this weekend’s Super2 racing at Phillip Island. The Super2 teams will qualify along with race one tomorrow, followed by two races on Saturday and one final race on Sunday.
Published: 20 April 2017.