Brad Jones Racing reveals Smith, Jones Super2 entires

Brad Jones Racing reveals Smith, Jones Super2 entires
February 12, 2018 | 3:30 pm | Author: Steven Wright

Brad Jones Racing have revealed the liveries of Jack Smith and Macauley Jones Dunlop Super2 Series Holdens for the upcoming season.

The Albury-based team will retain both SCT Logistics’ Jack Smith and PAYCE’s Macauley Jones for the 2018 season, while the already announced Zane Goddard as the team’s three drivers.

The former Super2 champion, Andrew Jones who raced for the team has retired but will remain as the team manager for the team’s Super2, and Kumho V8 cars.

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Jones’ VF Commodore will again carry primary sponsorship from Payce, but has taken on a predominantly red look this time around after running with a grey and white base in 2017.

“2017 was a big year for Super2 Series drivers with a few of the guys graduating to the main game, which is the most we’ve seen in a while,” remarked Jones.

“I think it’ll mix things up for 2018, with some new and old drivers returning to grid. Everyone including myself will be racing their hardest to get themselves on the top step of the podium.”

“For me, I’m more confident going into this season than any other, I feel like I’m moving forward, and achieving my best qualifying and race results in 2017 proved that.

“The highlight of last year was standing on top of the podium at Bathurst. It was a very special moment for me, my Dad and the whole team.

“My first Super2 win was such an incredible feeling, and to achieve it there is something I’ll never forget.”

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Jack Smith will again line up with Brad Jones Racing in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018 carrying backing from his parent’s business SCT Logistics.

Unlike last year, the reigning Kumho V8 champion will run only a partial campaign in the third tier series alongside a full campaign in Super2 and BNT V8 (NZ).

“2017 was a massive year for the team and I,” said Smith.

“Racing in the Super2 Series and the Kumho Series with BJR was a great way of speeding up the Supercar learning process for me.

“We endured our share of highs and lows last year and I’ve managed to take a positive out of every situation. I’m looking forward to implementing what I’ve learned into the season ahead.”

“The racing in the Super2 Series, the competition was so tight, it was an eye opener for me. I hadn’t experienced racing that close since go-karts.

“Using the year of experience behind the wheel in both series last year will be crucial in maximizing my results this year.

“I’d really like to achieve some top 10 results this year and I’ve got all the tools in the shed to achieve that. I’m very excited to be back with Brad Jones Racing again in 2018.”

The trio will test at Winton Motor Raceway before the season opener in March.