Backing from Caltex Australia and Joss Group has allowed former Kuhmo Series driver Jordan Boys racing in the Dunlop Super2 Series this weekend at Newcastle.
He continued racing the Caltex-backed Holden at the non-championship round at Bathurst.
He has now secured enough backing to keep the same Caltex Racing ride that he was in the previous two rounds, at this weekend’s Newcastle 500.
“It’s my first time on a true street track, so I haven’t had the experience of being so close to concrete walls,” Boys said.
“There were a few at Bathurst which helps, but this is much more intense.
“The track looks pretty tight in spots but I don’t know what to expect actually, but I can’t wait.
”The good guys don’t drive any differently regardless of the walls – that’s the difference to getting good lap times, and that’s the way I’m going to try and go into the weekend.”
Even though Boys came from the Kuhmo V8 Series, he earned top ten finishes at both events this season. He hopes that the familarity with the Caltex and Joss-backed Super 2 Commodore will help him find the pace earlier than previously.
“It’s different to drive from the Kumho V8; not much more outright power but it just handles so much better,” he said.
“It’s good to be getting more experience in the car and while its still fairly new to me, at least I’ve had some time it and know what to expect.
“It will be a challenging weekend, but I’m looking forward to it all.”