Multiple Dunlop Super2 Series regulars have already declared to be making plans to make some wildcard entries in this year’s Supercars Championship.
Supercars will continue the initiative that they introduced last year which invites Dunlop Super2 Series teams to field wildcard entries in the main game at any two of four selected SuperSprint events.
In 2018, the Winton, Hidden Valley, Queensland Raceway and Tailem Bend events will all welcome the SuperSprint wildcards. Last year, MW Motorsport’s Shae Davies and Jack Le Brocq, Matt Stone Racing’s Todd Hazelwood, Brad Jones Racing’s Macauley Jones, and GRM’s James Golding all fielded wildcard entries.
As young Kurt Kostecki is now ineligable for an endurance seat, having completed in Triple Eight’s Evaluation Day test in January, he hints at a possible wildcard entry at the Queensland Raceway round according to various of sources.
“We’re planning on doing some sprint race wildcards this year, which running from our team I think will be pretty good,” Kostecki told Supercars.com.
“It was a choice we had to make, co-driving or wildcards, but I think this way I’ll get more time in the seat against the main series drivers and get more from the experience.”
Jacobson, who was one of three standout co-drivers last year like young Kiwi Richie Stanaway was, is planning one or two wildcard starts alongside his soon-to-be announced Nissan enduro drive.
“Yes, definitely,” he said when asked if he’s working on a wildcard.
“I think we just have to go through the processes at the moment and find what tracks we are interested in so hopefully we get an answer soon.”
“I am definitely keen to do one and possibly two if I can get the funding.”
Also Brad Jones Racing’s Macauley Jones will return for two events, but the team is yet to finalise details of its plan due to the hectic nature of recent weeks.
Jones has an option to convert his PAYCE VF Commodore into a ZB Commodore aero package for the two rounds, as the 2018 Operation Manual states in rule C.1.2.1 that both VF and ZB Commodore packages remain eligible to run in 2018 alongside the Ford FG-X Falcon, Nissan Altima L33, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212, and Volvo S60.