Open-wheel teenager set for Supercars switch

Open-wheel teenager set for Supercars switch
February 8, 2018 | 10:37 am | Author: Steven Wright

Open-wheel teenager Zane Goddard will join the Dunlop Super2 Series with Brad Jones Racing, replacing veteran Andrew Jones this year.

Goddard, 18, who’s been racing in open-wheel categories in recent years, but he will return to Australia to race in the 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series.

He replaces veteran Andrew Jones who gave up his Pirtek Enduro Cup ride to Todd Hazelwood last year. The 18-year-old tested with BJR at Winton last December.

The former Australian Formula 4 racer says he’s excited to get the season underway, beginning in Adelaide on March 1-4.

“I’m looking forward to the new challenge of jumping from a single seater to the Super2 Commodore and I feel I’m in the perfect team to do that,” he said.

“The two test days I had with the team last season were very promising for myself.”

“I felt the environment in the team made it easy to learn over those two days as every time I was out of the car I was told exactly what I needed to improve step by step.”

“Adelaide in just under a month is going to be an interesting weekend.”

“The team and I will have 100 percent focus on the opening round as we will all be hoping to get the season off to a flying start.”

Macauley Jones and Jack Smith will continue in the three-car Super2 squad, which operates alongside the team’s three Virgin Australia Supercars Championship entries.