Chris Pither returns to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018, in a dual Garry Rogers Motorsport program that also includes the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
Pither last raced in the series between 2013 and ’15, two seasons with Brad Jones Racing headlined by fourth in ’14 and followed by fifth in ’15 with MW Motorsport.
That paved the way for a full-time Supercars return with Super Black Racing in 2016, Pither taking pole position at Queensland Raceway and 21st in the overall standings.
When that program folded at the end of the year, Pither was snapped up by Erebus Motorsport for last year’s enduros, recording a career-best Supercars finish of fourth at Bathurst with Dale Wood.
He now rejoins GRM for Super2 and the enduros, having been one of its co-drivers in a Volvo in 2015.
Pither cut his teeth in Formula First and Formula Ford in his native New Zealand, before competing in HQ Holdens and the Toyota Racing Series.
He came to the attention of Aussie racing fans in the V8 Ute Series before moving into Super2 in a Kanga Loaders Falcon, finishing 11th as a rookie in 2006.
A first foray into Supercars followed across 2006, ’07 and ’08 with Team Kiwi, before a practice crash at Bathurst put his career on hold.
Success in V8 Utes on either side of the Tasman in 2010 and ’11 got him moving again, Pither making his Supercars comeback as David Wall’s BJR co-driver in ’12.