After earning his first Supercars race win on the Gold Coast in 2015, Jack Perkins returns to the Dunlop Super2 Series this year, steering the GRM-built Commodore he shared with Scott McLaughlin during the 2013 Pirtek Enduro Cup.
Son of motor racing legend Larry, Perkins finished his first season third and formed part of the youngest driving combination at Bathurst with Shane Price – with a combined age of 39. He stepped up to race full-time in 2007, but was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes mid-season and stepped down.
While he was told he may never race again, Perkins came back the following year and scored two eighth place finishes with Nathan Pretty during the enduros. He returned to the championship with Kelly Racing the following year, before shifting to work for Paul Morris Motorsports.
In 2011 he finished second in Super2 and claimed the ‘Privateers Cup’.
Perkins spent the next two years co-driving and racing Super2 with Eggleston Motorsport – his three race wins, one round win and pole position caught the eye of Charlie Schwerkolt who gave him another year in the main game.
Qualifying for the Top 10 Shootout at Bathurst was a highlight in 2014.
Perkins signed with HRT in 2015 but ended up in the car sooner than expected, subbing for injured James Courtney at Sydney Motorsport Park.
He remains with the Walkinshaw owned squad, again lining up alongside Courtney for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.