Growing up in one of Australia’s most successful motorsport dynasties has influenced Macauley Jones, who has already proved himself a chip off the old block.
The son of multiple Australian Motorsport Champion Brad Jones has racked up a few titles, including the 2011 South Australian Rotax Light Champion and three state junior karting titles.
That led to a drive in the Australia Formula Ford Championship in 2012, where he was crowned Rookie of the Year and finished fifth; the following year he came home fourth.
To start his 2014 campaign, Jones competed in the ToyotaRacing Series in New Zealand, before stepping up to the Dunlop Super2 Series in Townsville, scoring a 10th place finish on debut.
In 2015 he made his full-time debut in both Supercars categories.
Jones was 12th in Super2 and won the Oceanic division of the CAMS Young Driver Excellence awards – along with 12 other young stars from across the globe, he completed a number of workshops in Europe.
Last year Jones improved his Super2 results yet again, achieving his best ever qualifying and races and finishes, inside the top 10.
He co-drive with Tim Blanchard in the Team CoolDrive Commodore – they finished 10th at the famous Bathurst 1000.
Jones completed his mechanic apprenticeship at the end of 2016 and works at the BJR workshop full-time as his own mechanic.
This year sees Jones move into Nick Percat's entry for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, raising expectations for results.