Ash Walsh returns to Supercars competition in 2018, after his '17 PIRTEK Enduro Cup was curtailed by injury.
Walsh raced with Tim Slade at Sandown, but injuries incurred testing a prototype sportscar ruled him out of the Bathurst and Gold Coast events.
He's back this year, Walsh's third with Brad Jones Racing in Slade's Freightliner Commodore.
Ipswich-born Walsh commenced his career in Formula Ford, finishing third in the national championship in 2006 and second in '07.
A stint in Europe followed, Walsh racing in British Formula Ford and the Formula Renault 2.0 Western European Cup across the next 18 months.
Those performances led to a Team Australia call-up for an A1 Grand Prix rookie test and practice sessions in the 2008/09 season.
Walsh returned to Australia and Formula Ford in 2010, before moving into the Dunlop Super2 Series with Miles Racing and then Matt Stone Racing.
With MSR, he took six race wins across the 2013 and '14 seasons, finishing second and then third in the standings.
Those campaigns coincided with a pair of enduro campaigns with Dick Johnson Racing, before spending the bulk of 2015 as a Supercars full-timer with Erebus Motorsport.