Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
22
Points
1218
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 21.4
Average finishing Position 19.8

biography

Date of birth
08/10/1994 (Age 25)
Place of birth
Albury, NSW
Lives
Albury, NSW
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Fitness
Personal Vehicle
Holden Commodore
Engineer
Julian Stannard
Follow Macauley Jones

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 success, including the 2011 South Australian Rotax Light and three state junior karting titles.

That led to a drive in the Australia Formula Ford Championship in 2012, crowned Rookie of the Year and finishing fifth, then coming fourth the following year.

To start his 2014, Jones competed in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, before stepping up to the Dunlop Super2 Series in Townsville, scoring a 10th place finish.

In 2015 he made his full-time debut in Super2, finishing 12th, and contested his maiden PIRTEK Enduro Cup debut with Dale Wood at BJR.

After finishing ninth in 2016, maiden podiums in Super2 came in '17 on his way to seventh in the points, along with a victory in the non-points Bathurst 250km race.

He took another step forward on performance in 2018, losing a pair of likely victories at Townsville through mechanical failures and led at Bathurst until a last-lap tangle.

Armed with that experience, four Enduro Cups with BJR and four Supercars wildcard outings, Jones gets his main game chance in 2019.

He steps into the BJR-run CoolDrive Racing Commodore vacated by REC owner Tim Blanchard at the end of last year.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 2 › 20 23 24
Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 24 19 24
Race 4 › 24 22 24
Race 5 › 24 20 24
Race 6 › 21 NC 24
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 21 20 24
Race 8 › 25 20 24
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 23 18 24
Race 10 › 22 21 24
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 23 24 24
Race 12 › 17 17 24
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 20 16 24
Race 14 › 18 16 24
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 23 22 22
Race 16 › 24 22 22
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 23 18 22
Race 18 › 19 17 21
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 20 › 24 22 21
Race 19 › 23 NC 22
OTR SuperSprint ›
Race 21 › 18 19 22
Race 22 › 26 21 22
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 23 › 21 20 22
Race 24 › 19 22 22
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 23 16 22
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 17 17 21
Race 27 › 15 15 22
Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 29 › 22 21 22
Race 30 › 20 18 22

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Team CoolDrive

Team CoolDrive starts a new era in 2019, with owner Tim Blanchard stepping back from full-time driving and Macauley Jones stepping up.

Stay In The Know
Sign up to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Newsletter