Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
10
Points
1970
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.6
Average finishing Position 11.0

biography

Date of birth
03/08/1985 (Age 33)
Place of birth
Hornsby, NSW
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Partner, Dani
Outside of Racing
Cycling, fitness, training
Personal Vehicle
HSV Gen F Clubsport
Engineer
Julian Stannard
Follow Tim Slade

Tim Slade’s breakthrough first season with Brad Jones Racing in 2016 proved tough to beat last year.

Slade grabbed his first Supercars victory at Winton in 2016 at his 227th attempt, and doubled up the following day on his way to eighth in the championship.

While Slade was the top BJR driver in a difficult 2017 for the Albury outfit, he had to settle for 11th and a pair of late-season podiums on the streets of the Gold Coast and Newcastle.

The South Australian had shifted from Walkinshaw Racing at the end of 2015 amid the team’s decision to downsize.

After limited campaigns in Formula Ford and Formula 3, Slade got a full season in the former in 2006 and made it count, finishing second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

He progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2007, and the following year ran his own car to claim the Privateers’ Cup and a race win at Wakefield Park.

Slade’s persistence captured the attention of Supercars team owner Paul Morris, and he was rewarded with a full-time drive in 2009, scoring top 10 results in the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.

A shift to Stone Brothers Racing in 2010 yielded further improvements, Slade finishing 16th before taking his first podium finish in ’11 en-route to ninth.

What remains a career best of fifth followed in 2012, before the Ford squad transformed into Erebus Motorsport with the challenging Mercedes package.

Slade then spent the 2014 and ’15 seasons in Walkinshaw Racing Commodores, adding four podiums to his tally before joining BJR.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 14 13 13
Race 2 › 11 11 13
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 10 10 13
Race 4 › 11 10 15
Race 5 › 5 4 11
Race 6 › 13 11 11
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 8 7 11
Race 8 › 16 14 10
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 13 10 9
Race 10 › 17 12 10
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 5 4 9
Race 12 › 12 17 10
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 6 7 10
Race 14 › 9 7 10
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 11 14 9
Race 16 › 15 21 11
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 7 11 10
Race 18 › 15 14 11
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 15 14 12
Race 20 › 19 6 10
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 12 10 9
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 9 12 9
Race 23 › 3 4 9
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 15 15 10
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 20 17 10

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Repco Authorised Service Team and Freightliner Racing

Brad Jones Racing is the only regionally-based Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team, the family-owned outfit working out of Albury near the New South Wales and Victorian border.

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