Kostecki oversees Sprint Car win

14 Apr
Returning Erebus star one of several Supercar names in action over the weekend, with Taupō on the horizon
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Brodie Kostecki was crew chief in a Sprint Car win

  • Kostecki set for first Supercars round since November 2023

  • Chaz Mostert, Jaxon Evans, Will Brown score GT World Challenge podiums

Supercars champion Brodie Kostecki has overseen a Sprint Car win ahead of his comeback at this weekend’s ITM Taupō Super400.

Kostecki was one of a number of Supercars drivers at race tracks over the weekend, with the 2024 season to resume this weekend in New Zealand.

The Erebus Motorsport driver was crew chief for friend Brent Kratzmann, who won the Ultimate Sprinter Championship Grand Final at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway.

Kostecki, a regular at speedways, helped Kratzmann to his first feature win at Toowoomba since the 2017/18 season (pictured above, courtesy Sprint Car Hub).

The 26-year-old got behind the wheel of an Erebus Camaro Supercar last week, marking his first laps since his championship-clinching run in Adelaide last November.

A number of Kostecki’s Supercars rivals were also in action at the Shannons SpeedSeries round at Phillip Island, with Chaz Mostert scoring a race win.

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Walkinshaw Andretti United star Mostert combined with Liam Talbot to help Arise Racing GT and its Ferrari 296 GT3 to GT World Challenge Australia victory (pictured above, courtesy GT World Challenge Australia).

Mostert was behind the wheel as a late rain shower threatened to undo his run, with Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch passing Brad Jones Racing driver Jaxon Evans for second before the race was red-flagged.

Evans, who will start his first Supercars round on home soil this weekend, was promoted to second after Leitch, the Sunday winner, was penalised over passing under yellow.

The penalty helped Supercars championship leader Will Brown, who was sharing an Audi with Brad Schumacher, round out the podium.

Brad Jones Racing co-driver Declan Fraser raced his Triple Eight Race Engineering Mercedes-AMG, sharing with Peter Hackett, to fifth in both races.

The inaugural Taupō event will be held on April 19-21. Fans are encouraged to secure their ticket options, with Saturday and Sunday general admission and grandstand allocations exhausted.

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