Brad Jones Racing has given a number of youngsters a taste of its current main game Supercars at Winton Motor Raceway today.
All three of the team’s 2019 ZB Commodores headed an hour south from their Albury headquarters for the evaluation day, with emerging drivers spread across the fleet.
Among those to get behind the wheel were Josh Fife and Madeline Stewart, pictured above, who raced with BJR in Super3 this season after graduating from karts.
Fife is a likely contender to progress to the Dunlop Super2 Series next year, having finished his 2019 campaign in strong fashion, taking a round win at the Sandown finale.
BJR is yet to announce its plans for the second or third-tier categories in 2020, currently without any confirmed runners following Jack Smith’s move to its main game squad.
Super2 rising star Jordan Boys was another to hit the track, the Albury-based 22-year-old having starred in the last two rounds of 2019, taking a pair of wins for Image Racing.
Boys drove in a Supercars additional driver session at Winton in May for Penrite Racing.
Others to turn laps today include BJR Eseries driver Jake Burton, Porsche Carrera Cup competitor Thomas Maxwell, karter Cody Gillis and 2019 Australian Formula Ford Series winner Angelo Mouzouris.
The latter received extensive advice and guidance from Nick Percat, as an extension of an existing mentoring relationship with the Bathurst winner.
Percat and Mouzouris
The Holden team’s 2020 recruit Todd Hazelwood is also on-hand at Winton, but it is unclear whether he will venture out on track.
Regulations allow Supercars primary drivers to complete a maximum of 10 laps on evaluation days.