By Stefan Bartholomaeus, pics Mathew Paul, Edge Photographics
South Australian businessman James Rosenberg has emerged as a key player in Matt Stone Racing’s push to join the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship grid in 2018.
A long-time supporter of young talent in circuit racing and speedway, the Barossa Valley-based farm machinery dealer owned a Supercars Racing Entitlements Contract from 2010-14.
He ran fellow South Aussies Tim Slade and Nick Percat during that period, before eventually handing back his REC (subsequently sold to Triple Eight ahead of 2016) due to a lack of sponsorship.
Sponsoring Hazelwood in a small capacity during recent years in Super2, the opportunity to help another Adelaide-raised youngster join the main game grid has Rosenberg prepared to return to REC ownership.