Brodie may have been the first Kostecki to clinch a main game podium, but that didn’t stop Jake from congratulating his cousin.
The elder Kostecki cousin scored a maiden podium in the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint finale last month.
In a great day for the family, younger cousin Jake rose from 17th to 14th, having scored a career-best 13th in the first race of the season at Mount Panorama.
It was also a proud day for Erebus Motorsport, with Kostecki’s podium also coinciding with a strong drive from Will Brown, who sprinted to the podium to congratulate his teammate.
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The younger Kostecki did the same, revealing that his cousin’s reaction to his podium was one of stark relief.
“I was so happy for Brodie,” the Matt Stone Racing driver told Supercars.com.
“I went to the podium and saw him and he was stoked.
“The first thing he said to me was, ‘I’ve done it’, and that was pretty cool.
Brodie (L) on the Sandown podium
“I know I can do it as well; I’ve just got to get all my ducks in a row and get everyone in the same direction.”
The duo made their main game debuts alongside each other in a wildcard family-run entry in the 2019 enduros.
Jake, who is three years Brodie’s junior, made his main game full-time debut in 2020 as part of MSR’s SuperLite programme.
In 2021, the 21-year-old sealed a full-time, season-long campaign deal with MSR alongside Zane Goddard, with the duo forming the youngest driving combination on the grid.
Kostecki senior clinches his Sandown podium
“That race, I was happy with my own performance,” he continued.
“We finished 14th, and I was catching a few cars in front of me.
“I remember thinking, ‘This is a great result for the team’.
“I was happy with myself, but to see Brodie up there was awesome.”
Having scored a career-best performance at Bathurst, and following up with some consistent pace at Sandown, Kostecki was confident he and his team can make more gains at Symmons Plains this weekend.
The cousins shared a wildcard entry in the 2019 enduros
“We’ve been at two different tracks so far; Bathurst was a power circuit, and Sandown was different again,” he said.
“What’s promising is that we were in the mid-pack at both events.
“Hopefully we can keep that momentum going, and push to try and crack the top 10 in Tassie.”
Kostecki will hit the track at this weekend's Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint across April 17-18. Tickets are on sale now.
The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo.