Super2 winner secures solo wildcard starts

  • Repco Supercars Championship Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 04/05/2022
  • By James Pavey

Jordan Boys will make his solo Supercars debut in a wildcard entry.

Boys will make his solo debut in a Winton wildcard with Image Racing and the Erebus Academy.

The Albury-born driver will then tackle the OTR SuperSprint in September.

It comes after Zak Best secured a Tickford Racing wildcard for the Darwin and Tailem Bend events.

Boys, 24, won three races at Super2 level and finished third overall in 2020.

He finished seventh in 2019 and 2021, winning races in both seasons.

He made his Great Race debut for Brad Jones Racing in 2020, and returns for a second start this year.

"My goal has always been to race in the main game,” he said.

"I am backing myself at the highest level to prove that I am capable.

"I don’t feel I have been able to deliver what I believe I can and I need to do this to take that next step towards a full-time main game drive.

"It’s a brutal sport and every driver wants a seat, but with the right team and car I believe we will be competitive at Winton and I can prove that I can mix it with the best.

"It’s really exciting to do the wildcard alongside Image and Erebus given that I have been associated with them for so long.

"Image Racing is like family to me so it’s great to make this step with Terry, it’s something we’ve spoken about for a long time.

"We’re really excited to have a crack at it and we’re both pretty confident that we can do a good job.”

'I am backing myself at the highest level'

Image Racing is affiliated with Erebus, and currently runs teenagers Jaylyn Robotham and Jay Hanson.

Boys raced for the Terry Wyhoon-run Image squad between 2017 and 2021.

Wyhoon said Boys’ wildcard is evidence of his team’s efforts to kickstart young drivers’ careers.

"Image Racing, alongside the Erebus Academy, is designed to provide the best possible opportunity for young drivers with talent to break into the super-competitive Supercars series,” Wyhoon said.

"Jordan has campaigned very successfully over the past few years at Super2 levels and has had some success as a co-driver.

"Following some serious discussion with Jordan and Barry Ryan we all agreed that his talent has not really been put on show in a format that represents his exceptional driving ability.

"Hence a decision was made earlier this season that he would focus all his energy on a two-round wildcard campaign and show what he is truly capable of and I think he will surprise quite a few.”

Boys will race a current-spec Erebus Commodore with backing from Dynamic Supplies, Joss Group and Lubrimaxx.

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan was adamant Boys will make the most of his opportunity.

"Jordan is a strong steerer and has done a really good job anytime he has been in one of our cars,” Ryan said.

"We have supported him at Image Racing for a number of years now and are pleased that we are able to provide Jordan with the opportunity to make his solo debut.

"This is the next step in his racing career and I don’t doubt that he will make the most of the opportunity and we will do anything to help him progress."

Boys will have his first outing with Erebus at a Winton test day on May 10.

The 2022 season will resume at Winton on May 21-22.

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