Team 18 recruits teen racers for Eseries

  • Repco Supercars Championship Supercars Eseries
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  • 18/07/2022
  • By James Pavey

Team 18 has enlisted teenage racers Cooper Webster and Jackson Walls for the upcoming Eseries season.

Team 18 will field an entry in the Pro Series and All Stars categories, which commence on Wednesday.

Webster will return for a second campaign with Team 18 in the Pro Series.

The 19-year-old will steer the #18 IRWIN Commodore, and has considerable pedigree.

Webster, who placed seventh in the 2021 Pro Series for Team 18, has raced for the Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports Team.

He competed in both the Porsche Esports Super Cup and Virtual Le Mans Series for the team.

Webster is an ace in the real world, having placed third in the 2022 S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship.

Webster (R) won two S5000 races this year

Fellow teen Walls, 19, is cutting his teeth in Porsche Carrera Cup.

Last weekend, Walls won his first Carrera Cup race on the streets of Townsville.

Walls raced Formula 4 in 2018 and 2019 before moving to New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series in 2019 and 2020.

There, he raced with the likes of Yuki Tsunoda and Liam Lawson.

He returned home after competing in Asian Formula 3 Championship in 2019.

"Super excited to work with Team 18 in the Supercars Eseries for a second year,” Webster said.

"I love being a part of this series and I’m looking forward to building on our progress last year and aim for better results this time around.

"This year we’re targeting to win the championship, but I’m sure that’s the same as everyone else at the start of the series.

"I’ll give it my all each round and see how it all works out.”

Walls, who will race Team 18’s #20 Commodore, added: "Last year I was very active in the sim racing world, you couldn’t get me off it.

"I’ve been back into it a fair bit recently and I love it, it’s such a handy tool to have to prepare for a race weekend.

"I watched the whole Eseries over the last two years, I think it’s an awesome championship that Supercars put on.

“It’s really good for some young drivers to show what they’ve got against the Supercars regulars.

“I’m excited and thankful for Team 18, Charlie Schwerkolt and Bruin Beasley for giving me this opportunity.”

The 2022 Cash Converters Supercars Eseries will commence at Winton on Wednesday.

All rounds will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506, Kayo, 7plus, Youtube, Twitch and Facebook.

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