Wood to partner Heimgartner for Great Race

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 14/03/2022
  • By Charlie Bullis

Dale Wood will return to Bathurst with Brad Jones Racing alongside team spearhead Andre Heimgartner.

Wood, who drove for the team on a full-time basis in 2014 and 2015, last year signed a two-year deal to co-drive for the Albury-based team.

The 166-race veteran, who won the 2013 Dunlop Super2 Series, will make his 15th Bathurst 1000 start in October's Great Race.

Wood and Nick Percat combined to finish sixth in last year's Repco Bathurst 1000, days before Wood underwent leg surgery.

"I’m very happy to be returning to the BJR family and co-driving with Andre this year," Wood said.

"We’re obviously only one round in so far, but the car and the whole team looked great in Sydney, and if not for a bit of bad luck the guys could have been fighting for a podium. 

"It will be great to see how the season unfolds as I’ve watched Andre grow and mature as a driver and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to drive alongside him come Bathurst."

It will be the first time Heimgartner and Wood will race together.

However, Wood partnered Rick Kelly in 2019 and 2020 when Heimgartner was at Kelly Racing.

Heimgartner, who currently sits eighth in the championship, added: "Dale obviously knows BJR well which is a huge advantage going into an event like Bathurst.

"He’s also familiar with the #8 car so let’s see what we can do. I can’t wait."

BJR has also confirmed Jordan Boys will join Macauley Jones to co-drive the #96 entry in the Great Race. 

Brad Jones Racing will return for the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint across March 26-27.

The event is being broadcast exclusively live and ad free on Foxtel and streamed live on Kayo.

The Seven Network will broadcast highlights on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are still available through Ticketek or Supercars.com.

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