Super3 champion Jobe Stewart graduates to Super2
Erebus Academy signs Toyota 86 young gun Jarrod Hughes
Stewart, Hughes the latest Super2 debutants
Super3 champion Jobe Stewart will graduate to Super2 in the 2024 Dunlop Series, with the Erebus Academy welcoming a new name in Toyota 86 young gun Jarrod Hughes.
Mount Gambier-born Stewart, 19, won last year’s Super3 crown after a season-long battle with Cameron McLeod and Jett Johnson.
He will make the leap to Super2 with Erebus Motorsport, with Jack Perkins racing for the team last year alongside his co-drive with Will Brown. Perkins has since signed an enduro deal with Blanchard Racing Team.
Hughes, meanwhile, will join the Erebus Academy in 2024, and will race with affiliate team Image Racing. Last year, Image Racing ran a Super2 entry for Jay Hanson, who has yet to confirm his 2024 racing plans.
“The Erebus Academy has lent its support to many notable drivers, including Jack Le Brocq, Richard Muscat, Adam Marjoram, Anton De Pasquale and Will Brown to name a few,” Erebus CEO Barry Ryan said.
“The fact we have Jack returning this year as a Supercars race winner is a testament to the importance of creating pathways to develop young talent — both on and off the track.
“Jobe is still only 19 years old but last year he showed exactly what we saw in him at 12. He has all the hallmarks of a future Erebus champion and that is exactly what the Academy is about.
“It’s great to welcome Jarrod to the Academy. The Super2 category is extremely competitive and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the two of them go this year.”
Hughes added: "Competing in the Super2 Series with Image Racing and Erebus Academy is an exciting new chapter in my career.
"Alongside Jobe, I am eager to get to Bathurst for the first round of the 2024 season."
Stewart and Hughes will make their Super2 debuts at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25.