Rising stars to tackle Eseries elite

  • Supercars Eseries
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  • 20/07/2022
  • By Charlie Bullis

Two rising stars of Australian motorsport are set to combine for the upcoming Cash Converters Supercars Eseries.

Swyftx, Australia's most trusted cryptocurrency exchange, will field a two-car team in the six-round series, beginning July 20.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series ace Jobe Stewart and Touring Car Australia Series race winner Jordan Cox will contest the six-round series for Swyftx.

Cox will line up alongside Supercars drivers in the All Star Series, while experienced sim racer Stewart will join the Pro Series, to commence on Wednesday.

Both drivers have had success in the real world with Garry Rogers Motorsport TCR driver Cox winning at Symmons Plains earlier this season.

For Cox, his Supercars Eseries debut is an opportunity to test his skills against main game drivers. 

"I'm super excited for the Eseries," Cox told Supercars.com.

"I'm keen to step it up a notch with the Supercars boys and have a crack with the Pros and the All Star drivers.

"I feel honoured to represent Swyftx for the Eseries too, I struck up a relationship with them last year, they are a great supporter of ours as we are of them.

"Sim racing and real racing are two totally different things. I drive with my backside or by feel so it's hard to get that in a sim but the racecraft is the same. 

"The technology is amazing right now and to have the ability to go racing virtually is amazing."

Jordan Cox (middle) won at Mount Panorama in 2021

Erebus Academy driver Stewart returns for his third campaign in the Pro Series.

Stewart who will steer the #30 Swyftx Commodore, has swiftly risen through the ranks since beginning his karting career in 2016.

In May, the 18-year-old recorded his fifth Toyota 86 podium of the season at Mount Panorama.

He shared the honours with fellow Erebus Motorsport driver and 2016 Toyota 86 champion Will Brown.

It came after a trio of top three results for Stewart at Sydney’s season opener in March.

"It's great to be back in the Eseries and to be working with Swyftx," Stewart said.

"This year a few top ten results would be good and an overall top ten finish, I would be happy with that. 

Stewart returns for his third Eseries campaign

"Looking at the entries, there are some familiar faces and some fresh ones, but the guys that have been fast the past couple of years again, so I'm expecting a tough competition, but I'm looking forward to it. 

"To be able to drive with Jordan, a top calibre driver in the Bathurst enduro, I think we will be a great pairing so I'm looking forward to that."

Swyftx Chief Marketing Officer Chris Vanek said: "We're delighted to announce this partnership with Supercars.

“The Eseries is a great initiative of Supercars and shows how the code is evolving."

In addition to supporting the Swyftx Racing team, the cryptocurrency exchange is sponsoring qualifying sessions throughout the series.

The Swyftx pole position prize is AU$200 worth of Bitcoin for the All Star Series and the Pro Series. For more information visit:http://swyftx.com/eseries

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

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

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