Hazelwood details key highlights of Supercars stint

06 Dec
'The story of Todd Hazelwood is not over just yet, so watch this space'
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Outgoing BRT driver Todd Hazelwood says "story is not over just yet"

  • 2020 podium and pole with BJR Hazelwood's key Supercars highlights

  • P4 in Perth, Shootout berths in Sandown and Adelaide in 2023

A breakthrough 2020 season and surprise Shootout appearances in 2023 proved key highlights for Todd Hazelwood, who ended a six-year, full-time stint in Adelaide.

For the first time since 2017, Hazelwood won’t be on the full-time grid, with James Courtney and Aaron Love leading the expanded Blanchard Racing Team's charge in 2024.

Hazelwood signed off with BRT with a stirring run to 11th in the final race at the VAILO Adelaide 500. It came after the South Aussie driver qualified for the Top Ten Shootout in front of family and friends on home soil.

When asked what his highlights were, Hazelwood cited his Adelaide and Sandown Shootout appearances as his prized moments with BRT.

However, few moments carried as much weight as his breakthrough Sydney podium and maiden pole in Townsville during the COVID-riddled season in 2020 with Brad Jones Racing, when drivers and teams were away from families on the road.

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“Definitely getting my first pole position and my first podium,” he said on the Schick Cool Down Lap podcast.

“That was a really cool time, and obviously being on the road with COVID and stuff with BJR.

“Even a highlight this year was getting inside the Shootout at Sandown — I’ve been through so much adversity with this team, so many dramas behind the scenes.

“To actually get a cool reward was special for me and everyone involved. Lots of moments, lots of bad times, good times, good people as well.


“I’ve been really fortunate to work with some amazing people, so many friends up and down pit lane. It’s always cool that you can walk away from this period and have a lot of respect up and down pit lane, and that means a lot.

hazelwood adelaide 2023

“The story of Todd Hazelwood is not over just yet, so watch this space.”

Hazelwood has already been linked to an Erebus Motorsport co-drive and a Porsche Carrera Cup campaign as he keeps himself embedded in the Aussie racing scene.

He did his reputation plenty of good with a brave showing in Adelaide, with Hazelwood holding his own over one lap and in the race to put a strong footnote on 2023.

“The pressure was on in every stint, it was a really cool race for different reasons,” he said.

“For me, it was really demanding, couldn't afford to put a foot wrong, when you have races like that when you get out of the car and feel personally satisfied.

“It was a cool way to sign off from what’s been a pretty tough year, no doubt, but also my six-year chapter in Supercars full-time."

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