Perkins confirms Super2 season finale withdrawal

Dunlop Series
08 Nov
Popular veteran to sit out VAILO Adelaide 500
2 mins by Brent Montgomery
  • Jack Perkins will not compete at the upcoming VAILO Adelaide 500

  • A difficult year has seen him place out of title contention

  • His Erebus-run ZB Commodore will be steered by Jordan Boys

Jack Perkins has announced that his Dunlop Super2 season is over, with the popular driver sitting out the upcoming VAILO Adelaide 500.

It was projected to be Perkins' first full-time Super2 season since 2017, with the aim of completing the full six-round series to gain valuable mileage for his Supercars enduro co-drives with Will Brown in the #9 Erebus Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro.

While the pair did see strong results in both 2023 enduros, namely fourth in the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and eighth in the Repco Bathurst 1000, it had been a more difficult year for Perkins in the Dunlop Series.

Sitting 19th in the standings, three DNSs and two DNFs have overshadowed a strong start to the season, where Perkins placed second behind Cooper Murray at the Thrifty Newcastle 500.

Murray's race-winning pass on Perkins

"We’ve made the decision to not race the final Super2 event at Adelaide," the Dunlop Series veteran posted to social media.


"The whole idea of racing Super2 was to prepare for Sandown and Bathurst.

"We’ve had a difficult year and didn’t score points in Townsville so unfortunately we aren’t in the Championship race."

Perkins will not be absent in Adelaide, instead focusing on his television commentary role with The Seven Network.

The Shaw and Partners Racing ZB Commodore is also entered, with Erebus Motorsport announcing Jordan Boys to fill the vacant seat in the Shaw and Partners Racing ZB Commodore.

Boys raced alongside Image Racing in the Dunlop Series from 2017 to 2021, where he secured seven podiums and three race wins.

The 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500 will round out the 2023 Dunlop Series on November 23-26.

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