Super2 rookie Wood to drive WAU Mustang

16 Jul
Kiwi sensation to complete evaluation day in Gen3 Ford

Walkinshaw Andretti United phenom Ryan Wood will get his first taste of a Gen3 Supercar on Wednesday in an evaluation day.

Kiwi driver Wood will get behind the wheel of a Walkinshaw Andretti United Mustang at Winton Motor Raceway on Wednesday.

The 20-year old rookie burst out of the blocks in his maiden Supercar campaign in the Dunlop Super2 Series to start 2023.

Wood took a pole position at the season-opening Thrifty Newcastle 500 and followed it up by sweeping the Perth round in late April.

At the recent NTI Townsville 500, Wood — a junior NZ karting champion and former Porsche ace — recovered from starting positions of 18th and eighth to finish seventh and fifth.

Heading to the next Super2 round, the Penrite Oil Sandown 500, Wood is fourth in the standings 147 points behind leader Zak Best.

Wood celebrates his Perth round win


The evaluation day comes amid rumours that Wood will make a step up into the Repco Supercars Championship in 2024.

Evaluation days allow drivers to take to the track who aren’t currently a Supercars driver, who haven’t been nominated as a primary driver in the previous three seasons, or haven’t competed in five or more events in the previous season.

One primary driver from the nominated team may complete a maximum of 10 laps.

WAU Supercars stars Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat will be back on track next weekend at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight.

The Sydney event will be headlined by the first ever night race between the Gen3 Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Mostert is the best-placed Ford driver entering the second half of 2023, fifth in the standings after six rounds. Mostert was also the most recent winner in Sydney, recording the Sunday race win in 2022.

Tickets for the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight are available through Supercars.com and Ticketek.

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