Brad Jones Racing has announced young gun Jack Smith will join the team for the 2017 Dunlop Super2 Series.
The Gold Coast-based driver will line-up alongside Macauley Jones and veteran Andrew Jones for in the squad’s three-car assault.
Smith will also dovetail his season in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series this year.
The young talent completed a rookie evaluation day in September last year with Paul Morris Motorsport and made his Dunlop Super2 Series debut at the iconic Mount Panorama before a heavy hit that at ‘The Dipper’ ended his race.
In December last year, Smith completed a rookie day with BJR at Winton Motor Raceway behind the wheel of one of the New Generation Supercars.
Smith said he is eager to gain as much time behind the wheel of a Supercar as he can this season.
“I’m excited to get into the year ahead, running in two categories will be great for my learning and development,” Smith said.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to join Brad Jones Racing considering their history in the sport.
“From spending a bit of time in the workshop you can see that everyone is happy to help each other out and they really work together as a team.
“I got a fantastic first impression of the BJR Commodore in December. It was great to get that experience in the car, get a few laps in and get comfortable with the car.”
Team Boss Brad Jones said he is excited it is a very exciting young prospect for BJR.
“Stepping up into the Dunlop Super2 [Series] from any class is a big step, which is why I think it will be beneficial for him to do the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in the same season,” Jones said.
The three-car Super2 line-up at BJR will test their Commodores at Winton today and tomorrow.
“The two test days planned for this week will be awesome, I know I’ll get a lot out of the days then we’ll be counting down to Clipsal,” Smith said.
Smith is spending this week with the Albury-based team.
He has gained backing from SCT logistics on his Dunlop Super2 and Kumho Series entries, with both cars running the same livery.
Smith has a busy 2016, where he raced in the Australian Formula 4 Championship, contested eight races in the Australian GT Trophy Series (MARC Class) claiming four wins, seven podium positions and two pole positions.