Erebus Motorsport protégé Will Brown will run the #999 in his campaign for the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series title.
Brown is entering his fourth season in the second-tier class, joining Erebus-affiliated Image Racing after three years at Eggleston Motorsport.
It comes as the 21-year-old prepares to graduate to the main game next season via Erebus’ Penrite Racing, for whom he will co-drive alongside David Reynolds in this year’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
The VF Commodore’s colours were unveiled this morning as Brown took to the track at Winton for a test day.
“I cannot wait for the season to start already,” said Brown.
“I can’t thank Betty [Klimenko, team owner] and Barry [Ryan, Erebus CEO] enough. I’m so grateful for this opportunity. It’s going to be a massive year.
“I've always wanted to win the Super2 championship, I've won a lot of the other categories I've entered since go-karts.
“I think I'm in a good car this year with Image Racing, with Erebus backing, I think it's going to be my best chance I'll ever get to do that.”
Team owner Betty Klimenko is delighted to have the Erebus name back in pitlane, given Penrite has featured in a naming rights capacity for her Supercars squad.
“It’s mine and (husband) Daniel’s baby. We have had uniforms made with Triple 9 on them,” Klimenko said.
“I want to spend a bit of my time over at Super2 with Will and because the car is Erebus and I haven’t seen a car out there that says Erebus for a while, it’s really special.
“Will is an exceptional young driver. He has been with our team as a co-driver with Anton (De Pasquale) for the past two seasons… he’s shown he is willing to work hard.
“He has fitted so easily into the family. He’s basically a mini David (Reynolds).”
The #999 was last used in Super2 back in 2013 by Sonic Motor Racing Services for Garry Jacobson’s rookie season.
The number ties in with Penrite Racing’s #9 and #99, fielded in the main game for Reynolds and De Pasquale, respectively.
CRC Industries has moved its support from the team’s Supercars entries to Brown’s Holden, with other partners including DBA Brakes, Metamark and Coca-Cola.
Brown will be Super2 teammates with Image Racing incumbent and two-time race winner Jordan Boys.