Everingham’s big off-track step

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 01/07/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

Tyler Everingham has scored a win away from the race track, joining the management company that looks after Supercars drivers David Reynolds and Andre Heimgartner.

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The 19-year-old has signed with Melbourne-based Push Talent Management in time for his belated start to the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series.

After impressing in his rookie campaign last season, Everingham’s second-year plans were derailed by a monstrous Bathurst 12 Hour crash in February.

The Dubbo young gun missed the Adelaide season-opener before sponsors rallied to ensure a deal with Anderson Motorsport would go ahead.

Continuing the rollercoaster, the combination was set to get started at Symmons Plains in April, only for the COVID-19 pandemic to force a shutdown of all motorsport activities.

The Super2 season is scheduled to resume this month at Winton, although Supercars are assessing all options in the wake of border announcements yesterday.

Regardless, Everingham was pleased to secure his management situation.

“I’m really excited to be joining the Push team. Obviously, there is a lot more to racing than just jumping in the car and racing around a track,” said the 2018 Super3 champion.

“Having Push Talent onboard will enable me to learn more about sponsorship, public relations, interviews, maintaining relationships with sponsors, as well as keeping up with my physical fitness – which in turn will better develop myself as a driver.

“We understand that especially in this climate, we need all the help we can get.” 

Push Talent Management managing director John Ruggiero added: “We’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing talent. The early years for parents and the driver are challenging. 

“As a management company it’s essential to guide drivers through the pathways of motorsport.

“Sponsorship and public relations are critical, but so too is the driver’s capacity to deal with the future of being a professional – things like dealing with sponsors, fitness and conditioning, talking and presenting to camera and working with different brands and people.

“Aside from that it’s sometimes the parents that value the communication with us, and the administrative assistance we can provide with media, public relations and even contracts and legalities.

 “Tyler has had an impressive start and shows so much potential. I’m looking forward to watching him continue to grow and develop himself as a professional athlete.” 

Everingham received the prestigious Mike Kable Young Gun Award at the 2019 Supercars Gala.

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