Teenager Aaron Cameron is the latest driver confirmed for the inaugural ECB SuperUtes Series.
Cameron will steer a Peters Motorsport Mazda BT-50 alongside the team’s previously announced entry for three-time V8 Ute Series winner Ryal Harris.
Peters fielded Cameron in one of his V8 Utes at Bathurst and Newcastle this year in preparation for the new season.
Cameron, 17, has extensive experience in karts before clocking miles in a number of categories including Formula Ford and the Toyota 86 Series.
“This opportunity to race for Peters Motorsport and have Bushranger as my major backer for the season is definitely my best yet,” said Cameron.
“After racing karts and cars all over the world it’s an awesome opportunity to have.
“The new SuperUte category is now the perfect step for me after racing so many categories over my short career to date, this is the most logical step.
“The new Utes are much more like the current spec Supercars with a pedal box making the brakes a very key part in the driving.
“As well as the increased MoTeC data analysis tools will be an important part of my learning curve to have the required knowledge for the main game.
“The big motorsport goal is to make it to the Supercars and when the opportunity came up to race the SuperUtes for a full season I couldn’t resist.”
Peters said Cameron caught his attention earlier this year while racing a Formula Ford.
“Aaron was introduced to me at Winton this year where he had only his second drive in his Formula Ford this year and took out the round against the big teams with his Dad, Mum, Uncle and mate Steve as his crew,” said Peters.
“I watched him the whole weekend, and was impressed with not just his speed but his determination and race craft.”
The ECB SuperUtes Series will kick-off at the Adelaide 500 on March 1-4.