BJR RATES SUPER2 RETURN – Auto Action
Brad Jones, founder and team owner of Brad Jones Racing, told Auto Action late last year that he was exploring the possibility of returning to the second-tier Super2 series.
From 2011 to 2020 Jones drove at least one car in the second tier Super2 series running as many as three from 2015 to 2018.
In 2018 Jones raced Super2 Commodores for three 2020 Supercars drivers – Zane Goddard and two of his current drivers Macauley Jones and Jack Smith.
However, in 2021 Josh Fife opted to switch to Matthew White Motorsport, leaving Jones without a Super2 driver for the first time in over a decade.
In recent years, Jones has also fielded drivers in the Super3 Series (formerly known as the V8 Touring Car Series), including Smith and Madeline Stewart.
Last year, as first revealed by AA, Jones lined up a VE Commodore for Elly Morrow at Sydney Motorsport Park.
At the end of 2021, Jones suggested he consider returning to second-tier competition as he has always enjoyed taking on up-and-coming young talent.
“Maybe,” he said when asked. “Certainly we are looking at where we are and how it is going. I mean, I’m still watching it.
“I like the idea of helping young people progress in the sport and that’s probably part of it, but I haven’t made a final decision yet.”
Jones was asked if the introduction of Gen3 regulations would make the Super2 series a less viable option for young drivers.
“No, I think it will be just as useful because these cars are difficult to drive,” he said.
“It will be fundamentally similar in many ways. Super2 has to be the way – one of the things that makes it entertaining for everyone is its difficulty, that’s what mixes it up.
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