Chris Pither will continue in Super Black’s Ford at the Coates Hire Sydney 500 ahead of a full-time campaign with the team next season.
The Tony Lentino-owned outfit has confirmed the deal with Pither, who replaced Andre Heimgartner on a ‘trial’ basis at Phillip Island.
Pither took a pair of 24ths and a 19th from the three Phillip Island races in a low-key debut.
“He did a great job at Phillip Island,” said Lentino.
“He’s got a good knowledge of cars and setup and worked really well with the team.
“We’re excited to have him on board for next year and see how he develops as the year goes on.
“He has a wealth of experience so we’re excited to see where it goes. We have high hopes.”
Pither has proven a front-runner in the Dunlop Series but admits the main championship is at a ‘completely different’ level.
“Being asked to drive the car at Phillip Island and work with Super Black was such a great opportunity and one that I thoroughly enjoyed,” said Pither.
“I’m really excited to have the chance to work with them and hopefully we can get some good results.
“It’s great to step up from the Dunlop Series into the main game but the level of competition is completely different.
“I am looking forward to working hard and doing the best that I can for the team.”