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Super2 drive on offer in driver talent contest

Tom Howard

Sunday 28th January, 2018 - 9:25am

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A Dunlop Super2 Series drive is up for grabs in driver talent contest

A drive in the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series is on offer for aspiring racing drivers courtesy of the Aussie Driver Search (ADS) contest.

The talent spotting program, launched in 2016, aims to identify future race drivers, and for its third season organisers have confirmed its biggest prize yet.

Last year more than 350 drivers took part in several qualifying rounds, driving various vehicles, located at circuits all over the Australia, before the field was whittled down to 15 finalists in each of the five categories.

In a change to this year’s edition the Pro winner will now receive a drive in Supercars’ feeders series with a proven team, according to professional driver trainer and competition founder Kyle Austin.

A Dunlop Super2 Series drive is part of a $1 Million prize pool of which $600,000 of funding will be awarded to the Pro class winner.

The Aussie Driver Search Toyota 86

The full details of the Super2 prize drive are yet to be announced.

“We are proud to be giving a talented driver the opportunity to step into the Super2 category, it is something we honestly never thought would be possible,” said Austin.

“The ultimate dream of any race driver in Australia and New Zealand is to race in the Supercars, however it is simply not attainable for the majority of people due to the huge budgets needed.

“We are now making the dream of becoming a Supercars driver attainable to anyone based purely on talent.”

Other categories on offer in the latest ADS program are Semi-Pro Competition (winner to receive a $150,000 racing budget), GT Competition ($60,000 budget to race in the Australian GT Championship), Amateur Competition ($50,000 budget) and Rookie Competition (drive and ride experiences).

Last year’s overall winner Jake Burton received a full season drive in the 2018 Toyota 86 Racing Series, which supports the Supercars Championship.

Further information including how to enter can be found on www.aussiedriversearch.com.

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