Brad Jones Racing driver Jack Smith is set to make the start of today’s second leg of the Superloop Adelaide 500.
Smith crashed heavily during Qualifying for Race 2 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, tagging the barrier at Turn 8 with the left rear of the car, firing him across the road and out of the session.
Upon receipt of Car #4 back in pit lane, the BJR crew assessed the damage and determined that it was able to repair the SCT Logistics-backed entry.
Among the items to have been replaced in the ZB Commodore are two shock absorbers and the transaxle, according to a television report.
Speaking shortly after the incident, Smith said, “I’m fine. I haven’t crashed there before so it was a bit new.
“It felt like a reasonably hard hit but the car looks OK, much to my surprise and the rest of the team.
“I clipped the wall on the inside. Before I even hit it, I saw it coming. I knew I turned in too early and misjudged it, just clipped it and it spat me out.”
Smith is due to start from 24th for this afternoon’s 78-lapper, which will get underway at 15:20 local time/15:50 AEDT.
The 20-year-old had already experienced a challenging start to his first full season in the Supercars Championship, having been off the track on multiple occasions in Race 1 and also incurred a drive-through penalty for failure to obey blue flags.