Teen joins Image Racing for Super3

Reef McCarthy

Image Racing has signed emerging teen Reef McCarthy to contest the 2021 Super3 Series.

The Melbourne product has come through the Formula Vee pathway, taking podium finishes in each of his past 12 outings including eight wins.

Image Racing team principal Terry Wyhoon spoke highly of the 17-year-old.

“Reef really does have a natural talent when it comes to driving a race car,” said Wyhoon, who also runs cars in Dunlop Super2.

“One of the things that struck me was not only Reef’s impressive driving but also his ability to listen to others in the team and learn which is such an important attribute for young drivers as they develop their race craft and progress onto bigger opportunities.

“We are looking forward to working with Reef and his team throughout 2021 and we are hopeful that his past success in other categories will be replicated behind the wheel of a V8 Super3 car.”

The Image Racing Ford Falcon Super3 car

McCarthy added: “I’m really excited to have secured a seat in the Dunlop Super 3 Series and I am looking forward to getting out onto the track and rubbing shoulders with the other drivers to see what I can achieve in my maiden series.

“It’s funny because I am still on my learner’s license when it comes to everyday driving yet on the weekends, I get behind the wheel of a race car and do more than 200km/h racing in very close quarters.

“I guess for the time being I will have to rely on my parents to drive me to the track so I can go out there and do my thing and hopefully bring home some silverware.”

The Super3 Series will be held over six rounds, starting with Mount Panorama later this month.

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