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BJR doubles Super2 program, names drivers

BRAD Jones Racing will expand its Dunlop Series program to run two Super2 cars in 2024.

BJR has not entered multiple cars in a full Super2 season since 2018, when it fielded Zane Goddard, Macauley Jones and Jack Smith.

This year, it will be a pair of rookies representing the Albury outfit: Elliott Cleary and Cody Gillis.

The duo are familiar to one another, having been National Trans Am teammates last year at The Racing Academy.

BJR’s expansion follows it losing 2023 Super2 driver Lochie Dalton to Tickford Racing.

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Lochie Dalton (right) on the Perth Super2 podium last year for BJR. Pic: Ross Gibb

“Having such exciting new talent like Elliott and Cody in Super2 for us is a boost to that program,” said Brad Jones, whose team will also enter four main game cars.

“You don’t take the decision to expand lightly, it always has to stack up but there is a lot of sense to running these two very capable drivers.

“Looking at the results from karting and how they’re accelerating through the ranks in other categories, it’ll be interesting to see how they come to grips with the Super2 car.

“We’re looking forward to getting on track at Bathurst.”

Cleary, 17, has been earmarked as a star of the future.

“Really excited to work with BJR and to step up to the challenge that Super2 presents,” said the teen who will don the #9 on his ZB Commodore. 

“The racing in Super2 is very competitive and it will be awesome for me to learn and grow with the team.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity and for all the support I have around me, especially my family.” 

Cody Gillis meanwhile will run the #19.

Cody Gillis. Pic: Supplied

“I’m pretty keen to be in Super2 this year. It’s been a big dream of mine since I was young,” said the 24-year-old.

“I’m probably a little bit older than most of the field at the moment, but it’s not going to stop me. And I’ve always wanted to be here. I’m keen for the big year.

“The goal is to improve and as a racing driver, you always want to win.

“But if we can sort of aim for top five and then as the year goes on, probably consistently to be top three would be amazing. And then a couple of wins along the way – it’d be perfect.”

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