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BJR reunites with #12 for decorated rookie

BRAD Jones Racing will wind back the clock this year, running one of its former long-time competition numbers.

With the #4 associated with previous BJR/SCT Logistics driver Jack Smith shifting to Matt Stone Racing’s Cameron Hill for the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship, the #12 has been selected for Jaxon Evans.

BJR used #12 for five seasons, from 2004-08, between drivers John Bowe and Andrew Jones – the latter of whom happens to be SCT’s head of motorsport programs nowadays.

Evans welcomed the white-and-red look of his Camaro.

Pic: Supplied/Pace Images

“Really excited to be representing SCT Logistics, in the striking white and red Camaro for 2024,” said the 27-year-old Kiwi, who is set to be engineered by Julian Stannard.

“Getting itchy feet waiting to finally kick the year off at our pre-season test.

“Bathurst is a pretty wild place to have your solo debut – in saying that, it’s the last circuit I drove a Supercar.

“As a Supercars ‘rookie’ there’s a lot of unknowns at present – but collectively we have clear intentions of what we want to achieve.

“I’m confident in the team and the driving force behind this opportunity.”

Pic: Supplied/Pace Images

Bringing experience from five years abroad dedicated to Porsche, plus a couple of Supercars enduro campaigns, Evans and SCT are hoping for more than a standard rookie season.

“Jaxon coming in as the primary driver of the SCT Logistics Camaro is a big change for us and affirms the key objectives that we have for this program,” said Jones.

“While Jaxon will carry the status of being a ‘rookie’, the experience that we all have working together as a team over the past two years across the endurance events will absolutely assist in ensuring that we hit our performance targets.

“When you couple that with his extensive global success, we have no doubt 2024 will be strong for SCT Motorsport.

“Our long-time partnership group of Liberty Fuels, Wash It – Mobile Truck Washing, Huski Construction Equipment, Gemco Rail and Southern States Group all continue to be a part of our team’s journey and we look forward to building on those relationships.”

Pic: Supplied/Pace Images
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