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Change for Chahda as DJR Mustang parked

MATT Chahda Motorsport has purchased a Brad Jones Racing Commodore for the 2023 Super2 Series, after plans to field a Dick Johnson Racing Mustang fell over.

Second-tier veteran Chahda had been set to race DJRS-01 – the car used by Will Davison throughout the 2021 and 2022 Repco Supercars Championship seasons.

However, the car’s private owner has since had a change of heart, opting to keep the race-winning chassis on ice.

That left the Chahdas scrambling for a car, with precious few Mustang or ZB Commodore options available.

Team boss Amin Chahda has confirmed to V8 Sleuth that the hunt is over, with an Albury ally in BJR coming to the rescue.

Amin Chahda (left) with Jaylyn Robotham. Pic: Nathan Wong

The Chahdas have purchased BJR 006, the ZB Commodore most recently raced by Jack Smith.

The car first ran as a VF when it debuted in the hands of Jason Bright at the 2016 Adelaide 500 and was driven to third place by Nick Percat in the opening leg of the 2017 Darwin Triple Crown.

MCM had been keen on a two-car Super2 program this year but has now ruled that out.

This season marks the 10-year anniversary of Matt Chahda’s first campaign in Supercars machinery, having started out in a AU Falcon in the 2013 V8 Touring Car Series.

The 29-year-old is coming off his best season yet, placing sixth overall in Super2 despite missing a round, and making his Repco Bathurst 1000 debut last October.

Chahda is in line to notch his 50th Super2 round start this year.

BJR 006 at the 2022 Perth SuperNight. Pic: Nathan Wong
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