STORY: WILL DALE
TODD Hazelwood will drive for Brad Jones Racing for the 2020 Supercars Championship.
The 24-year-old will take over the seat vacated by Tim Slade in the Albury-based Holden squad's expanded four-car lineup next year.
The 2017 Super2 Series Champion enters his third year in the 'main game' off the back of an impressive sophomore season with Matt Stone Racing in a Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Commodore, on occasion out-pacing the Red Bull cars.
“I am very proud to announce that I will be racing for Brad Jones Racing in 2020,” Hazelwood said.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I’d like to thank Brad, Kim and the team for believing in my ability and seeing the value in what I can bring to the side. This is the next step in my career, and I’ll be giving it everything I have.
“I’m looking forward to the future and what we can all achieve working together. I can’t wait to start preparing for the year ahead and line up on the grid come Adelaide with the BJR crew.”
Hazelwood's arrival completes BJR's expanded four-car roster for 2020, joining fellow South Australian-born racer Nick Percat, Macauley Jones and rookie Jack Smith in the team's four Commodores.
“I’m excited at the prospect of (Hazelwood) joining BJR,” team co-owner Brad Jones said.
“I have known Todd since he was a junior go karter and I have watched him develop over the last 10 years.
“I feel like we will be in a good position to fight for podiums moving forward.”