DICK Johnson has hailed the chance to share a racetrack with son Steven and grandson Jett as a “once in a lifetime” experience.
The trio took to Queensland Raceway aboard Shell V-Power Racing Mustang Supercars this morning for a brief track session.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to drive with Steven and Jett,” said Johnson, 77, who had last completed a demonstration aboard a Supercar at the 2019 Adelaide 500.
“We pride ourselves on being a family team at DJR and to be able to experience this opportunity with my son and grandson is something I will never forget.”
Steven Johnson, 47, also relished the experience, for which the three drivers were in communication via radio link.
“It was a very special morning, to have dad in front of me and Jett behind me driving around Queensland Raceway is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said.
“When all three of us were side by side, I was looking around and trying to take in what was happening.
“I didn’t know what to expect and it made the day so special to have the three of us on track, which will probably not happen again.”
The running marked 17-year-old Trans Am Series driver Jett Johnson’s first Supercar laps, a brief precursor to his participation in a DJR Evaluation Day test today.
“It was a surreal moment driving out of the pit lane and having my dad and granddad behind me made this experience so much more special,” he said.
“I think it was a little hard to take it all in at the start, I was looking around and it didn’t quite hit me at first, it was something I will never forget.”
Reigning Australian Formula Ford Series winner Tom Sargent and Super3 Series points leader Kai Allen are also taking part in DJR’s Evaluation Day.
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DJR is sharing the circuit with PremiAir Racing, which has Red Bull Ampol Racing driver Broc Feeney on hand to assist its regular drivers Chris Pither and Garry Jacobson.