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Perkins withdraws from Super2 finale

JACK Perkins’ Super2 season is over, the popular veteran has announced.

The 37-year-old had this year committed to his first full Super2 campaign since 2017, largely with a view to maximising preparations for an important Supercars Championship enduro swing with Erebus Motorsport’s Will Brown.

While that did lay the platform for the duo to finish fourth in the Sandown 500 and eighth in the Bathurst 1000, it has been a year to forget in the second-tier competition itself for Perkins.

Driving an Erebus-run ZB Commodore, Perkins finished second to Cooper Murray in the opening race of the season at Newcastle but it was all downhill from there.

Three did-not-starts and two did-not-finishes have him anchored to 19th in the points – last of the regulars.

“We’ve made the decision to not race the final Super2 event at Adelaide,” Perkins wrote on social media.

“The whole idea of racing Super2 was to prepare for Sandown and Bathurst. We’ve had a difficult year and didn’t score points in Townsville so unfortunately we aren’t in the Championship race.

“Big thanks to the people who have supported us this year as none of it would’ve been possible with your support – Shaw and Partners Financial Services, Southern Cross Truck Rentals, Noble Logistics, Muscle Car Warehouse, ARB Penrith, Castrol Australia, TLC Auto Centre, Haeusler’s, Bell Real Estate, Crane Cams and Dunlop.

“Sorry to a lot of fans and supporters who were keen to see the 1993 retro livery racing the Streets of Adelaide, I’ll still be there working with 7Sport and the Supercars Broadcast team. Thankfully Authentic will be doing a model car so I’m looking forward to seeing those!

“Thanks to everyone at Erebus Motorsport Erebus Academy and Image Racing for their time and efforts this year. All the best in Adelaide.”

Adelaide will be a big occasion for Erebus, where it will strive to seal its maiden main game drivers’ and teams’ championships.

Erebus/Image young gun Jobe Stewart is also in line to clinch the Super3 crown.

In the Super2 stakes, a mere 30 points separate contenders Zak Best and Kai Allen.

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