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Supercars graduate scores major IndyCar gig

FORMER Supercars race engineer Luke Mason has been handed a championship-winning opportunity for the 2023 IndyCar Series.

American publication RACER reports Team Penske has confirmed Mason will be Josef Newgarden’s new race engineer next year.

Newgarden, teammates with Scott McLaughlin and Australia’s Will Power, is a two-time series winner and has finished runner-up in each of the past three seasons.

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Mason has built quite the resume since joining Stone Brothers Racing as a data engineer in 2012.

He stayed with the team through its transition to Erebus Motorsport and stepped up to a race engineer position with Will Davison in seasons 2014-15, overseeing a race win in Perth.

Will Davison unleashes a burnout. Pic: an1images.com

From there, he moved to the United States, first for two years with NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing, before setting foot in the IndyCar scene via a switch to Carlin Motorsport ahead of the 2018 season.

Mason was picked up by Team Penske at the start of this year, initially as performance engineer on Newgarden’s car.

He’s not the only former Supercars engineer kicking goals in the US, James Small having established himself in the NASCAR industry as 2017 title winner Martin Truex Jr’s crew chief.

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