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The latest special Supercar in Kelly’s career

FLYING under the radar at Bathurst was the fact son-of-a-gun Mason Kelly has shifted into yet another car with sentimental value to his family.

Kelly made his Super2 debut last month at Mount Panorama, as part of a reborn two-car Kelly Racing outfit.

Powering the 19-year-old’s 2024 campaign is the last Supercar of his champion uncle Rick Kelly’s decorated career.

Mason’s #22 car is chassis KR011, the first brand-new Ford Mustang Supercar built by the Kellys (the sister car driven in 2020 by Andre Heimgartner had been converted from a Nissan Altima).

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Rick Kelly at the 2020 Bathurst 1000, which turned out to be his last Supercars race before retiring. Pic: Supplied

KR011 was driven by Rick in 2020 and then by David Reynolds (and briefly Luke Youlden) the following two seasons, including to pole positions at the 2022 Albert Park and Gold Coast rounds and several podiums.

The car was parked last year before roaring back into action now.

The opportunity follows Mason’s 2023 Super3 season coming in the last Supercar raced by his father Todd – an Altima, chassis KR007.

Mason is 14th in the Super2 standings after a mixed Round 1, while teammate Aaron Cameron (driving a newer ex-Heimgartner/Lee Holdsworth Mustang) is second.

Round 2 will take place at Wanneroo Raceway in Perth.

Mason Kelly during the 2024 Super2 season-opener. Pic: Nathan Wong
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