Erebus Motorsport’s Will Brown is looking forward to getting back to his ‘grass roots’ when he lines up in a Hyundai Excel at the Townsville SuperSprint next month.
Running the #999 entry in the one-off support category event, Toowoomba-based Brown said he is excited to be getting back on track and will be bringing dad Shane with him.
“Dad said to me lets go do it! He likes being involved, like in the start of my career, so he’s coming to Townsville and we can do this together. We just decided to go back to the good old days when we were racing in junior categories,” Brown said.
A late entrant for the race to be held on the second weekend of the double header, Brown almost missed out on the ride.
“I saw that guys like Brodie Kostecki and Broc Feeney were going to be racing and I thought I may have missed the boat as I wasn’t sure if entries were still open, so I put up an Instagram post saying I wanted to race and I was able to get a car and an entry and we’ve got some pretty cool sponsors on board.”
Brown said he was itching to get back on track after only a few races this year interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently second in the Super2 Series after taking victory in the Sydney Supernight opener in July, he hasn’t been back on track since.
“I can’t wait to get back onto the track. I haven’t done a lot of racing this year and I am always up to race anything.
“I raced Super2 at Adelaide and Sydney Motorsport Park and did half a round at the AGP in TCR before it was cancelled.
“I was feeling quite confident at SMSP and was quite happy with how we went so it will be great to get back on track, and the Hyundai’s will be a lot of fun.”
Brown competed in a handful of Enduro rounds in the Excel Series in 2019 with Darren Whittington, so is familiar with the seat. He is looking forward to rubbing doors in the 36-car field with the likes of Whittington, fellow Super2 drivers Kostecki, Feeney and Jason Gomersall, Super3 driver Nash Morris and two-time Hyundai Excel National Champion Cam Wilson.
“They’re a small underpowered car like your everyday driving car really. They don’t have much power as they are very small, but generally, braking wise when the car doesn’t have much power and you get a few good drivers, especially on a street circuit, it will be awesome racing.”
The Hyundai Excels will compete in three thirty-minute races over the weekend with one race on Saturday and two on Sunday.
The Townsville SuperSprint will take place on September 5 & 6.