Long-time Erebus Academy driver Jobe Stewart will make his Super3 debut this season with affiliate team Image Racing.
Beginning his journey with the Erebus Academy back in 2017, Stewart has worked his way through go-karts to the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia (TGRA) series where he has excelled for the past three years.
2022 was a particularly significant year for the 18-year-old who finished third in the TGRA Championship after securing five podium finishes.
“It’s a pretty big step to move from the 86’s to Super3 but I’m really excited and keen to see how I stack up against everyone else,” Stewart said.
“Besides the obvious difference in the power of the car, Super3 is also a big step up in terms of competition and professionalism.”
Joining Terry Wyhoon’s Image Racing, Stewart is thrilled to be working alongside a team he has followed closely since their affiliation with Erebus Academy began in 2018.
“Image Racing is definitely the perfect fit for me,” Stewart said.
“We’ve obviously been with the Erebus Academy for a few years now and Image Racing works closely with them and I’m excited to get to do the same.
“I completed a Super3 test with Terry in his Ford Falcon last year and have had some experience in Erebus’ Mercadore but I’m definitely looking forward to getting some more testing in before Newcastle.
“I’ve never been to Newcastle before so it’s a bit daunting as there’s not much room for error but I’m looking forward to it, I love the street circuits.”
Erebus CEO Barry Ryan is pleased to see Stewart take his next step forward and is looking forward to watching his development in the category.
“It’s brilliant to see Jobe stepping up to the Super3 program under the Erebus Academy banner with Image Racing,” Ryan said.
“He has proven himself to be one of the fastest and best Toyota 86 drivers towards the end of 2022 and is truly ready to step up.
“Jobe has driven our ‘Who’s Next’ program Supercar a couple of times now and has immediately shown that Supercars is where he will grow fast as a racer and I cannot wait to see Jobe set his sights on race wins and learning as fast as he can.”
Stewart will undertake testing at Winton in two weeks time before making his Super3 debut at Newcastle, March 10 – 12.