Garry Jacobson’s MEGA Fuels Nissan will run with the #100 at the final round of the Dunlop Super2 Supercars Series in Newcastle next weekend as Sunday will represent his 100th Supercars Development Series start.
The achievement comes at a critical time in Jacobson’s career, being in with a mathematical chance of securing his second Dunlop Super2 Series crown.
Throughout his time in the Series, Jacobson secured the Championship in 2016, has taken seven race victories and has driven with all three manufacturers that have entered the Series.
After a successful karting and Formula Ford career, his first season in the category was 2013 with Sonic Motor Racing Services, before moving to Eggleston Motorsport, securing his first win and Championship with Prodrive Racing Australia – and this year he is with MW Motorsport.
Newcastle brings to a close what has been an intense 2018 season in the Dunlop Super2 Series. Following a frenetic race at the Bathurst 1000, which came down to the final corner of the final lap, Jacobson still has a chance at winning the series.
Australia’s fastest School Bus Driver heads to the Hunter Valley Foreshore 111 points from the Championship lead. He is also in line for the Super2 Pole Position Award.
Jacobson once again showed great promise throughout the course of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup – driving with Rick Kelly in the Castrol Nissan, the duo ending the Supercars Season of Endurance inside the top 10.
The 26-year-old from Shepparton maintains race lap records in the Dunlop Super2 Series at Phillip Island, Adelaide and Sandown, along with qualifying lap records at Adelaide, Sydney Motorsport Park and Sandown and the practice lap record at Symmons Plains.
This year, having moved across to the MW Motorsport Nissan squad with support from Gold Coast-based MEGA Fuels, Jacobson set the pole position in Adelaide, Sandown and Bathurst and won races in Adelaide and Townsville.
In Newcastle, the Dunlop Super2 Series will undergo two practice sessions on Friday before a qualifying session and 20-lap race on both Saturday and Sunday.
Live coverage of the Dunlop Super2 Series will be carried on Fox Sports 506 and Network 10.
Garry Jacobson is supported in 2018 by MEGA Fuels, RABBLE.club, Exedy, Challenger Valves and Actuators, McQuinn Electrical and MGA Insurance Brokers.
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“100 races is a huge achievement, particularly in a category as strong as Dunlop Super2,” said Jacobson.
“Throughout that time, not only will I join a select club to have reached 100 races, to also have driven for all three manufacturers that have entered the Series is something I’m extremely proud of.
“We’ve been fortunate to establish plenty of pole positions, lap records, stand on top of the podium on many occasions and take the Championship in 2016.
“This year has been sensational with Nissan and MW Motorsport along with the support that I’ve received from MEGA Fuels and all my sponsors that make it possible. We’ve worked hard on the MEGA Fuels Nissan from the very first test session and we’re continuing to yield from the hard work done on and off the track.
“We’re not done with yet though – heading to Newcastle, we’re still in with the chance to get the Pole Position award and also the Championship – and I’ll be doing everything in my power to get both of those.
“The Super2 season has shown that anything is possible and that’s the attitude we’re taking to Newcastle. There’s been a number of us that have had chances throughout the year and have all experienced some bad luck at some point.
“The Newcastle track is spectacular and as we saw last year right through the categories, it can deliver some unique circumstances.
“To change the number over to 100 to recognise the 100th start on Sunday is something that is really quite cool and I can’t thank Supercars, MEGA Fuels and MW Motorsport for allowing us to do that.
“It is going to be a huge weekend and we can’t wait!”
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