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Track ‘fastest it has ever been’

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May 19, 2017

There will be plenty of action at Winton this weekend says Super 2 Series driver and former Goulburn Valley Grammar student Garry Jacobson.

Garry Jacobson will not race in any official capacity at Winton, but the Super2 Series driver believes that there is no better place to be in the Goulburn Valley this weekend.

‘‘It’s going to be an awesome three days, we will have the Supercars Championship there and with the expected rain I am sure there will be plenty of drama on show,’’ Jacobson said.

‘‘If you are not doing anything this weekend get out to the track, it is the fastest it has ever been and there will be heaps of flavour out at Winton.’’

The SuperSprint event starts today with practice sessions taking place, before races 9 and 10 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Jacobson, last year’s Super2 Series champion, will drive in the support categories in preparation for his enduro co-driver event during the weekend.

The former Goulburn Valley Grammar School student was selected earlier this year to co-drive alongside experience racer Jason Bright during the Supercars Championships endurance events.

‘‘I know Winton pretty well, it is where it all began and I am pumped to just get back out there and race,’’ Jacobson said.

‘‘It will be the first time for us, the fans and the team to see how Jason and I are going to settle into the car together.

‘‘At the moment, as a co-driver I am there to help and accommodate rather than to try and take over from Jason.’’

With aspirations of driving full-time in the Supercars Championship, the 24-year-old believes it is a great stepping stone to start as partner to Bright, before making the jump.

‘‘I am in my mid 20s now and I believe I am at that right age to make the next step,’’ Jacobson said.

‘‘I have to show I am keen, even when I am not racing I still travel to all the events, so I can continue to learn and continue to become better as a driver.’’

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