Tyler Everingham, driver in the Dunlop Super2 Series has received a wildcard entry into the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries, where he will grid up against some of the best in the Motorsport world; albeit virtually Wednesday 27th May.
Driving for Anderson Motorsport, the 19-year old will sport number #77 in a ZB Commodore wrapped in a striking livery featuring sponsors Blue Ribbon Legal, LOWES Petroleum, Ryco 24-7, Tracserv Dubbo, Kenwood Homes, RUOK? and SD Graphix.
The Mike Kable Young Gun admits he is honoured to be racing in the Eseries, even if it is via the online world.
“I’m obviously in the same position as everyone else, where my racing season has been put on hold due to the COVID-19, so when I got the call up about competing in the Supercars Eseries I was rapt,” admitted Everingham.
“It’s such a great opportunity to be involved in the Eseries and Supercars have done a great job in bringing this all together as an opportunity to continue to provide for fans and sponsors and I’m thankful that I was invited and am able to be a part of it.”
Although the young racer is familiar with simulator racing, it’s not a usual race prep method he uses before a weekend race meet.
“I’m familiar with sim racing, but it isn’t something that I have used religiously when preparing for a normal race. Although, whilst being in lockdown I have been jumping on the sim just to keep my racing mind active,” said the 19-year old.
The on-track schedule for Wednesday night will feature two qualifying sessions along with one race at Phillip Island or Spa (to be confirmed) and two races at Autódromo José Carlos Pace – GP (Interlagos), Brazil. Everingham thankfully has experience around all of them, in some shape or form.
“The first track is still being decided between either Phillip Island or Spa and I’ve obviously raced around Phillip Island in the Supercar, so I’m familiar with the track layout. If Spa is the chosen track, I also have a bit of practice around there on the sim as well as Interlagos, so I feel like I’m well prepared either way,” said pilot of the #77 Commodore.
After a rollercoaster start to the year, Anderson Motorsport and local sponsors came to the Dubbo racer’s rescue putting his future back on track.
“A massive thank you to all my sponsors, Blue Ribbon Legal, Ryco 24-7, Tracserv, Lowes Petroleum, and also Anderson Motorsport for getting this deal together,” said Everingham.
“It’s pretty special and after the season was looking pretty grim and looking like I wasn’t going to return to the grid, those guys all came to the rescue and I can’t thank them all enough.
“Hopefully we can have a fantastic night of racing tomorrow and bring home some decent results.”
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will kick off Wednesday 27th May and will be broadcast on Fox Sports from 6pm AEST for qualifying exclusively, with racing to commence from 7pm AEST on Fox Sports, Kayo, 10Play, Sky Sports (NZ) as well as live streaming via the Supercars’ Facebook page.
On track schedule
18:05 – Qualifying (Race 24)
18:30 – Qualifying (Race 25)
19:15 – Race 24 Phillip Island or Spa (12 Laps, 1 CPS)
19:48 – Race 25 Autódromo José Carlos Pace – GP (Interlagos), (12 Laps, 1 CPS)
22:20 – Race 26 Autódromo José Carlos Pace – GP (Interlagos), (20 Laps, 2 CPS)