Brad Jones Racing (BJR) and Mack Trucks Australia have joined forces.
From mid-year BJR will be calling upon two custom built Mack Anthems to move the team’s new Gen3 Camaros to Repco Supercars Championship events.
The two Anthems have been built specifically for BJR at Mack Trucks Australia’s Wacol Qld factory and will be delivered to the team in May following the Brisbane Truck Show.
Powered by a 535hp 13-litre MP8 engine and backed by a 13-speed mDrive HD transmission, both Anthems feature an integrated Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system as standard equipment as well as an integrated 36-inch sleeper.
The B-double ready prime movers will be on hand to ensure the BJR Camaros reach racetracks throughout the season.
Destinations will include events in seven states and territories, including crossing the Nullarbor to reach Perth and up the Stuart Highway, through the red centre to Darwin.
“It’s great to see the Mack brand taking pride of place on the rear wing of the number 8 and number 14 cars,” said Tom Chapman, Vice President, Mack Trucks Australia.
“The cars look great as do the two new Anthem prime movers,” he said.
Chapman anticipated the Mack trucks and BJR working partnership would yield rewarding and mutually beneficial results for both parties.
“No one could be happier about this than our two truck drivers, Simon and Paulie. They put in some serious hours on the road and now they get to do it from the drivers’ seat of a Mack Anthem – they’re over the moon,” said Brad Jones, Team Owner, Brad Jones Racing.
“Partnering with Mack Trucks Australia is a massive boost for our team. Mack is an icon of our highways and having our team travelling around Australia in Australian built machinery is something that is hugely gratifying,” he said.
“It’ll be a proud moment watching these two pristine trucks pull off the Hume Highway come around the corner to our workshop, I’ll stand out the front and greet them.”
BJR Truck Drivers Paul Eddy and Simon Odewhan agree.
“I’m very excited to be able to get in the Anthem, being able to represent Mack on the road and in the Supercars paddock means a lot,” said Eddy.
Odewhan also took the opportunity to reflect on a long-term relationship with the brand,
“The Mack brand means a lot to me, it’s a return of sorts for me with us getting these Anthems,” he said.
“I’ve had a lot to do with Mack over the years and I’m stoked to get behind the wheel of one again,” said Odewhan.
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