Zak Best will make the step up from Super3 to Super2 in 2020, continuing his racing role with MW Motorsport.
After starting with the team in 2018 in the Super3 Series and finishing second in that title, the 18-year-old proved himself as a genuine front-runner last year, winning more races than any other driver (six), only to miss a chance at the series after an engine issue at Winton. He eventually finished fourth overall.
With two seasons of Supercars experience under his belt, Best and team owner Matthew White agree that the time is right to make the step up to Super2.
Best, born and bred in Benalla, Victoria, is set to drive the Nissan Altima chassis used by Zane Goddard in the 2019 Super2 Series.
He will also retain the same engineer that he had in 2019, with Brendan McGinniskin continuing to call the shots for him from pit lane.
Best joins Thomas Randle and MW Motorsport’s confirmed two drivers for 2020, with the third car yet to be confirmed and an announcement expected in due course.
The opening round of the Super2 Series will be held on the streets of Adelaide at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 20-23.
“It’s great to continue with MW Motorsport and to make the step up to Super2,” said Zak Best.
“This has definitely been what we had planned to do – stay with the same team and have the same engineer. It is nice to have that consistently and keep the strong relationship that we have built together.
“The field is getting more and more competitive each day with various announcements. I am remaining realistic, so if I am in the top five in my first year, I would be absolutely rapt.
“We know how competitive MW Motorsport’s cars have been, so it will be a matter of getting used to my new car and some of the new tracks that we go to.”
“He has done two years in Super3 and earned his dues. It was the right time for him to step up,” said Matthew White.
“He won a lot of races last year, and I believe would have won the title if not for that engine issue at Winton. It really cost him, but that is the way things go sometimes.
“Zak can do the job. We really believe in his talent and we are looking forward to seeing the way that he progresses through the season.”