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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #150 on: November 01, 2021, 11:38:57 PM »
Amazing how few votes that Tickford drivers got. Erebus rookies getting close to 5 times as many.

Not a lot of love out there for Waters and Courtney. :(

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/01/poll-which-2022-supercars-driver-line-up-is-strongest/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #151 on: November 02, 2021, 07:12:36 AM »
Amazing how few votes that Tickford drivers got. Erebus rookies getting close to 5 times as many.

Not a lot of love out there for Waters and Courtney. :(

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/01/poll-which-2022-supercars-driver-line-up-is-strongest/

Look at the respective weekends for each teams for answers! ;) I reckon Waters and Randle as a paring would be very strong....

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2021, 10:57:22 PM »
Amazing how few votes that Tickford drivers got. Erebus rookies getting close to 5 times as many.

Not a lot of love out there for Waters and Courtney. :(

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/01/poll-which-2022-supercars-driver-line-up-is-strongest/

Triple 8 and Shell will be the 2 to beat again.

Lack of votes for Tickford is due to losing a large chunk of their fan base that jumped on the Penske/Scotty bandwagon, JC is not a Ford fan favourite due to deserting the Blue oval for a dog box red Commodore and finally Tickford have a history of inconsistent speed and results, they come out hard and fast, lose it then come home strong or reliability issues appear each season.

Biggest surprise is the votes for Chaz/Percat, WAU have similar issues to Tickford , fans jumped to Triple 8, Percat is not really a fan favourite for many but their speed, results and reliability have not been inconsistent, it been consistently slow and pathetic.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #153 on: November 16, 2021, 02:55:22 PM »

Maybe I am missing something, but BJR seems tardy with announcing it's 2022 lineup, or whether they will run 3 or 4 cars.

The current Coca Cola car is apparently running, in 2021, with sponsorship from Pither's connections, but the sponsoring company has now been sold and is already committed to a full car with Tickford for 2022. There are also 2021 subsidiary sponsorships on other cars with several teams.

Could sponsor negotiations be the cause of the delay and could those potential sponsors require their own driver replacing Macauley.
Would sponsored buy-a-drive bead daddy's wallet?


Speaking of Daddy's wallet, the SCT Logistics REC is not owned by Brad Jones Racing.
Is it possibly on the move for 2022. Someone would have a spare Commodore?
SCT is headquartered in Brisbane and MSR is nearby and they want to run a third car.

(It is interesting that Wall, a significant Racecar preparer is now driving for SCT at Bathurst 2021.)


   
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #154 on: November 16, 2021, 06:15:19 PM »

Maybe I am missing something, but BJR seems tardy with announcing it's 2022 lineup, or whether they will run 3 or 4 cars.

The current Coca Cola car is apparently running, in 2021, with sponsorship from Pither's connections, but the sponsoring company has now been sold and is already committed to a full car with Tickford for 2022. There are also 2021 subsidiary sponsorships on other cars with several teams.

Could sponsor negotiations be the cause of the delay and could those potential sponsors require their own driver replacing Macauley.
Would sponsored buy-a-drive bead daddy's wallet?


Speaking of Daddy's wallet, the SCT Logistics REC is not owned by Brad Jones Racing.
Is it possibly on the move for 2022. Someone would have a spare Commodore?
SCT is headquartered in Brisbane and MSR is nearby and they want to run a third car.

(It is interesting that Wall, a significant Racecar preparer is now driving for SCT at Bathurst 2021.)

I don’t support “Daddy’s wallet over driver talent” on the grid but Jones would be working him pretty hard. BJR will run 4 cars but whether any of them are consistent or not is probably a bigger unknown.

I like the MSR team but they need to get a couple of drivers in their cars today that are there for the long road, until then they’ll be grid fillers at best. A third car would send them further backwards in my opinion. Perhaps his old man or uncle can help guide them into a championship winning outfit.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #155 on: November 17, 2021, 08:30:40 PM »

Maybe I am missing something, but BJR seems tardy with announcing it's 2022 lineup, or whether they will run 3 or 4 cars.

The current Coca Cola car is apparently running, in 2021, with sponsorship from Pither's connections, but the sponsoring company has now been sold and is already committed to a full car with Tickford for 2022. There are also 2021 subsidiary sponsorships on other cars with several teams.

Could sponsor negotiations be the cause of the delay and could those potential sponsors require their own driver replacing Macauley.
Would sponsored buy-a-drive bead daddy's wallet?


Speaking of Daddy's wallet, the SCT Logistics REC is not owned by Brad Jones Racing.
Is it possibly on the move for 2022. Someone would have a spare Commodore?
SCT is headquartered in Brisbane and MSR is nearby and they want to run a third car.

(It is interesting that Wall, a significant Racecar preparer is now driving for SCT at Bathurst 2021.)

I don’t support “Daddy’s wallet over driver talent” on the grid but Jones would be working him pretty hard. BJR will run 4 cars but whether any of them are consistent or not is probably a bigger unknown.

I like the MSR team but they need to get a couple of drivers in their cars today that are there for the long road, until then they’ll be grid fillers at best. A third car would send them further backwards in my opinion. Perhaps his old man or uncle can help guide them into a championship winning outfit.

I think the previous drivers would have been there for the long haul if not for being ousted. I never could work out why Todd wasn't retained but luckily he has somewhere that maybe recognised the rror of their ways and given him a lifeline.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #156 on: November 24, 2021, 04:17:38 PM »
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I think the previous drivers would have been there for the long haul if not for being ousted. I never could work out why Todd wasn't retained but luckily he has somewhere that maybe recognised the rror of their ways and given him a lifeline.

When a driver moves from one team to another, there is always specuation on whether the were pushed or moved on of their own volition.

There is no indication that anyone was pushed from BJR in any official comment from BJR or the respective drivers, as far as I recall.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #157 on: November 24, 2021, 04:29:56 PM »

Maybe I am missing something, but BJR seems tardy with announcing it's 2022 lineup, or whether they will run 3 or 4 cars.

The current Coca Cola car is apparently running, in 2021, with sponsorship from Pither's connections, but the sponsoring company has now been sold and is already committed to a full car with Tickford for 2022. There are also 2021 subsidiary sponsorships on other cars with several teams.

Could sponsor negotiations be the cause of the delay and could those potential sponsors require their own driver replacing Macauley.
Would sponsored buy-a-drive bead daddy's wallet?

Macauley confirmed:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/24/jones-confirmed-for-2022-supercars-seat-amid-progress/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #158 on: November 24, 2021, 07:52:11 PM »
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I think the previous drivers would have been there for the long haul if not for being ousted. I never could work out why Todd wasn't retained but luckily he has somewhere that maybe recognised the rror of their ways and given him a lifeline.

When a driver moves from one team to another, there is always specuation on whether the were pushed or moved on of their own volition.

There is no indication that anyone was pushed from BJR in any official comment from BJR or the respective drivers, as far as I recall.



The reference is to Todd's previous tenure at MSR.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #159 on: November 25, 2021, 12:44:50 PM »

Maybe I am missing something, but BJR seems tardy with announcing it's 2022 lineup, or whether they will run 3 or 4 cars.

The current Coca Cola car is apparently running, in 2021, with sponsorship from Pither's connections, but the sponsoring company has now been sold and is already committed to a full car with Tickford for 2022. There are also 2021 subsidiary sponsorships on other cars with several teams.

Could sponsor negotiations be the cause of the delay and could those potential sponsors require their own driver replacing Macauley.
Would sponsored buy-a-drive bead daddy's wallet?

Macauley confirmed:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/24/jones-confirmed-for-2022-supercars-seat-amid-progress/

And now Smith:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/25/smith-excited-for-sixth-season-with-bjr/
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #160 on: November 26, 2021, 09:36:38 AM »
So that just leaves the #7 to be filled. Payne was impressive in his first Super2 outing (he even emulated McLaughlin by stalling on his first front row start); if he goes well at Bathurst will he get dispensation for a Super Licence? If not, would Grove be better off going for a Caruso or a Holdsworth given that it would probably only be a one-year deal before Payne comes in for 2023?
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #161 on: November 26, 2021, 10:34:00 PM »
So that just leaves the #7 to be filled. Payne was impressive in his first Super2 outing (he even emulated McLaughlin by stalling on his first front row start); if he goes well at Bathurst will he get dispensation for a Super Licence? If not, would Grove be better off going for a Caruso or a Holdsworth given that it would probably only be a one-year deal before Payne comes in for 2023?

Not if they want to be genuine contenders

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #162 on: December 03, 2021, 10:44:15 AM »
Supercars posted separate photos of the Camaro and the Mustang.

Todd Hazelwood only commented on the Mustang post.

MSR to Ford confirmed?

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #163 on: December 03, 2021, 09:49:18 PM »
i like that Will Brown will be sponsored by Boost next year in a 2 car Boost Erebus team.

Feeney won't need Boost now he is going to Red Bull/Ampol.

I wonder if Courtney will be ditched.

further, I would not be surprised to find Nash Morris in a Boost Super 2 as part of the Erebus Academy.
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