Hazelwood to replace Slade at BJR for 2020 Supercars season

Todd Hazelwood will replace Tim Slade at Brad Jones Racing for the 2020 Supercars season.

Hazelwood to replace Slade at BJR for 2020 Supercars season

The 24-year-old will join a four-car BJR line-up alongside Nick Percat, Macauley Jones and Jack Smith.

The deal comes off the back of a two-year main game stint as a single Matt Stone Racing entry, which started a year after Hazelwood and MSR secured the Super2 title together.

It's also a return of sorts, Hazelwood having teamed up with Tim Blanchard for the enduros back in 2017 – which included the infamous Sandown rollover.

“I am very proud to announce that I will be racing for Brad Jones Racing in 2020," said Hazelwood.

"This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I’d like to thank Brad [Jones], Kim [Jones] and the team for believing in my ability and seeing the value in what I can bring to the side. This is the next step in my career, and I’ll be giving it everything I have.

“I’m looking forward to the future and what we can all achieve working together. I can’t wait to start preparing for the year ahead and line up on the grid come Adelaide with the BJR crew.”

Brad Jones added: “I have known Todd since he was a junior go-karter and I have watched him develop over the last 10 years. I’m excited at the prospect of him joining BJR. He is a Super2 champion and heading into his third year in the main game.

"I feel like we will be in a good position to fight for podiums moving forward.”

Hazelwood has long been linked to a BJR move, the deal all but made official on Sunday evening when Slade, fresh from finishing third in Newcastle, announced that he won't be with the team for 2020.

The two-time Supercars race winner is likely to end up in a top enduro drive, which would be complimented with an overseas GT programme.

MSR, meanwhile, will expand to two cars, with the expected driver line-up including Garry Jacobson in one Holden, and two drivers sharing the second, Kurt Kostecki and Zane Goddard touted as candidates. 

shares
comments
Youlden calls time on Supercars career

Previous article

Youlden calls time on Supercars career

Next article

Third Supercars tier adds $125,000 prize pool

Third Supercars tier adds $125,000 prize pool
Load comments
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020
Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars Prime

Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars

The Bathurst Grand Final may provide Supercars its greatest spectacle yet – but there's a risk it will force the series to face a hard truth.

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020