Jack Perkins is one of the more recognised names in Australian Motorsport. He is still one of Supercars’ newest Race Winners, clinching the Gold Coast 600 in October 2015, alongside James Courtney driving for the famed Holden Racing Team (HRT)
The son of Supercars Hall of Famer Larry, Perkins has notched up plenty of experience of his own, since entering the Dunlop Super2 Series from Formula Ford in 2006 and has competed at every Bathurst 1000 since then.
He graduated to the main game in 2007 in an all-rookie line-up with Shane Price, but was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes late in the year and stepped down.
Told he may never race again, Perkins came back the following year and scored two eighth-place finishes with Nathan Pretty in the enduros.
He returned to the championship full-time with Kelly Racing in 2009, was limited to the enduros in ’10 with Stone Brothers Racing.
In 2011, Perkins finished second in Super2 with Sonic Motor Racing and reunited the famous Perkins/Ingall combination, co-driving with Russell Ingall at Paul Morris Motorsport.
Two years as a Garry Rogers Motorsport co-driver and a 2013 Super2 campaign with Eggleston Motorsport caught the eye of Charlie Schwerkolt for a main game return.
In an FPR-run Falcon, Perkins made the Top 10 Shootout at Bathurst, before shifting back to co-driver duties in 2015 with what was then the Holden Racing Team.
Jack Perkins teams up with James Courtney for a fifth PIRTEK Enduro Cup in 2019, with Walkinshaw Andretti United.
With Courtney, he claimed a second Supercars podium on the Gold Coast last year.
Following on from contesting five of the seven rounds of the 2019 Super 2 Series with Eggleston Motorsport where Perkins took the round win at Round 6 Sandown in an EMS 1-2, both Jack and the team are looking forward to being regular visitors to the podium in 2020!
1st 2015 Gold Coast 600 (with James Courtney)
3rd 2018 Gold Coast 600 (with James Courtney)
Top 10 Shootout Bathurst 2014
7 x Supercars Super2 Race Wins
5 x NZ SuperTourers Race Wins
2019 Super 2 Round winner at Round 6 Sandown 500
22 year old West Australian Brodie Kostecki has an extensive motorsport resume for someone in his early 20’s.
After a strong karting career in Australia, Kostecki moved to the US and began midget racing in the USAC Ford Focus Series, winning three national championships and 27 feature races.
In 2012 he stepped up to stock cars and scored his first top 10 finish on debut, later winning a Rockingham late model race against NASCAR stars Ty Dillion and Bubba Wallace.
His final leg in the US was the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, taking five top 10 finishes in 2015 before returning to Australia for his next challenge.
Kostecki signed up to race in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2017 aboard an older-generation FG Falcon.
He then joined forces with cousins Kurt and Jake under the Kostecki Brothers Racing banner in 2018, racing an ex-Triple Eight Commodore and secured his first Super2 race and round win at Sandown.
In 2019, Brodie only contested the opening two Super 2 rounds of the season at Adelaide and Perth before teaming up with cousin Jake in a PIRTEK Enduro Cup wildcard program for Kostecki Brothers Racing.
In 2020 Brodie has stepped outside the family fold and will drive for Eggleston Motorsport with the aim of taking home the 2020 Super 2 series championship.
2020 – Dunlop Super 2 Series
- 1st overall Round 1 Adelaide 500 (2 x race wins, 1 x 3rd place)
2019 – Dunlop Super 2 Series (only contested 2 x rounds)
- 2nd overall Round 1 Adelaide 500
2018 – Dunlop Super 2 Series
- 3rd overall Round 2 Tasmania
- 1st overall Round 5 Sandown 500 / 2 x Race Wins
- 1st overall Round 7 Newcastle / 1 x Race Win
Hackett’s first forays into motor racing were not in his home country of Australia, but rather the United Kingdom. From 1995-1997 he raced in various categories including British Formula Vauxhall Junior and British Formula Ford Championship. Hackett returned home to Australia in the late 90s and in 2000 saw him compete in Australian Formula 3 and Australian Formula 2 followed by a full season of Formula 3 in 2001 which resulted in Hackett’s first Championship victory.
Hackett transitioned to GT racing in 2004 behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, before experimenting with an Aston Martin, then jumping behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 to mark the brands debut in Australian GT racing.
Since this time Hackett has been a loyal Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador. He joined Eggleston Motorsport in 2016 with the very first AMG GT3 race car in Australia and has had a very impressive run ever since, scoring numerous wins and podiums over the last 4 years.
2nd – 2016 Australian Endurance Championship
1st – 2017 Australian Endurance Championship
3rd – 2018 Australian GT Championship
1st – 2018 Australian GT Gold Cup (winner of the sprint series)
2nd – 2019 Australian GT Championship
1st – 2019 Australian GT Sandown Cup (winner of the combined Sandown rounds in 2019)