05 DEC 2018
Super2 evaluation a 'glowing success'
Walkinshaw Andretti United has labelled yesterday's Super2 driver evaluation day a 'glowing success' following Abbie Eaton and Jaxon Evans logging their first laps behind the wheel of a Supercar.
The day, which was held at Winton, saw 120 laps turned between both drivers, in a Holden VF Commodore in Super2 specifications, made possible through the support of Morris Finance, a long-term partner of the team, as well as Evans.
Walkinshaw Andretti United Co-Team Principal, Mathew Nilsson was impressed by the adaptability of both drivers.
"It was a glowing success in terms of the way both drivers adapted to the cars, and the number of laps they were able to do," Nilsson said.
"For Abbie, it's a really exciting time to be involved, as we watch the next female star emerge in the sport. She did a fantastic job yesterday, proving her unquestionable ability. She got her head around the car very quickly, including the heel-and-toe process, and made significant progress throughout the day.
"Jaxon was very impressive behind the wheel from the moment he went out. Having never driven a Supercar before, it didn't take him long to get a handle on things.
"We've created a great association with Jaxon. He's a real talent and we are certainly excited for him and the opportunity he has in front of him."
Co-Team Principal Bruce Stewart echoed Nilsson's words and excitement around both drivers.
"With the development of Walkinshaw Andretti United, we see the opportunity to nurture young talent for not only here, but also our links abroad," Stewart said.
"We would love for Abbie take the step into Super2 with us next year. Now, it's about finding the right partner to make that happen.
"We are hopeful that we can assist Abbie in finding the support she requires to make her dream come true.
"As for Jaxon, we'd love the chance to have him in our car when possible, even on an ad-hoc basis.
"We believe Jaxon has an exciting future ahead of him, he is definitely a standout in the next generation of drivers coming through.
If he decides that Supercars is the path he wishes to follow, having him in some way involved with our team, would be a really exciting prospect!"