Leading Supercar team, Brad Jones Racing has announced It has signed a deal with Mack Trucks that will see the team joined forces with the truck maker with two Mack Anthem prime movers to haul its pair of B-Double transporter rigs.
The two Mack Anthems will be hauling the teams’s new Gen3 Camaros to rounds of the Repco Supercar Championship around the country from Perth in the Werst to Darwin and Townsville in the North and Launceston in the South.
The Albury based race team will start hauling its transporters with the two custom built Anthem prime movers around the middle of the year when the Bulldogs, which have been built specifically for BJR at the Wacol plant in Brisbane will be delivered following the Brisbane Truck Show.
The two BJR Anthems will both be fitted with a 535hp 13 litre MP8 engine coupled to the 13-speed mDrive HD transmission along with an integrated Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system and an integrated 36-inch sleeper. The BJR transporters will travel to seven states and territories, including crossing the Nullabor as well as tackling the Stuart Highway, through the red centre to Darwin.
“It’s great to see the Mack brand taking pride of place on the rear wing of the number 8 and number 14 BJR Camaros, the cars look great as do the two new Anthem prime movers,” said vice president of Mack Trucks Australia, Tom Chapman,.
“And I’m very pleased to see both Mack trucks and BJR work together to keep Supercars moving in what will no doubt be a rewarding and mutually beneficial relationship,” Chapman added.
“No one could be happier about this than our two truck drivers, Simon and Paulie. They put in some serious hours on the road and now they get to do it from the drivers’ seat of a Mack Anthem – they’re over the moon,” said Brad Jones Racing team principal Brad Jones.
“Partnering with Mack Trucks Australia is a massive boost for our team. Mack is an icon of our highways and having our team travelling around Australia in Australian built machinery is something that is hugely gratifying,” said Jones.
“It’ll be a proud moment watching these two pristine trucks pull off the Hume Highway come around the corner to our workshop, I’ll stand out the front and greet them,” he said.
BJR Truck Drivers Paul Eddy and Simon Odewhan agree, and say they’re excited by the switch to the Bulldog brand.
“I’m very excited to be able to get in the Anthem, being able to represent Mack on the road and in the Supercars paddock means a lot,” said Paul.
“The Mack brand means a lot to me, it’s a return of sorts for me with us getting these Anthems. I’ve had a lot to do with Mack over the years and I’m stoked to get behind the wheel of one again,” said Simon Odewhan.