This weekend Aussie Driver Search will support Matt Stone Racing in their final Supercars event for the season, as they confirm final details for their 2019 program.
ADS have boosted their current partnership with the team, which will see them run a driver full-time in the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series with MSR.
Founder of ADS Kyle Austin said the future is bright for 2019 and beyond, with more than $1,000,000 in prizes up for grabs through their talent scouting competition.
“We are very proud to be supporting the Bigmate Racing Supercar this weekend at Newcastle, as we have some very exciting times ahead for the ADS competition,” Austin said.
“We will also be crowning our winner from the Pro Competition on 12 December, with the driver in first place to race a fully-funded season with Matt Stone Racing in 2019.
“This year has been unbelievable for ADS and all of the drivers involved and we cannot wait to come back bigger and better in 2019 with more than $1-million dollars in prizes revealed.”
Next year’s program will see the Pro Competition again offer a fully-funded Super2 season as well as a GT Competition prize to step up to a drive in the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.
Aimed at those wanting to gain more motor sport experience is the Amateur Competition where drivers will battle for a $100,000 racing budget, as well as the Rookie Competition, with the winner to receive a $30,000 budget for the following season.
Drivers taking part in the program will drive a range of machinery from ADS impressive fleet of 13 race cars which includes a V8 Supercar, Audi R8 LMS, four V8 Utes, two BMW 130i Production Cars and four Toyota 86 Racing Series cars.
The 2019 competition will run on a range of prestigious locations, which will include Sydney Motorsport Park, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and The Bend Motorsport Park.
Applications for the Aussie Driver Search program for 2019 open on Sunday, 25 November at 09:00 (AEDT) and will remain open for seven days.
20 February: Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
6 March: The Bend Motorsport Park, SA
27 March: Morgan Park Raceway, Qld
24 April: Barbagallo Raceway, WA
28 May: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Vic
TBC: Pukekohe Park Raceway, NZ
4-5 December: Wakefield Park, NSW
1st place – Full season in the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series with reigning champions Matt Stone Racing worth over $600,000
2nd place – $50,000 racing budget
3rd place – $25,000 racing budget
1st placed International – $25,000 racing budget
4th – 10th place – Free entry into the 2020 Pro Competition
Format: Guaranteed drive of a V8 Supercar, V8 Utes Series and Toyota 86 Racing Series Race Cars with the top 10 out of a maximum 30 drivers moving onto the finale free of charge.
Entry criteria: Race drivers looking to make a career of motor sport in Supercars, who haven’t raced more than four races in Super2 or above in the last three years.
Entry fee: $4,000 with payment plans available from as low as $200 per week.
1st Place – Drive in the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour in the ADS Audi R8 LMS worth $90,000
2nd Place – $25,000 Racing Budget
3rd Place – $10,000 Racing Budget
1st Placed International – $10,000 Racing Budget
4th – 10th Place – Free entry into 2020 GT Competition
Format: Guaranteed drive of our $600,000 Audi R8 LMS with the top five out of maximum 30 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge.
Entry Criteria: Open to anyone whether you are serious about winning the prize or just want to drive a GT3 car.
Entry Fee: $2,250 with payment plans available from as low as $112.50 per week.
1st place – $100,000 racing budget
2nd place – $25,000 racing budget
3rd place – $10,000 racing budget
1st placed International – $10,000 racing budget
4th – 10th Place – Free entry into 2020 Amateur Competition
Format: Guaranteed drive of a Toyota 86 Racing Series car and BMW 130i Production Car with the top 10 out of a maximum 30 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge
Entry criteria: Open to those with some motor sport experience but are not yet ready to race Super2 and need a budget to go racing.
Entry fee: $1,750 with payment plans available from as low as $87.50 per week.
1st place – $30,000 racing budget
2nd place – $10,000 racing budget
3rd place – $5,000 racing budget
1st placed International – $5,000 racing budget
4th – 10th Place – Free entry into 2020 Rookie Competition
Format: Guaranteed drive of a V8 Utes Series race car with the top 10 out of a maximum 30 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge.
Entry criteria: Only for those with no motor sport experience.
Entry fee: $750 with payment plans available from as low as $37.50 per week.