This weekend marks the milestone 100th round for Brad Jones Racing with Holden. It will be BJR’s 8th year racing with Holden and the relationship between them extends well before this time.
Holden Motorsport GM and Sponsorship Manager Simon McNamara explains the history. “Holden has had a long association with the Jones family, going back to Brad’s days winning five straight AUSCAR championships on the Calder Park Thunderdome, his time at the factory Holden Racing Team - and more recently, with Brad Jones Racing’s switch to Holden in 2008.”
With longevity comes consistency and results; and we’ve got plenty to be proud of.
A few of the highlights include our first race weekend in a Holden where Cameron McConville scored a podium result at the Adelaide Clipsal event. In 2009 McConville and Jason Richards scored runner-up position at Bathurst. In 2011 at Barbagello Jason Bright took out the first V8 Supercar win for BJR. In 2013 Bright won the inaugural Jason Richards Trophy, an emotional and true highlight for the whole team. Since then the momentum has grown; the pole positions and race wins have kept on coming.
Team Boss Brad Jones said “The 100 race connection between us and Holden has come up very quickly and that usually happens when you work with great people. Holden have always been fantastic to us and I love the fact that they have been in the sport for so long. They are consistent and they are always helpful; they understand motorsport. It’s an important milestone to BJR as we’ve won all our races in a Holden and we look forward to winning more with them this year.”
Simon added “It’s been an incredible journey, with BJR’s first V8 Supercars pole coming in Darwin 2010 care of Jason Richards, and its first win with Jason Bright in Perth the following year. However, our toughest moment came in 2011 with the loss of our great friend, JR. So our association is more than just sponsorship, it’s emotional too.
On behalf of GM Holden, I would like to congratulate Brad and Kim Jones, the Jones families and the entire BJR organisation on its milestone 100th event for us in V8 Supercars and wish it the best of luck for the coming season.”
As you are aware, we’re known for making memories at Clipsal. This weekend, let this be our milestone.
Published: 20 February 2015.