Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Declan Fraser Joins Tickford Racing

Tickford Racing has announced Mackay’s Declan Fraser as the newest member of their Tradie Racing team.

The talented Fraser will be joining the team for the 2023 Supercars Championship season, where the 22-year-old will take the wheel of the Tradie Ford Mustang for his first full season at the top level of Australian motorsport.

Fraser said it was a pretty special feeling to get the news.

“At the end of the Super2 season we didn’t really know where we were heading for 2023, so to get the call from Tim and everyone was pretty exciting,” he said.

“Getting from Super2 to the main game is a really tough step to make, especially from a financial perspective, so to have Tim and the team at Tickford Racing offer me this drive on performance is really special.

“It shows that Super2 is a great platform to prepare young drivers for the main game, and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.

“It’s awesome to be representing Tradie as well, I’ve actually done four years of apprenticeship and have my tradesman’s certificate as an electrician.

“It’s a funny coincidence, but really cool to partner up with such a fun brand in Tradie, I can’t wait to get started.”

The Mackay native, now based in southeast Queensland, joins Tickford after years in the Dunlop Super2 Series, having claimed the 2022 series crown on the back of four wins and four poles in the 11-race campaign.

Fraser also made his Supercars and Bathurst 1000 debut in 2022, driving a wildcard entry with Triple Eight Race Engineering to an impressive eighth-place finish in the Great Race, the best finish of any wildcard entrant.

Tickford Racing co-owner Rod Nash praised the team’s new arrival.

“We are delighted to welcome Declan to the team with Tradie Racing for the 2023 season,” Mr Nash said.

“Declan has come along well in Super2 over the last couple of seasons and has developed into a strong young driver, we’re very happy to have him join the team.”

Image 1: Mackay native Declan Fraser has signed with Tickford Racing for the 2023 Supercars Championship season

Image 2: Fraser had a stellar 2022 including a Super2 Series crown and a Supercars debut. Photos supplied

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