This weekend marks the final Supercars race for Jack Smith as a solo driver, as he announced that he will not be on the full-time grid in 2024. Smith, who made his debut in 2019, has accumulated 131 starts and achieved a best result of 10th at Sydney in 2020.
Smith’s journey in Supercars began as a wildcard entry at Symmons Plains, Tasmania before transitioning into the main game full-time the following year, driving car #4 for Brad Jones Racing. He has been a regular fixture in the SCT Logistics machine and currently sits 25th in the standings, with his best result in the Gen3 era being 14th.
The decision to step back from full-time racing comes after Smith’s four full-time seasons in Supercars. He expressed gratitude towards the SCT Logistics crew, the team at Brad Jones Racing, and the fans who have supported him throughout his career. Smith, who has been with BJR for the entirety of his career, described the team as amazing and thanked them for guiding him on his journey.
Brad Jones, the team owner, acknowledged the end of a long association with Smith and praised his loyalty and growth throughout the years. While Smith will no longer be a full-time driver, Jones expressed hope of seeing him at the circuit in the future and wished him well.
The VAILO Adelaide 500, taking place this weekend, will be Smith’s last race as a solo driver.