Tickford Racing will field a fifth Ford Mustang at two events in 2022, with Zak Best entering two rounds as a wildcard entrant.
Best joined Tickford’s Dunlop Super2 Series program in 2021, finishing second in his maiden campaign with the team. He now leads the Super2 standings after starting his 2022 season with a round win at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Best also made his main game debut in the Bathurst 1000 debut with Tickford in 2021, and will race a Mustang for the team in the Darwin Triple Crown in June and The Bend SuperSprint in July, before again co-driving one of the team’s four full-time entries at the Bathurst 1000 in October.
“I’m pumped to be joining the Supercars grid as a wildcard later this year,” said Best.
“It’s really cool to take this step with Tickford Racing and I’m looking forward to getting out there and having a crack. I’ve been with Tickford for a little over a year now and we’ve covered a lot of ground in that time, the next step really is to get into the main game and see how we go.
“I grew up watching a lot of the current drivers racing Supercars, so it’ll be pretty special to share the track and race against those same guys at Darwin and The Bend. Obviously the goal will be to just do the best I can, so I’m training hard and preparing in the best way I can to make sure I’m ready to go, I can’t wait.”