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Wood steps up to main game with Walkinshaw Andretti United

Ryan Wood joins Chaz Mostert at Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2024.

01 September 2023

Walkinshaw Andretti United has announced that Ryan Wood will graduate from Super2 to the Repco Supercars Championship in 2024, driving the #2 Ford Mustang on a multi-year deal.

Wood, a 19-year-old from Wellington, New Zealand, joined Walkinshaw Andretti United at the start of 2023 for his rookie Super2 campaign, impressing with pole in his debut round on the streets of Newcastle, followed by a clean sweep of race wins at Perth.

He will replace Nick Percat in Walkinshaw Andretti United’s #2 entry as teammate to Chaz Mostert, completing a recent rookie evaluation day with the team at Winton.

“It’s a dream come true to be racing in the Supercars championship with Walkinshaw Andretti United, it’s something you think about a lot as a kid and structure everything you do around, so for it to be coming true is pretty surreal to be honest,” said Wood.

“From the moment I walked into the team at the start of the year it felt right, they’ve been amazing to work with, there’s some incredible people within these four walls, so I can’t thank the entire team enough for the opportunity and the work that’s gone on this year.

“There’s been a lot of people that have helped me get to this point throughout my career which I can’t thank enough either, from my family to supporters, a heap of people have played a really important role and I wouldn’t be here without them.

“Next year is going to be so exciting, but it’s extra motivation now for me to finish this year strong with the team, put the work in, and hit the ground running in 2024.”

Team co-owner Ryan Walkinshaw added: “We are extremely excited to have Ryan graduate to the main game in 2024. His talent has been undeniable, and his raw speed obvious from the first time we saw him in a WAU car, so we are looking forward to watching his progression. His results this year have surprised none of us, and it’s great to see someone move through the WAU Foundation Academy so quickly.

“There will be a lot to learn, but he’s got a great teammate beside him in Chaz who will no doubt put Ryan under his wing, and some really experienced people in his corner, so we can’t wait to watch his career unfold.”