17 Year Old Young Gun secures Dunlop Super 3 Drive
Seventeen year old rising star, Reef McCarthy, has secured a drive in the Dunlop Super 3 Series supported by veteran racer Terry Wyhoon and the Image Racing team with the first round of the series scheduled for 26 February at Mt Panorama, Bathurst.
At just 17 years of age, Reef McCarthy, from Warrandyte on the outskirts of Melbourne, has demonstrated his racing ability over the past two years in the open wheel Formula Vee category.
McCarthy has secured twelve podium finishes from his last twelve starts including eight wins and is hoping to transfer his good form to the Dunlop Super 3 Series.
The Dunlop Super 3 Series will be contested over six rounds that will see the grid travel to Bathurst, Winton, Townsville, Sydney and the Gold Coast in support of the 2021 Repco Supercars Series.
“I’m really excited to have secured a seat in the Dunlop Super 3 Series and I am looking forward to getting out onto the track and rubbing shoulders with the other drivers to see what I can achieve in my maiden series.” said Reef McCarthy
“It’s funny because I am still on my learner’s license when it comes to every day driving yet on the weekends, I get behind the wheel of a race car and do more than 200km/h racing in very close quarters.
“I guess for the time being I will have to rely on my parents to drive me to the track so I can go out there and do my thing and hopefully bring home some silverware.” Reef said.
Image Racing Team Principle and veteran racer, Terry Wyhoon, said that Reef McCarthy was a clear standout when searching for a young gun to steer the Image Racing Ford Falcon V8 in the 2021 Dunlop Super 3 Series.
“Reef really does have a natural talent when it comes to driving a race car.” said Terry Wyhoon “One of the things that struck me was not only Reef’s impressive driving but also his ability to listen to others in the team and learn which is such an important attribute for young drivers as they develop their race craft and progress onto bigger opportunities.
“We are looking forward to working with Reef and his team throughout 2021 and we are hopeful that his past success in other categories will be replicated behind the wheel of a V8 Super 3 car.” Finished Terry.
About Reef McCarthy
Reef McCarthy lives with his parents and older sister in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and is currently a student at Warrandyte High School where he is completing his Higher School Certificate. Reef started Karting at the age of 12 competing at both state and national events before moving into Formula Vee where he received the 2018 Vaughan Colenso Young Gun Award and has won the Island Magic, an open national event held at Phillip Island, for the past two years as well as many podium finishes in the Victorian Formula Vee State Championship.
About Image Racing
Established in 2000 to compete in the Super 2 Series, Image Racing has grown into a multi car operation supporting drivers in both the Super 2 and Super 3 Series. Team Principle, Terry Wyhoon, has been compared to the most professional teams in the main game Supercars for his professional team approach. Renown for providing rookie drivers with the opportunity to compete in Australia’s premium motorsport series, Image Racing will be supporting two cars in the 2021 Dunlop Super 2 Series and one car in the Dunlop Super 3 Series.