Brodie Kostecki of Erebus Motorsport has laid out plans for his debut within the NASCAR Cup Sequence in 2023.
The revelation comes on the heels of his current journey to the US the place he attended the Indianapolis 500 and the primary go to of the NASCAR Cup Sequence to the International Know-how Raceway (also called Gateway Motorsports Park).
Kostecki isn’t any stranger to NASCAR, having competed in what’s now the ARCA Menards Sequence East throughout his childhood earlier than returning house to pursue a profession in Supercars.
Joined by supervisor Nathan Kaiser, the experience provided Kostecki an opportunity to get floor on the NASCAR circuits and see what alternatives is perhaps coming alongside along with his Supercars schedule.
“I am taking a look at a number of totally different choices,” Kosticki informed Speedcafe.com.
“I sort of want to attend for all these timelines to return up so what sort of stars align and what’s actually attainable first.
“That might be the primary hurdle, however I’ve to sort of soar in and hopefully do the Xfinity race or the Cup Sequence race right here or there. I simply wish to see what strains up and take off from there.
“I want to do some racing there subsequent yr. To be trustworthy, I wish to do some racing typically. I’m a racer at my coronary heart and I simply wish to drive something.
“We solely have 12 or 13 rounds in our group [Supercars] Analysis. I wish to attempt to fill practically each week with races as a lot as attainable, whether or not it is in my quick automobile [or otherwise]. I am actually wanting ahead to getting again in that place when the season begins in Toowoomba.
“I wish to unfold my wing a bit of and take a look at racing as a lot as attainable. I completely love supercar racing, I simply wish to strive racing as a lot as attainable.”
In any case, street observe racing will likely be Kostecki’s most probably area.
In recent times, NASCAR has elevated its observe rely on the street within the Cup Sequence, including street observe design Highway America, Circuit of the Americas and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the combo together with established races at Watkins Glen, Sonoma and Charlotte Roval.
“I wish to go on the market and attempt to do some programs on the street and have some enjoyable,” stated the Perth-born pilot.
“I’m an enormous fan of vehicles with larger horsepower and decrease downforce, and a bigger automobile and extra energy is extra engaging to me.
“I wasn’t an enormous fan of GT racing; supercars and NASCAR are very related in some methods, particularly now as a result of I even have a brand new automobile.”
Whereas the pure development up the NASCAR ladder is often from the Tenting World Truck Sequence to the Xfinity Sequence after which to the Cup Sequence, transferring on to the highest rung could be the best possibility.
That is largely as a result of all-new ‘Subsequent Gen’ that Kostecki hinted at, which has some similarities to the present Gen2 in Supercars.
“It is really similar to this fashion of automobile with unbiased rear suspension and it is really similar to a Supercar in a manner,” stated the 24-year-old.
“It extends to the rear of the Xtrac. It is a five-speed, not a six-speed, which is a bit unusual. The brand new vehicles are fairly cool.”
“I used to be a bit uncertain if I wished the sound in particular person in comparison with the outdated vehicles, but it surely sounds a bit unrealistic. It was nice watching all of it in motion. They’d some nice success with the brand new automobile. Hopefully our new one. [Gen3] The automobile brings us the identical success.”
The journey additionally gave Kosticki an opportunity to meet up with earlier opponents, a few of whom had made it to the Cup Sequence.
“I used to be in a position to meet up with some outdated buddies,” Kosticki stated.
“It was nice seeing Cory Lagoy, he actually helped me once I was racing [in the United States]. It was on my headphone for a number of races.
“It was good catching up with him and some different guys; Cole Custer I used to race in opposition to once I was youthful too. Properly, it was good to have a chat with some guys.
“Possibly one in every of my finest buddies on the market, Josh Perry, is racing for Dale [Earnhardt] Jnr is on the market and he is been having an ideal season to date.
“It was good to catch some good buddies from there and it was good to see what occurred after I come again to Australia, that sort of progress.
“It was simply good to share the variations between the 2 sports activities was. It was nice.”
This weekend, Kostecki will compete with Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway with Erebus Motorsport.
Kostikki is eighth within the drivers’ championship, forward of teammate Will Brown, who’s fifteenth.