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Brad Jones Racing and Blackwoods are excited to announce 2016 Adelaide 500 winner Nick Percat will be in Blackwoods Racing blue when he arrives at his home-town of Adelaide for round one of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship – the Adelaide 500.

Blackwoods are proud to be on board for the always thrilling season opener, which will see Nick Percat race the Blackwoods Racing #8 ZB Commodore in front of the 200,000+ crowd that attends this stellar South Australian event every year.

Blackwoods is Australia’s leading provider of industrial supplies, with unrivalled expertise and the ability to bring together the best of the best, Blackwoods is also the first choice for BJR for all their welding, gas, tools, safety gear and PPE supplies. With all the best products from leading brands such as Milwaukee, 3M, ESAB, Lincoln and Cigweld, BJR relies on Blackwoods to help them work faster, smarter and safer in pursuit of crossing the finishing line first.

Nick Severino, Group GM – Merchandising, Blackwoods –“We’re delighted to continue to strengthen our relationship with BJR and the supercars community. The expertise of both our technical specialists and the guys at Coregas will give Nick and his team the edge in the workshop and on the track”.

Nick Percat “Not only is the Blackwoods Racing ZB Commodore my first new Supercar, it’s the first new race car I’ve had since 2007! For any driver it’s very exciting when you get to roll out a brand-new car, especially one that looks as good as this!”

“I have visited the guys and girls in the workshop a few times over the last month and they have all worked extremely hard getting these cars ready for the 2018 season. I can’t thank them enough, it’s been a huge effort.”

“It’s fantastic to have the support of Blackwoods for Adelaide. A lot of our fans would have their tool sheds filled with the quality products and safety equipment that you can not only find in the Blackwoods stores, but in the BJR workshop too!”

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“Todays race went really smoothly for the Timken Commodore, made a really good start and made up a few spots in that first stint. The key part of the race for us was the second stint was when I passed Winterbottom and got away from that group. The car had really good tyre life and a lot of pace, to finish off the year with 2 top 10 results was great.”

“2017 has been an extremely fun season, definitely character building. Looking back, I love the first podium I had with Brad Jones Racing in Darwin because of our outright pace and it was super rewarding for the team. It will be remembered as one of my best trips to the podium”

“This team never gives us which gives me a lot of confidence heading into 2018. It’s been a tough year for the guys and they’ve fought hard with any and every challenge they’ve faced. I’m looking forward to seeing how were shaping up with our new packages for 2018, knowing the things we’ve got in the pipeline we’ve got a lot to be excited about.”