Bates Gets First Supercars Experience
Autoaction article June 28, 2022
...Several weeks ago talented youngster Zach Bates had his first serious step towards a future in Supercars with a brief hit out at Winton.
The Canberra kid jumped into an Erebus Motorsport car at the end of the team’s ‘Who’s Next’ day at the Victorian track thanks to his mentor Will Brown and Erebus boss Barry Ryan.
It comes off the back of his domination of the Toyota 86 Series last year and a podium performance last month in his Trans Am debut at Sydney Motorsports Park.
He overshadowed fellow youngsters Nash Morris and Jett Johnson, in a one-off weekend with the Trans Am racer owned by his uncle, to bag third place in the second of three racers and third overall for the weekend.
Bates has no cash but plenty of commitment, as well as talent, and is knocking on doors every day as he looks for a professional future in Supercars.
“Now that I’ve driven that, I don’t want to drive anything else,” he says. “I’d love to race Supercars but I’ve still got a long way to go. It was an awesome opportunity to learn.”
The latest edition of AUTO ACTION contains a Young Guns feature on Zach Bates discussing his rise up the motorsport ranks and future ambitions.
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