Michael Caruso has been confirmed as the fourth wildcard in tomorrow night’s ninth round of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries, having been sought after by Tickford Racing to compete in a second Monster Energy Mustang.
The 37-year-old competed with Cam Waters in last year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup, having snared a duo of top-five finishes at Surfers Paradise but suffered difficult races at Sandown and Bathurst.
A keen follower of the Eseries, Caruso is excited to finally be offered the opportunity to get behind the simulator wheel and join his former pitlane rivals in the virtual world.
“Really they have set the standard now to such a high level in terms of the product that they’ve put on that lots of people that I know that don’t really follow the sport closely have even been talking about it,” Caruso told Supercars.com.
“It’s fantastic to be a part of it.
“It’s obviously very exciting because as everybody knows I love Supercars and I obviously love competing so to get in there in the mix with everybody involved, it should be some good fun.”
The two-time race winner will don a Monster Energy Livery analogous to that of Waters, sporting the #10 on his Mustang GT.
Caruso also added he has turned to ardent sim racer Waters for guidance to ensure he doesn’t fall too far down the grid once thrown in the deep end.
“We [Waters and I] don’t live too far away from each other so he’s going to give me a few pointers which will be good, so hopefully they shine tomorrow night.” Caruso said.
To date, Michigan International Speedway remains the only confirmed venue for Wednesday night’s penultimate Eseries round. The second venue has been chosen courtesy of a driver vote with the results to be revealed tomorrow.
Qualifying is set to get underway from 8 pm NZT.