Former Supercars journeyman James Golding has confirmed his spot on the grid in tomorrow night’s eighth round of the BP All Star Eseries.
Golding joined the Supercars grid full-time in 2018 with Garry Rogers Motorsport but was side-lined at the start of the latest season when the Melbourne-based outfit announced its exit from the series.
The 24-year-old will represent IRWIN Racing as a wildcard in tomorrow’s races at Interlagos and either Phillip Island and Spa, coming off having secured a drive with 2015 series champion Mark Winterbottom in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Golding told Supercars.com.
“I wish I was in the real thing but that’s as close as we’re going to get at the moment so it’s good to be able to jump in and get the IRWIN car hopefully up the front.
“We’ll see how we go, I’ll have to do some laps with Frosty and suss out our plan of attack.”
Golding also added that losing a seat for the 2020 season has not deferred any of his motorsport ambitions and the Victorian driver admits he is working on a return to Supercars for 2021.
“I still plan on working towards getting back into a full-time drive,” he said.
“I mean it was a bit unfortunate with what happened with GRM last year, it sort of left me with not many options.
“There was a couple of options getting around but I chose to go with something that gives me the best chance to prove what I can do as a driver and that’s why I went with IRWIN Racing this year.”
Golding will sport his childhood karting number #31 on his IRWIN Racing Commodore.
Qualifying for the event is scheduled to begin from 8 pm NZT and will be broadcast live via Sky Sport and the official Supercars Facebook page.