One of the most popular family outfits in Supercars is set to return to the grid for this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with two event rookies behind the wheel.
After electing to depart from the category at the end of last season, Garry Rogers Motorsport has announced it will field a single Holden ZB Commodore entry for the upcoming Great Race, with Super2 driver Tyler Everingham and TA2 Muscle Car Series driver Nathan Herne behind the wheel.
The pairing are set to drive the Commodore formerly campaigned by James Golding, who himself is set to partner Mark Winterbottom at Team18.
“I’m really looking forward to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, it will be good to catch up with my old mate Dick (Johnson),” said Rogers, speaking to Speedcafe.com. “My only disappointment will be the restricted crowd numbers. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to introducing two very talented young men into the sport.
“The most satisfaction that I have had over my 57 years of motorsport is seeing the development of young people.
Everingham made his debut in the Super2 series last year with Matt White Motorsport, finishing the season seventh overall with a standout victory at Sandown. Having missed the opening round of the 2020 season in Adelaide, the 19-year-old was back for the second round at Sydney Motorsport Park — claiming a fifth.
Herne, meanwhile, finished fifth in last year’s TA2 championship. While the event will function as Everingham’s Supercars main-game debut, for Herne it represents his first race in a fully fledged Supercar all together.
The duo will complete a test day at Winton Raceway first, before entering quarantine in New South Wales. This year’s Bathurst 1000 takes place on October 15–18.