Todd Prujean has been confirmed as the most recent driver to join the grid for the 2021-’22 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship.
The 23-year old is looking forward to the opportunity to test his skills in a new championship, having competed locally since he was 12, including finishing as a runner up in the Ssangyong Racing Series twice.
Competing in the Toyota 86 championship will see Prujean competing against a strong lineup of at least 22 other drivers, which drew him to the series.
“For sure it’s one of the best series in NZ and the best one-make series,” Prujean said.
“That’s one thing but it also has a hugely talented line-up of drivers and that’s got to be the best place to test my skills. I am excited to put myself to the test with some of NZ’s best and am really looking forward to the season.”
Prujean will have support from a number of local businesses in his upcoming season.
“I should also thank my step mum and dad and there’s a number of individuals who have also got behind my next season as well as those who have supported me in the past. It’s fantastic to have their support moving forward into the Toyota,” he added.
Prujean is hoping to do some testing in the car before the season gets underway in November, however, that is currently being affected by Covid-19 lockdowns.
The first round of the season is scheduled for November 12-14, at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, with the second round getting underway at Pukekohe Park Raceway three weeks later December 3-5.
This season the championship has the biggest prize pool in the categories history, worth $175,000, including an opportunity to test for Triple Eight Race Engineering, and to race a Toyota 86 at Bathurst.