The 2020 Supercars Eseries champion Dayne Warren has claimed victory in the opening round of the Cash Converters Supercars Pro Eseries. Dayne claimed a start to finish victory, meaning he started first on the grid, and won the race. He beat his younger brother Ethan Warren, who came second in his first ever Supercars Eseries race.
How do the teams work?
Unlike the All Star series, each of the Pro Eseries drivers competes in a draft format to earn their place in the team. Each of the chosen drivers races for one of the corresponding Supercars teams. Here is the team lineup:
|Team||Driver/s||Car Number||Car type|
|Mobil 1 Walkinshaw Andretti United||Dayne Warren||2||Holden|
|Brad Jones Racing||Jake Burton (Dunlop)
Madison Down (RYCO 24/7)
Jackson Souslin-Harlow (R&J Batteries)
|Tickford Racing||Richard Hamstead (Boost Mobile)
Ethan Warren (Truck Assist)
|Shell V Power Dick Johnson Racing||Brady Meyers||22||Mustang|
|Local Legends Team Sydney||Ryan Wood||19||Holden|
|Yellow Cover/UNIT Matt Stone Racing||Andrew Gilliam||35||Holden|
|Penrite Kelly Grove Racing||Wayne Bourke||89||Mustang|
|IRWIN Team 18||Cooper Webster||18||Holden|
|Erebus Motorsport||Jobe Stewart
Jarrad Filsell (Boost Mobile)
|CoolDrive Blanchard Racing Team||Josh Anderson||3||Mustang|
|BP Ultimate Racing||James Scott||98||Mustang|
|Repco Racing||Jordan Caruso||12||Mustang|
|Cash Converters Racing||Emily Jones||51||Mustang|
|Jands||Simon Feigl (Shure)
Corey Shepherd (Pioneer DJ)
|Swyftx Racing||Sam Blacklock||215||Holden|
|Logitech G Racing Team||Ethan Grigg-Gault||923||Mustang|
|Team Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland||Fawzan El-Nabi||62||Mustang|
|Shannons Racing||Blake Purdie||48||Mustang|
Favorites for the series
There are several returning drivers from the 2020 Eseries this time out. Defending champion Dayne Warren is here to try and retain his crown, having won round one. Madison Down, driving for the Brad Jones Racing team, is another returning contender. Madison placed third overall in last year’s series. Last year’s fourth placed Jarrad Filsell, and fifth placed Jordan Caruso, are also back to improve on their 2020 results.
Several Rookies have entered the competition this year too, along with some new teams. These rookies however are no strangers to sim racing. While this may be their first Supercars Eseries, the likes of Simon Feigl, Ethan Warren and Josh Anderson have proven themselves on the track.
Fan favorite commentators Neil Crompton and Chad Neylon are back to host and call the races, along with Johnathon Simon.
Cash Converters Pro Eseries
While the action in round one of the Pro Eseries was far less controversial than the chaos in the All Star Series, the Pro drivers are accustomed to sim racing. Both Eseries’ are run on the iRacing platform, with round two arriving next week.