Brad Jones Racing
Tim Slade makes the transition to Brad Jones Racing filling the Freightliner Racing Commodore seat, with his goals set on clinching his maiden victory in 2016.
The South Australian came close on numerous occasions in his two years at Supercheap Auto Racing, recording podiums at Winton, the Gold Coast and Sydney in 2014, and Darwin in 2015.
Slade first made headlines on the national motorsport scene in 2006 when he finished second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.
Determined to pursue a V8 career, Slade progressed to the V8 Development Series in 2007, taking his first round win with his own team in 2008 and claiming the Privateers Cup for the best non-main game affiliated driver.
Slade?s persistence captured the attention of V8 team owner Paul Morris, and he was rewarded with a full-time V8 drive for the Supercheap Auto Racing squad in 2009.
Slade continued to improve throughout the season, scoring top-10 results in the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.
A shift to Stone Brothers Racing in 2010 yielded further improvements, Slade finishing 16th before taking his first podium finish in 2011 en-route to ninth overall.
2012 was an even more impressive season for the South Australian, who finished fifth overall after scoring more podiums along with his first career pole.
The 2013 season was more challenging, Slade remaining with his team through its transition to Erebus Motorsport and struggling for results as the team developed its Mercedes-Benz customer entries.
Slade returned to Holden in 2014, joining Supercheap Auto Racing where he stayed for two seasons.
Bathurst 1000 Stats
Debut: 2009 (with Paul Morris)
Poles: 0 (Best Qual 7th 2012)
Best Result: 7th (2009, 2012)
2009: Supercheap Auto Racing Holden VE Commodore, 23rd
2010: Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon, 16th
2011: Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon: 9th
2012: Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon: 5th
2013: Erebus Motorsport Mercedes E63: 22nd
2014: Supercheap Auto Racing Holden VF Commodore, 17th
2015: Supercheap Auto Racing Holden VF Commodore, 13th
ATCC/V8 Supercar Championship Series Stats
Event Starts: 99
Race Starts: 219
Race Wins: 0
Other Career Highlights
Winner, V8 Supercars Privateers Cup ? 2008
Runner-up, Australian Formula Ford Championship ?