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Maiden top 10 Supercars result for Jaxon Evans on home turf

The trip back home to Taupo International Motorsport Park was fruitful for SCT Motorsport’s Jaxon Evans during Round 3 of the Repco Supercars Championship in front of family and friends in New Zealand.

Supercars maiden trip to Taupo marked Evans’ first race in his home land since 2017, and it was a homecoming of sorts after contesting prestigious events overseas during this time.

Evans was one of many drivers to complete laps of the Taupo circuit prior to Supercars’ first trip to the venue and it was advantageous as New Zealand’s weather made for tough conditions encountered alongside the track’s many surface changes.

Finishing inside the top 10 during the sole 90-minute session on Friday built confidence for Evans, though the tough conditions came on Saturday as he qualified 17th. Rain arrived ahead of the race in which Evans made steady progress to finish 10th in the treacherous circumstances and ended the race as one of the quickest drivers on circuit.

Conditions improved on Sunday and Evans qualified 21st as the top 22 entries were covered by less than a second, highlighting the closeness of the field.

Although just falling short of replicating another top 10 finish by just three seconds, Evans still made position to be 14th at the conclusion of the 60-lap encounter ending the weekend on a high after his breakthrough the previous day.

Evans continues to place as lead rookie in the standings heading to Carco.com.au Raceway in Perth on May 17-19.

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