Brown’s ‘ballsy’ bid to become Supercars champion

Will Brown doesn’t hide his Supercars title ambitions. Picture:Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Will Brown says becoming a Supercars championship contender will not stop him from driving with his “balls to the wall”.

Having shocked his sport to become a title chance in just his second season, Erebus Motorsport’s unlikely star said he would not alter the “win it or bin it” style that has made him the most talked about next big thing since Scott McLaughlin.

“I have only ever raced one way and it is called balls to the wall,” Brown said.

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“I am all about going for it and winning the race. I don’t think about anything else when I am out there. I don’t think about the championship when I am in the car, I just drive as hard as I can.”

A giant-killer who could become a heavyweight in his own right, Brown said he already had his sights set on the V8 crown.

Will Brown isn’t afraid to declare his Supercars title ambitions. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
Will Brown isn’t afraid to declare his Supercars title ambitions. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

“I am definitely thinking about the championship,” he said. “My goal in every category that I have raced in has been to win the championship and it is no different here. I am trying to do that here on Supercars.

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“It is my goal to one day won the championship. I don’t know when that will happen, but I hope it will be sooner rather than later.”

Brown became the first driver since 2013 to win a race in his rookie year last season when he beat Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup to shock the sport.

The 23-year-old confirmed himself as a contender by starting the season-opening Sydney SuperNight with a top-10 finish.

“It has been awesome,” Brown said. “Firstly it was great to get a drive in the Supercars and then to be able to get a win and be competitive in my first year was even better. Maybe it was a bit quicker than expected but jumping in with a good team allows you to do it.

“I mean, look at what Broc Feeney is doing this year. He got a drive in a frontrunning team and is already up the front.

“I think if you are a good driver and believe in what you can do, then you are going to do well if you get into the right car.”

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