ACL AND KELLY RACING TEAM UP AGAIN
The bearing company is continuing its Kelly Racing partnership with the next generation
ACL Bearing Company (Australia) Pty Ltd says it is proud to announce its support and partnership with Mason Kelly in his debut season in the Dunlop Super3 Series.
Mason Kelly – the son of Todd Kelly – is continuing the rich pedigree of the Kelly family in Australian Motorsport, after making his debut in the Dunlop Super3 Series at Newcastle earlier this year.
The 2023 Super3 Series Championship consists of six rounds, all being held in conjunction with the Supercars rounds at Newcastle, Perth, Townsville, Sandown, Bathurst and Adelaide.
Mason is behind the wheel of the same Nissan Altima that Todd drove in his final Supercars race at Newcastle, in 2017.
“Mason has served an apprenticeship coming through the ranks of karting and Hyundai Excels to arrive in Super3, which is fast becoming a major feeder category for Supercars,” ACL Bearing Company (Australia) Pty Ltd General Manager, Chris Brooks, said.
“ACL has had a long relationship with the team at Kelly Racing and is very excited to partner again with Mason for the next chapter in his inaugural season in the Supercars arena.
The partnership between Kelly Racing and ACL extends across the 13-year lifespan of Kelly Racing
“ACL have been an invaluable supporter of Kelly Racing for over 13 years, providing our engine department with quality performance engine bearings that keep our Holden, Nissan and now Ford V8s performing at their best with great reliability,” Kelly Racing Director and former Supercars driver, Todd Kelly, said.
“These engines cop a lot of punishment on the race track so it is great to work with a quality engine bearing manufacturer like ACL that produces products up to the standard we require and understands the needs of our Supercars.
“It is extremely important to have a partnership with a company like ACL. ACL has been instrumental in the successful development of all Kelly Racing engine projects across multiple manufacturers and has always been able to quickly adapt to our needs as a race team .
“We appreciate ACL’s involvement in Mason’s debut year – it is a very exciting new chapter for Kelly Racing”.
In further acknowledgment of Kelly history, Mason is carrying the number 22, the same number his father used during his time with the Holden Racing Team between 2004 and 2007.
“As the driver of the #22 Nissan Altima Supercar in the Dunlop Super3 series, I am extremely proud to continue the relationship between Kelly Racing and ACL, spanning over more than a decade,” Mason Kelly said.
“There is no brand I would rather have on my car or in my engine.”
“We are excited to see Mason carry on the Kelly family racing pedigree in Australian Motorsport and wish him every success for the season,” Chris said.
To learn about ACL Race Series performance engine bearings, visit www.aclperformance.com.au