When Kostecki Brothers Racing arrived in Supercars three seasons ago, the limited fanfare was around the age of their young drivers. But with Triple Eight Race Engineering equipment, an expanded team, a talented engineering group and growing confidence amongst the drivers, it’s quite possible the team’s foray into the main game will be more than just wildcard entries as we examine in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #107.
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Kostecki Brothers Racing has cleverly refashioned the bygone era concept of the father and son race team and adapted it for the professional Supercars era. The three-car Dunlop Super2 Series line-up features brothers Kurt and Jake and cousin Brodie. Kurt and Jake’s father Steven is in charge of the operation, while Kurt and Brodie manage the day-to-day preparation of the cars from the team’s base in Meadowbrook, Brisbane.
The Kostecki family has a proud racing history, which includes dune-buggy racing, drag racing and building engines. The boys themselves raced karts around the car park of the family business in Malaga, Perth, from just four years of age. The trio have been racing American stock cars or Supercars since they were as young as 14 and this early investment is starting to pay dividends.
The team is well backed thanks to the boys’ hard-working grandfather Gene, who after immigrating to Australia from the Ukraine – alongside sons Steven and Andrew – developed a preeminent product for the mining industry, which is now widely distributed across the globe. Steven continues to run the day-to-day business and the product Arcoplate features prominently on the Kostecki Brothers Racing liveries.
Kostecki Brothers Racing has displayed agility in how it uses its resources, which has seen the team take significant steps forward in the Dunlop Super2 Series since its debut in 2016. From the purchase of recent race-winning Triple Eight Race Engineering equipment to Kurt doing two years as a mechanic at the main-game squad and the hiring of Bathurst and championship-winning engineers Geoff Slater and Jason Gray, the team has developed and grown into a serious championship contending operation.
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