Jack 'Perko' Perkins
(born August 22, 1986) is an Australian V8 Supercar
driver for James Rosenberg Racing
in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
. He is the son of Australian motor racing legend Larry Perkins
, in whose team Perkins Engineering
, he drove between 2006 and 2008. Initially as an endurance race only driver in 2006, in 2007 Jack graduated to the full time drive in the #11 Perkins Engineering
car, the number made famous
in Australian racing by his father.
The Perkins Engineering
team run by his father Larry
, ran a two-car Fujitsu Development Series racing program in 2006, leading to Jack getting the drive in the second #78 car, with Shane Price
getting the lead drive in #77. The cars were largely unsponsored, though had a clear association with the main series Jack Daniel's-sponsored Perkins Engineering cars. Perkins and Price were also immediately earmarked to drive the #11 Perkins Engineering car in the 2006 endurance races.
Price was generally faster than Perkins during the Fujitsu series, but Perkins managed to finish third in the championship standings, just behind Price, who was narrowly defeated by Adam Macrow
for the title.
In the Sandown 500, Perkins - together with Price - brought the #11 Jack Daniel's Commodore
home in 24th position, after Perkins qualified the car in 20th... Read More