Jake Kostecki (born 24 January 2000) is an Australian professional racing driver competing in the Repco Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 56 Ford Mustang GT for Tickford Racing.

Biography

Junior Series

Kostecki began his career in karts at the age of 8, in the 2008 Western Australian Karting Championship. By 2011, Kostecki was winning races and in 2013, he came third in the SKUSA SuperNats XVII - TaG Junior sponsored by Russell Karting Specialties.[1]

V8 Touring Car Series (2015)

Kostecki made headlines in 2015 with his announcement of joining the V8 Touring Car series, at the age of 15. Driving an ex-Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon, he finished ninth in the championship that year.

Super2 Series (2016–2019)

Kostecki made the move to the Super2 Series in 2016, where he finished 18th in the championship. His 2017 campaign suffered a major crash at the Sandown round.[2]

Supercars Championship (2019–)

2019

Kostecki along with his cousin, Brodie Kostecki, teamed up in a PIRTEK Enduro Cup wildcard program in 2019 for Kostecki Brothers Racing, entering the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600 races. Kostecki Brothers Racing converted a Super2 Series Holden VF Commodore to an updated current spec Holden ZB Commodore. The team qualified 24th at Sandown for Race 28 of the championship, and Jake finished the race in 22nd. For Race 29, his cousin Brodie started in Jake's finishing position of 22nd, and stormed his way to an eighth place finish in a challenging race with mixed weather conditions. For a small team punching above their weight, Kostecki Brothers Racing were praised for their efforts. Jake and Brodie finished 16th in the 161 lap main endurance race.

At the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Kostecki Brothers Racing qualified 23rd for the 1000 km race. Brodie nearly failed to make the start of the race driving to the grid, with a cool suit drama delay proceedings of the race. The team were not classified as finishers of the race, with a major crash taking them out of the proceedings. After the conclusion of the race, news reports stated that Kostecki Brothers Racing were in a race against time to get their car fixed for the next round at the Gold Coast 600 and ran the risk of not competing at the event.

The car was fixed and repaired in time for the Gold Coast 600. The team qualified 23rd for the first race of the weekend and finished in 18th. For the second race of the weekend, the team qualified 18th and finished in 16th position.

Overall, Kostecki Brothers Racing finished the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup in 24th position with a total of 247 points, 631 points behind winners Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

Career results

Career summary

Season Series Position Car Team
2014 Western Australian Formula Ford Championship 17th Van Diemen RF92
Australian Suzuki Swift Series 14th Suzuki Swift
2015 Australian V8 Touring Car Series 9th Ford BF Falcon Kostecki Brothers Racing
2016 Supercars Dunlop Series 18th Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing
2017 Dunlop Super2 Series 22nd Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing
Stadium Super Trucks 32nd Chevrolet LS V8 engine Robby Gordon Motorsports
2018 Dunlop Super2 Series 18th Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing
2019 Dunlop Super2 Series 16th Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 50th Holden ZB Commodore
2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 27th Holden ZB Commodore Matt Stone Racing

Complete Super2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2016 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
23
PHI
23
BAR
18
TOW
11
SAN
19
BAT
19
HOM
13
18th 683
2017 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
17
SYM
18
PHI
12
TOW
20
SYD
16
SAN
23
BAT
5
NEW 22nd 564
2018 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
16
SYM
22
BAR
11
TOW
14
SAN
6
BAT
Ret
NEW
9
18th 670
2019 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
5
BAR
8
TOW
13
QLD
4
BAT SAN NEW 16th 722

Stadium Super Trucks

(key) (Bold – Pole position. Italics – Fastest qualifier. * – Most laps led.)

Stadium Super Trucks results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SSTC Pts Ref
2017 ADE ADE ADE STP STP LBH LBH PER
12
PER
DNS
PER
DNS
DET DET TEX TEX HID HID HID BEI GLN GLN ELS ELS 32nd 9 [3]

Supercars Championship results

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Position Points
2019 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13
WIN
R14
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
BEN
R21
BEN
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

18
SUR
R27

16
SAN
QR

21
SAN
R28

16
NEW
R29
NEW
R30
50th 217
2020 Matt Stone Racing Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3

C
MEL
R4

C
MEL
R5

C
MEL
R6

C
SMP1
R7

22
SMP1
R8

24
SMP1
R9

22
SMP2
R10
SMP2
R11
SMP2
R12
HID1
R13

Ret
HID1
R14

22
HID1
R15

14
HID1
R16
HID1
R17
HID1
R18
TOW1
R19
TOW1
R20
TOW1
R21
TOW2
R22

20
TOW2
R23

23
TOW2
R24

22
BEN1
R25
BEN1
R26
BEN1
R27
BEN2
R28

Ret
BEN2
R29

16
BEN2
R30

20
BAT
R31

Ret
27th 290
2021 Matt Stone Racing Holden ZB Commodore BAT
R1

13
BAT
R2

17
SAN
R3

23
SAN
R4

18
SAN
R5

14
SYM
R6

13
SYM
R7

15
SYM
R8

21
BEN
R9

21
BEN
R10

18
BEN
R11

16
HID
R12

5
HID
R13

24
HID
R14

25
TOW1
R15

19
TOW1
R16

DSQ
TOW2
R17

16
TOW2
R18

13
TOW2
R19

14
SYD1
R20

23
SYD1
R21

21
SYD1
R22

17
SYD2
R23

16
SYD2
R24

21
SYD2
R25

Ret
SYD3
R26

17
SYD3
R27

22
SYD3
R28

16
SYD4
R29

18
SYD4
R30

C
BAT
R31

13
19th 1157
2022 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT SMP
R1

19
SMP
R2

24
SYM
R3

14
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

25
MEL
R6

15
MEL
R7

13
MEL
R8

20
MEL
R9

13
BAR
R10

20
BAR
R11

9
BAR
R12

23
WIN
R13

24
WIN
R14

20
WIN
R15

25
HID
R16

11
HID
R17

11
HID
R18

8
TOW
R19

14
TOW
R20

24
BEN
R21

BEN
R22

BEN
R23

SAN
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

PUK
R27

PUK
R28

PUK
R29

BAT
R30

SUR
R31

SUR
R32

ADE
R33

ADE
R34

21st* 575*

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2019 Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Brodie Kostecki DNF 111
2020 Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Zane Goddard DNF 155
2021 Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Kurt Kostecki 13th 161
2022 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang Mk.6 Australia Kurt Kostecki

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