Supercars: Jack Smith’s Dad Lobbies Supercars For Real-Life Reverse-Grid Races

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Perennial backmarker Jack Smith is apparently “optimistic” that his dad might help him not look so slow in the future if he could just start ahead of everyone else instead of at the back every time. 

The Waterton Chronicle understands Jack Smith’s dad is in talks with Head of Supercars Paulie the Parity  Pelican to see if the category might help the young “driver” feel a bit better about himself. 

“What we found during the BP All Stars E-Series was that whenever Jack started at the front (in the reverse-grid races), he’d normally finish at least in the top 20, sometimes the top 18. Which apparently made him quite happy. Whenever he had to start at the back after qualifying there based on his actual lap time, he was a bit upset. So we’re just trying to make Jack happy really.” Paulie squawked. 

Fellow backmarker and Team Brisbane driver Chris Pither told this reporter he’s supportive of the campaign. 

“Mate. Anything that makes me look like I can actually drive one of these things is a good move, really.” he explained. 

Paulie the Parity Pelican added that reverse-grid races weren’t an entirely stupid idea. 

“The policy does fit quite well with our campaign to stop McLaughlin and Penske from winning, to be honest.”. 

“We’re looking into it.” the seabird squawked.