Supercars Grid Getting Younger

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Supercars Grid Getting Younger

It's been more than two decades since the likes of Peter Brock and Dick Johnson were steering V8 Commodores and Falcons (and winning races) well into their fifties.

These days age is no barrier to becoming one of the fastest men (or women) racers in Australia.

In fact, the average age of a Supercar driver has dropped a whopping two years since the final round of the 2017 season when it was 33 years, one month and 13 days.

By the time the Adelaide 500 fires up in March, your typical driver will be 30 years, eight months and seven days.

An influx of rookies - five in fact - is behind the trend.

James Golding, Todd Hazelwood and Anton De Pasquale start their full-time careers at the age of 22.

The youngest driver will be Garry Rogers Motorsport steerer James Golding who turns 22 on January 19.

The man who began his career with the nickname "The Kid" is now the oldest - Craig Lowndes, who'll be 43 years, eight months and 10 days at the opening race.

Ironic to think Lowndes won his first title the same year Golding was born.