Dale Wood will leave Erebus Motorsport at the end of the 2017 Supercars Championship season, the team has confirmed.

Wood, the winner of the feeder Dunlop Super2 Series in 2013, made his full-time Supercars debut in 2014 and spent two seasons racing Brad Jones Racing’s third car – peaking with a podium at Winton in his first year – before joining Nissan Motorsport in 2016.

In 2017 he took his GB Galvanising backing to Erebus Motorsport as teammate to David Reynolds, where he and co-driver Chris Pither peaked with fourth place at the Bathurst 1000 which Reynolds won.

His Bathurst result notwithstanding, Wood has been shaded by teammate Reynolds all season long and languishes in 23rd place in the Drivers’ Championship standings. By contrast, Reynolds is currently placed ninth overall.

“Dale has been a great contribution towards our progress this year and we appreciate his efforts,” said Erebus Motorsport team manager Barry Ryan.

“With two rounds remaining, we will continue working together to achieve the best possible results for Dale and the team.

“We wish him all the best for the future.”

The Melbourne-based privateer outfit is expected to announce Wood’s replacement in the coming days, with speculation mounting that Super2 Series hotshot Anton De Pasquale will get the nod following a promising evaluation test with the squad in August.

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