BATHURST'S Zac Dennis has been given a rare opportunity to work with a top-tier team at this year's Bathurst 1000.
The TAFE NSW student has previously completed a Certificate II in Automotive and a Statement of Attainment in Motorsport, as well as working at the TAFE NSW Motorsport Repair Centre at four other events.
At the Bathurst race meeting this weekend, he has been given the chance to work in the repair centre with Brad Jones Racing (BJR).
While he can't do everything the mechanics in the team can do, Mr Dennis has helped them with prepping the pit while the car is on track, cleaning up and rolling out wheels.
"The experience has been really open, very fun and just really, really great," he said.
"It's one of those things, once you get it, you'll have a taste of it and you love it. BJR has been really great like that."
Mr Dennis grew up watching Supercars on television and said it has been "a dream come true" to be able to work with one of the teams at the Great Race.
After just a few days in the BJR garage, he already knows that Supercars is a category he wants to work with in future.
"Absolutely, 110 per cent," he said.
TAFE NSW offers a short course in motor sport and is taking new students now.
Those who apply will have the opportunity to work at future race meetings at Mount Panorama, including next year's Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 6 Hour.
For more information, contact TAFE NSW on 13 16 01.