ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Chris Pither driver of the #111 Super Black Racing Ford is seen in pit lane ahead of the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 at Adelaide Street Circuit on March 3, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Pither has revealed on Facebook that he won’t be on the grid for the upcoming 2017 Supercars Championship season.

Pither, who raced with the Prodrive Racing Australia outfit in 2016, admitted that despite his best efforts, he has been unable to land a drive for this year…

“It is with mixed emotions that I write this evening. I have been working hard since prior to Homebush last year but unfortunately have not secured a full-time Supercars drive for the 2017 season,” he wrote.

As sad as he may be at not being able to secure a long term contract in the sport, he has some good memories, including a pole position at Queensland Raceway in 2016, to look back on.

“After a positive rookie season and pushing for so long to get into the series I'm disappointed I couldn't continue for 2-3 years to really establish myself, but my childhood dream was to race in the series and looking back will always bring a smile, especially the pole position!”

So what now for the 29 yr old Kiwi? The Bathurst 12 hour next weekend for starters…

“On a more exciting positive note, I really enjoyed pulling the helmet on for the first time last Tuesday to test the Hodson Motorsport Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. I'm very excited to be joining the team for the Bathurst 12 hour next weekend. It's going to be a massive event and I hope to see lots of you there.”