How it all Started
As a kid my Dad took me to motorsport events where possible. I remember going to the supercars at Oran Park, Eastern Creek and the occasional trip to Bathurst. We also used to travel up to Newcastle from the central coast to watch the speedway. I loved every minute of being at the race track and this kicked off my love for motorsport.
When I was around 7 dad went out and bought me a minibike. I took to it like a duck to water and this was the start of my own motorsport career. For the following 10+ years I raced minikhana and motorcross where I competed in club and state championships in which I brought home many wins and podiums.
Transition to Cars
In 2010, a couple years after moving to Brisbane from Sydney and selling the motorbikes, we decided to go car racing. We bought a road going twin turbo Toyota Supra and took it out to Queensland Raceway and Lakeside for the road sprints.
Over the following few years we built the Supra up from a standard road car into a 570 horse power Time Attack machine which was capable of 56 second laps at Lakeside and took home class wins in almost every event we entered. During this time I was able to work on my driving skills and work up to driving such a powerful car. I also attended a number of driving coaching days with Paul Stokell to improve my technique and get the most out of the car.
Door to door
After honing my skills in Time Attack and getting the most out of the Supra, we decided it was time to move into door to door racing. With the rise of Excel racing and the awesome races we witnessed from the Track Attack series at Queensland Raceway and Lakeside, it was an easy choice to make the leap into this category.
So we bought our first excel and began building. In 2015 we started our first season in the Excel Cup. It was a very eye opening year in the excels, they certainly don’t hold back.. The racing was hard and fast, any mistake could cost you multiple positions which were very hard to recover. In my first year in the series we finished 5th overall and took home Rookie of the Year!
2016 we built a new Excel and started a serious assault on the championship. This year I enjoyed a great amount of race wins and podiums, was well as a number of round wins. Come the end of the year we stood on top of the championship ladder and took the championship in only our second year in the series!
Going Ute Racing
After the success in Excel racing, we decided to try our hand at ute racing in a new series that was emerging which was running 6 cylinder utes! We built our Ford Falcon XR6 ute up for the 2017 season and went nearly undefeated the whole year. We partially competed in the 2018 season until we sold the ute, instead building up an 86 for the Toyota 86 Racing Series.
We spent the rest of 2018 building our 86 and testing it at our local tracks with the intention of competing in the 2019 T86RS season.
I competed at the first round at Phillip Island where we showed promising pace enough for top 10 laptimes. The racing was tough and we finished the weekend around the top 15, but had an awesome time racing at the amazing Phillip Island circuit, which was a highlight of my racing career so far.
Now We Rocket
Not long after Phillip Island we had the opportunity to pick up a Ford Mustang TA2. We had been looking to move into the TA2 for a number of years when we saw them race at Queensland Raceway the first time, so when this car came up, we had to pounce. This meant the we put our 86 racing off and eagerly awaited taking delivery of “Rocket”, our Ford Mustang beast.
That brings us up to the present, we raced in the last round of the TA2 Championship in 2019 where I qualified 5th and finished 5th in my first ever race in the category. Unfortunately our weekend ended there when we were caught up in an incident.
The 2020 season started with a bang at Winton Motor Raceway where we took 2 race wins, and 2 seconds, giving us the round win and taking the Championship lead! Since then, COVID took hold and has delayed more of our season from taking place. Currently we are attending local events when we can to get as much track time as possible during these tough times.