About The Team

17
John
McLaughlin
36
Wins
10
Poles
54
Podiums

Details

Date of Birth
06/12/1990
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Gosford, NSW
Currently Resides
North Lakes, QLD
Height
194cm
Racer Weight
94kg
Hobbies

Racing
Video Games
Technology
Motorbikes

Racing History

Awards and Achievements
2018 Bushranger 200 Winners
2nd Place in 2018 Aussie Driver Search Semi Pro Competition
2017 Production Ute Champion
2016 Excel Cup Champion

The Team

Steve McLaughlin

Team Manager

John’s father and team manager. Ensures everything gets sorted for race day!

Barry Linde

Mechanic

Jumps in and gets things done when needed.

Brad Griffiths

Mechanic

Problem solver and hard worker. Solves any issues we have and jumps in whenever needed.

Reece Richardson

Mechanic

Methodical and organised, Reece ensures the maintenance at the track is on point.

Emma McLaughlin

Strapper/Wife

John’s Beautiful Wife, straps him into the car, makes sure he eats and drinks to fuel him for his race days.

Suellen Linde

Cook

Provides the team with delicious treats!

Kim McLaughlin

Support/Logistics

Ensures the team get where they need to be and have somewhere to sleep.

The Car – “ROCKET”

NameRocket
EngineMcLaren Engineering Motorsport Engine
LS9 Oiling Systems
525hp, 6500RPM
PWR Cooling System
HPC coated headers and exhaust system
ChassisTubular Space-Frame Chassis
(Howe Racing Enterprises/PBR Approved Chassis)
FIA-approved roll cage
BodyGeneration Six Ford Mustang
TransmissionG-Force 4 speed H pattern
Euro shifter trans (1.93, 1.45, 1.17, 1)
Gleason quick-change rear ends (4.11 gears
Weight1250kg including driver
WheelsBassett steel wheels 15″
Hoosier 3045 slick tyres (4 new tyres/meeting)
SuspensionPenske single adjustable 7” shocks
2” front sway bar
Settings free, springs free,
Shock adjustments free
BrakesWilwood GN6 front brakes (12.19 rotor)
Wilwood SL4 rear brakes (11.75 rotor)
Fan forced front brake ducts
Brake bias adjuster
Rotors: Wilwood or AP Racing
Brake pad options from Motorsport Brakes
OtherMoTeC 7” Dash
Track width: 2000mm front and rear
Axle centres: 2650mm
Collapsible steering column
Pyrotect 90 litre fuel cell
Dual fire extinguisher system
Rocket propels John to 1st at Winton!

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