2019 will be my first season with Whiteline Racing. My own racing experience and passion for building race cars has led me to this great opportunity to work in my ultimate racing category with a highly regarded team.
Born in 1986 and growing up in Port Germein, racing started with motocross as a teenager. Knowing I wanted to work on cars, I started a mechanical apprenticeship where I built my own dirt circuit Torana in the first year. I developed this car to be competitive before taking on the restoration and build of my tarmac rally Torana hatchback. This took a few years to complete with the help of family and friends. Since then I have also done some circuit racing with this car, A real highlight was racing it at Bathurst in a 50-car grid in 2015!
The gravel rally bug also bit, and I built my own Datsun 180b SSS to compete in the South Australian Rally Championship, with many thrills and a few spills. So if I wasn’t racing, I was in the shed prepping either car for the next race.
In 2016 I became self employed, mostly building, preparing and crewing on classic rally cars. I enjoy race fabrication work and have further developed my skills through working at Alex Bennett Motorsport Engineering.
I am married to Abby and am a proud father to our two year old son, Robbie, who dreams of being a road sweeper driver.
Its great to be spending time with Mark “Birdman” as he goes through the cars with me and shows me all the fine touches he puts on them, and the continual development to keep them at the front. Huge boots to fill but I will give it a red hot go!
Owner and operater of Hurley’s Smash Repairs. Brought the business in 2003.
Started racing motor cross at age 12. Raced at national level till I was 18.
Started racing cars at the age of 21. Raced HQ’s till I was 29 at a national level.
At 31 I meet the Dr Anton Metchler (Doc) who was racing Production cars, I helped him and we race in
the Procar series, this is where I met Mark, we raced against him, but he was always a better cheat than us.
The Doc did that series for a couple of years and decided to race the state series.
Mark asked if I would be interested in helping him do the Manufacturing series so I did, we
ran second, only just, if we didn’t blow a tyre on the last lap of Bathurst going through the chase
while leading we would of won.
After a couple of years of running Dr Anton Metchlers team he offered me a drive and till this day
we share and race his car together.
I currently race in the NSW state series as they have 4 mini endures and co drive with the Doc Mark and I have raced together in
the Bathurst 12 in 2008 in an Evo 8 and again in the Eastern Creek 8 in 2010.
Mark asked me to Darwin to help him when he raced in the HQ, that’s when Bob offered him to
drive the red Camaro Hopefully in the next couple of years Mark, Doc and I will race in the 12 hour
race at the Hungaroring.
My other passions are Snow skiing and motorbikes I have a BMW S 1000rr which is a
track bike, I try and do at least 1 track day a month at either Eastern Creek or Wakefield Park, funny
thing is that I am faster around the track on my bike than in the race car???
I also have a KTM 530 enduro bike which I use in the state forests to go endure riding.
I have been Snow Skiing since I was 11 years old, and have worked as a ski instructor.
In February This year I went Heli Skiing in Canada, that was just a surreal experience, being dropped
off at the top of a mountain , being told to get out of the left hand side of the Helicopter as there is a 5000
foot cliff on the other.
Crew member Timmy Ede who is best recognized by a pair of legs that protrude from underneath the Lubrimaxx Camaro 95 for the entire race weekend, has moved back to Melbourne from Adelaide with wife Amanda and Children Sam and Ben to take up the Sales Manager role at Mercedes Benz Commerical Vehicles, Laverton. We wish Tim all the best in his new posting !!!
Team Mechanic, based in Moyhu, Paul is an experienced mechanic working on all types of vehicles in his own area and farm machinery. Paul has a long history in motorsport, including working on George Miedecke’s racing ute.
Based in Adelaide and is a Sales Executive with Phoenix Society. At the track, Brent is the team crew photographer and is a massive help to Shaz in the catering requirements for the crew. In between these duties, it is not unusual to see Brent filling fuel cans, on the jack, a rag in his hand, whatever is required. His favorite saying is “What can I do to help?”. Brent is married to Angie and is a Dad to Mitchell and Sophie and not to forget the mutt Roadie.