At just 20 years of age Matt Campbell already has an impressive list of Motorsport achievements.
He has a strong background in Formula Ford and surprised the entire Porsche community in 2014 when he won the GT3 Cup Challenge ‘B Class’ Championship in his rookie season after only five of the six rounds. He then went-on to break the outright A Class record by nearly 2.5 seconds in the final round at Phillip Island in a borrowed MY11 Porsche GT3 Cup Car winning one of the races by nearly 13 seconds against competitors in identical cars.
Matt is looking forward to the biggest season of his career contesting the 2015 Australian Porsche Carrera Cup in the MR Works car. He will also compete in the Australian GT 101 long distance events with his MR team-mate Michael Hovey.
Jaxon has a strong background in top-level Karting in Australia and New Zealand and joined MR in 2015 to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. In his rookie season, Jaxon came second in B class.
In 2016 he upgraded to a faster 'A Class' Cup Challenge car where despite winning twice as many races as any other competitor Jaxon finished second in the championship after a costly DNF at Winton as a result of a clash with his championship rival.
For 2017 Jaxon took over the 2016 Championship winning MR Works car #7 and won five races in his first crack at Porsche Carrera Cup.
2018 was a watershed year for Jaxon where he lead the Carrera Cup championship from lights to flag and then won the coveted worldwide Porsche junior scholarship for 2019. The second young MR driver to do so in three years! Good luck in Europe mate.
Anthony started his racing started at the tender age of 35 in the QLD Improved Production Championship in 2011 and won the category in his first year.
He has competed in the Production Sports category at the Bathurst 12 Hour where he won his class in 2013. Anthony turned his attention to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2016 and after securing third in the Pro-Am Championship he went on to wrap-up the title for MR in 2017.
In 2018 he graduated to the Carrera Cup championship and despite taking Pro Am poles, race and round wins, a ridiculous amount of bad luck early in the season saw ‘Gilbo’ end the season 4th in Pro Am.
Despite his blistering speed, in 2019 his intention is to capitalise on the lessons learned in 2018, (and looking forward to a change in luck) to have a calculated crack at the Pro-Am Championship.
David has competed in production car racing and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge before stepping up to the PAYCE Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series for 2020.
During his motorsport career, David has won numerous races and championships, most notably the Australian Production Car Championship in 2006 in a Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo.
In 2015 and 2016, David competed successfully in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Series taking a number of pole positions and podiums. He hopes to enjoy similar success in 2020 as he embarks on his first full year in the PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia series with McElrea Racing.
When David is not racing, he can be found leading a team of corporate lawyers negotiating billion-dollar deals in his role as a mergers and acquisitions Partner and Head of Corporate at DLA Piper in Sydney, the largest law firm in the world.
David is married to Allison and has three children – Rachel-Marie (28 years), Chelsea (13 years) and Sebastian (9 years) - and a German Shepherd named Maybach!
Brett is a newcomer to the sport but has wanted to race cars from an early age and got his first taste of Motorsport in 2015 when he bought an ex-Ford BF Brute Ute to compete in local 'Combined Sports Sedans' races at Morgan Park.
The Queenslander joined MR to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2017 and proved to be a quick-learner achieving multiple podium finishes in his first season of racing the Porsche.
For 2018 'Blisters' upgraded to the new generation 911 Cup Car and as expected, he was a front-runner in the GT3CC Pro-Am category taking 5 race wins and 2nd in the championship which he repeated in 2019.
Leading in to the 2020 championship he celebrated the birth of Harvey and is looking forward to showing how fast dad is, but also focused on a slightly bigger trophy at the end of the season!
Tony is a fierce and focused competitor who has an impressive list of achievements in various sporting disciplines. He went from landlubber to One Design Australian Sailing Champion in 4 years and in 3 years from rookie to winning a number of club Karting Championships in a TAG 125.
Tony's ambition has always been to always race GT cars and after completing his apprenticeship in two seasons of the highly competitive Porsche Carrera Cup in 2013 and 2014 he stepped-up to his mighty McLaren 650S for the 2015 Australian GT championship.
In the 2018 Bathurst 12 hour, Wallsy and team mates Luffy, Slade and Evans were on for an outright podium finish until a failed starter motor kicked them out of the race with 30 mins remaining. Business commitments meant that Wallsy only got to do two other races for the year.
Following a relatively late start to racing at the age of 41 Shane has quickly moved through the amateur motorsport ranks.
After taking the Australian GT Challenge title and rookie of the year award in 2010, Shane moved to the Porsche Carrera Cup where he has now completed over 100 races including a wide range of class and outright race wins.
Shane has finished in the top 3 in the Elite Championship on 2 separate occasions and after joining MR in 2015 went one better and won the 'Tag Heuer Challenge' Championship, the category for semi-professional competitors.
With his increased consistency has come great pace which has earned him the Tag Heuer award for the driver with the highest number of 'fastest race laps' for the previous two years running.
Stay tuned for Shanes' 2017 plans.
Simon is a NZ Endurance Series Champion and 3 time race winner in the South Island Endurance series.
Simon is joining the MR team for his fourth consecutive season and for the first time will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup.
His first few seasons with MR were a combination of GT3 Cup Challenge and Australian GT in Fastway Porsches while in 2016 he ran the fearsome Audi R8 LMS Ultra in the Australian GT Sprint and Endurance Championships.
2017 will be an opportunity for Simon to draw on his experience from the past few years with MR and take his driving to the next level in the ultra-competitive Porsche Carrera Cup.
Simons' aspirations are a little more humble than his team-mates in that he is looking for consistent top-5 finishes this season on his journey to becoming a full-time professional race driver.
Starting on two-wheels at the tender age of 4, Adam transitioned to cars at 14 and competed in club events and hill-climbs in his home state of Tasmania.
After winning the Sports GT championship in 2015 in a Porsche GT3 Cup, Adam switched to the Touring Car Masters racing Holden Toranas and the baby blue Ford Capri he quickly became known for following his unstoppable success at the Bathurst 1000 in 2016.
In 2017, Garwood Motorsport built a Holden Torana, which Adam raced at the front of the field against legends such as John Bowe and Steve Johnson.
For 2018 the small-Tasmanian family team will pursue the long-time dream of joining Porsche Carrera Cup, and after doing the first three rounds solo, Adam joins the MR driver line-up, as part of the Michelin Junior Driver Program.
We first started competing against Fraser in 2012 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. He went on to win the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 'A Class' championship in the same year that we won the 'B Class' championship with Matt Campbell.
Fraser competed the following two years in the Porsche Carrera Cup. He scored some notable results but was always up against the might of the MR Carrera Cup machine :)
Fraser and car owner Alex Franes joined MR before the first round of the 2017 AGT Endurance championship. The collaboration started well, with Luffy and Fraser finishing on the podium at Phillip Island.
We look forward to welcoming Fraser back in 2018 for a full assault on the AGT championship.
Jimmy has been addicted to the rush of motorsport from the age of 7. He started his motorsport journey on two wheels, competing in Motocross up until the age of 13 before doing 12 months in a go-kart, then historic Formula Ford at just 14 years of age.
In 2015 he raced in the Australian Formula 4 Championship, showing strong pace and producing strong podium finishes leading to a start in the 2016 Bathurst 12-hour for MARC Cars.
He also has notable experience and success in production car endurance racing.
In 2017 Jimmy had an opportunity to compete in the highly competitive Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series in 2017, which he won at Bathurst with a round to spare!
"McElrea Racing has been like a second family to me over my 3 years with them, going above and beyond with every aspect. MR has been the back bone to my professional racing career teaching me everything I know so far in and outside the car!"
"The MR outfit is the premier Carrera Cup team in Australia and I consider myself very lucky to have aligned ourselves with such a professional (and fun) team..!!"
"It was a privilege to be part of your team, you guys are certainly the best prepared in pitlane"
"Thank you for another great opportunity with you guys and all your help over the weekend, it's always highly enjoyable working with MR. It is the best all around team I have driven for"
"I was so impressed today (and proud) to be a part of your team. Even during the most high pressure times during the weekend all of the team maintained composure and worked well together, always joking, always with a smile. When they need to be serious - it's on, but when it's time to have some fun, there's no better place to be. To all of the Barry's - thank you for a fantastic weekend."
"Thank you guys for a great year. You run a fantastic team and it was a pleasure to drive for you!"
"You guys are on it and a really good bunch. I just emailed Shane saying how good you and the boys are for him and getting the most out of him"
"The team worked their tails off and just put in an outstanding effort all day – and all weekend long"
"A huge thank you to the best team in Porsche Carrera Cup for everything you have done for me over the past two seasons. I still have a long way to go on this journey but I would not have learnt half of what I now know as a driver, or achieved any of the cool things we have together without your support and guidance."
"Andy and the team at McElrea Racing taught me a huge amount of my knowledge about racing which I use in my racing still today, a great team with a great passion for race cars and motorsport"
"Thanks for an awesome test yesterday, you really have a fantastic team and it was great working with yourself, also. I had heard many good things and you did not disappoint! I can’t wait to get back in the car!"
"Boys, congratulations on a mega successful weekend for your team. The way your young talent is performing is a credit to your professionalism and passion. Great to see Matt, Jaxon, Jake all do so well this weekend not to mention the old blokes!"
"In both testing and racing the MR crew made me welcome and took a very hands on approach to bringing me up to speed. In one word... fantastic!"
"McElrea Racing rates up there with the best teams I have raced with around the world. True professionals who have the people and know how to win"
"Being part of the McElrea Racing family has been fantastic. They've been the guys responsible behind my improvements and success in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and over 100 race starts later, are still the team I'm running with!"