McElrea Racing
  • Shane Smollen
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal 2016

  • Shane Smollen
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Sydney Motorsport Park 2015

  • Shane Smollen
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Bathurst 2015

Shane Smollen

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.


What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Tag Heuer Challenge Championship
  • 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup outright round win (Philip Island 'Pro Am' event)
  • 2010 Australian GT Challenge Champion

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • NSW combined Touring and Production Sports 2005 - 2009
  • Australian Saloon Car Championship 2008 - 2009
  • Australian GT 2010
  • Carrera Cup 2011-16
  • Bathurst 12 hour ( x3 )

Any other personal interests you would like to share?
My three awesome kids and beautiful wife are always number one!

What are your favourite Motorsport moments?

  • Winning the 2015 championship
  • Crossing the line for my first outright Carrera Cup win this year
  • Qualifying on the second row at Bathurst in front of a Porsche Supercup Champion and several top-flight pros on a wet track.

What is your all-time favourite race car?
If I'm winning its a favourite - so for now it's the the 991 cup car.

What is your favourite race circuit?

Shane enters the 2016 season with the singular goal of building on last season success to defend his Championship title and Pro-Am outright win.

Join us... Come to the dark side!

Shane Smollen
Porsche Carrera Cup @Australian Grand Prix 2016

Shane Smollen
Porsche Carrera Cup @Australian Grand Prix 2016

Shane Smollen
Porsche Carrera Cup @Australian Grand Prix 2016

Shane Smollen
Porsche Carrera Cup @Surfers Paradise 2015