McElrea Racing

Jackson Walls
Asian Formula 3 @Suzuka Japan 2019

Jackson Walls

Coming from an open wheel background, 2021 will be Jackson’s first season campaigning a GT car with McElrea Racing in the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge.

As a kid Jackson raced Go Karts with success, then in 2018 stepped up to single seaters for the Formula 4 championship. He competed in the F4 championship again in 2019 and started racing internationally in New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series in 2019 and 2020, taking a win ahead of future F1 driver Yuki Tsunoda.

In 2019 he also raced in the Asian Formula 3 championship taking two podiums which was intended to be the springboard to the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2020. The Covid situation left him stranded at home despite promising pre-season testing in Europe.

For 2021 Jackson has switched his attention to GT cars and following in the footsteps of his dad Tony to MR, to build and develop his career.

Background...

What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • My Win in TRS last year was amazing considering then level of drivers in the field and dominating the race from start to finish definitely made it that bit more special for me and my family.

  • Debut podium in f3 Asia at Suzuka was amazing the feeling I had from it was nothing I will ever forget.

  • First win ever in cars at the Bend in 2019 was a special like anyone first win its a big sign of relief and weight off the back of my shoulders.

What is your Motorsport background?

  • Go karts from the age of 7 till 14
  • Australian formula 4 2018-2019
  • Toyota Racing Series 2019-2020
  • F3 Asia 2019
  • Formula Renault Eurocup 2020. (Didn’t race in due to covid)

What is your favourite Motorsport moment?

  • All of my racing so far.

What is your all time favourite race car?

  • Porsche 911 991 - Gen 2

What is your favourite circuit?

  • Suzuka in Japan

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Jackson Walls
Toyota Racing Series @Taupo, NZ 2019

Jackson Walls
Toyota Racing Series @Pukekohe, NZ 2020

Jackson Walls
Toyota Racing Series @NZ 2020

Jackson Walls
Asian Formula 3 @Suzuka, Japan 2019

Jackson Walls
Formula 4 @Phillip Island 2019

Jackson Walls
Karting @Eastern Creek