McElrea Racing
  • Jaxon Evans
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal Street Circuit 2018

  • Jaxon Evans
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal 2017

  • Jaxon Evans
    GT3 Cup Challenge @Phillip Island 2015

Jaxon Evans

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.

Background...

What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • 2nd in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in my debut year with MR
  • Pole and 3/3 race wins on debut in the 2015 NZ South Island Formula Ford (SIFF) championship

  • Finishing 2nd in the NZ Pro-Kart KZ2 series in 2014 to NZ champion Daniel Bray who is a factory driver competes internationally

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • My family has a rich history in motorsport in NZ, my mother, but my Pop, Uncle and Cousin all race..
  • I have 5-6 years experience in Go-Karts in Australia and NZ

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • I enjoy taking the JetSki out, going for a pedal on the bike, getting back in the kart seat every now and then as well as snowboarding and staying active.

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Winning my first round of the GT3 Cup Challenge at Queensland Raceway.. It was awesome having my whole family there as well as my nan and pop.

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • Of the cars I've driven it would have to be the Porsche 991 Cup Car... the thing is mega!

  • Favourite car I haven't driven would have to be either a Porsche RSR GTE 991 Lemans car or the BMW DTM cars.

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Phillip Island and Bathurst !

MR Driver Development... The Winning Edge !!

Jaxon Evans & Anthony Gilbertson
Tag Heuer Pole Position winners @Clipsal Street Circuit 2018

Jaxon Evans
Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal Street Circuit 2018

Jaxon Evans & Warren Luff
Objective Racing @Bathurst 12 Hour 2018

Jaxon Evans passing on Conrod Straight
Porsche Carrera Cup @Bathurst 2017

Jaxon Evans
Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal 2017

Jaxon Evans
GT3 Cup Challenge @Queensland Raceway 2016