McElrea Racing boasts an incredibly talented and experienced team of people who make us one of the most respected and well known racing service providers in Australia and New Zealand.
Andy is the Company Director and Manager of McElrea Holdings Group of companies. He is a qualified automotive engineer and accomplished race car driver in his own right with multiple racing titles to his name and has worked for race teams in NZ, England, Europe and America.
After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand Andy moved into car sales working his way up to 'Sales Manager' at a local dealership in Christchurch.
In 1994 he moved to Auckland as the National Sales and Marketing Manager of NZ 'Autocar' magazine before moving to California where he worked for 6 years as the manager of a highly specialized division for a leading automotive tuning company Stillen.
Leigh is a renowned and highly respected former V8 Supercar Race Engineer who has worked at the top levels of Australian motorsport since 1990 for such household names as Alan Jones, Tony Longhurst, Paul Morris, Dick Johnson, John Bowe, Paul Radisich, Glenn Seton and Fabian Coulthard.
Leigh is a specialist in Motec I2 Pro and Standard, ECU Manager, Dash Manager ADL2 and 3, PDM, PI Toolbox, 2D, VBox, Driftbox and Cosworth data systems. He has extensive experience with European marques including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, Lamborghini in both race and production specification.
Before joining MR in 2011 Leigh was considering a move overseas for a career in Formula One.
Wes is race engineer for various customers in the Australian GT championship. He uses the knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years in motorsport to head-up the MR Driver Development business, using modern technology and techniques to help school drivers of all talents behind the wheel of racecars.
Wes is an engineer with extensive experience in top flight motor racing both here in Australia and abroad. He has worked predominately in V8 Supercars since 2005 but also has experience with LMP cars, GT cars and single seaters.
In addition to his MRDD duties Wes engineers a Supercar for Todd Hazelwood in the championship series who, with Wes' guidance, won the 'Super 2' series in 2017.
Matt is '#1 Mechanic' for Tim Miles in the Porsche Carrera Cup and for various drivers in the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
'Spooner' (as he is affectionately known) is a highly experienced race mechanic with vast motorsport experience in Australia and New Zealand including 2 seasons as a #1 Mechanic in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship.
When time permits he can be found back in his Kiwi homeland racing a Porsche Cup Car in endurance races.
Matt also assists team manager Leigh Geyer with workshop planning and ensuring all cars are prepared and ready to rumble on time.
Dano is '#1 Mechanic' for Tony Walls in the Objective McLaren 650S in the Australian GT Championship and for various drivers in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
He has worked as a race mechanic in NZ, Asia and Australia for over 15 years with notable success in Carrera Cup and V8 Supercars among numerous other racing achievements. He has racing in his blood with his dad Chris racing F1 powerboats back in the day.
He was the first full time race mechanic to join MR back in 2009. Since then has been the lead mechanic in MR's Mini Challenge, GT3 Cup Challenge, Carrera Cup and now McLaren AGT program. Dano is also in charge of Sub-Assembly at MR.
Tim is '#1 Mechanic' for Jaxon Evans in the Porsche Carrera Cup and for various drivers in the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
He has been in the racing game for the past 15 years working with a number of high profile and championship winning V8 Supercar teams.
Tim has been with MR since 2013 and brings with him his own unique comedic style and is often the instigator of practical jokes. He also likes to sing along to 80's rock ballads.
Hayden is the dedicated 'Data Engineer' for Anthony Gilbertson in the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup championship.
He has an extensive racing background in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia and has been working closely with MR since it's inception in 2009.
Hayden started his career as a race mechanic and over a 10 year period worked is way up to V8 Supercar 'Team Manager' for Fabian Coulthard and John Bowe.
Along with his work at MR Hayden works in the marine and dent removal industries.
Marty's passion for cars led to him becoming involved in motorsport while he was completing his apprenticeship in Brisbane.
Since then he has been involved in drag racing, circuit racing and speedway as both a competitor and a mechanic both in Australia and the UK where he worked for a well-known historic racing team.
After returning to Australia he established his own successful tuning business. Marty has been a regular race mechanic with McElrea Racing for more than 5 years.
With many years experience in busy and diverse businesses Heather (or 'Blondie' as she is affectionately known) is perfectly suited to her role at McElrea Racing.
She loves being organised and runs a tight ship keeping all the day-to-day operations in order.
Blondie enjoys sharing coffee and great food with friends and in her spare time she breeds a tropical fish.
Melanie handles travel, accommodation, uniforms, sponsor ride days and all extra administration duties for McElrea Racing and No Second Chance.
A background working in Airlines both in 'Engineering' and 'Passenger Marketing' and being married to Andy for what seems like a very, very long time gives Mel the experience and patience required to tie-up all the loose ends that come her way!