Blasting down the straight at 245 kilometers an hour, if you blink you would miss Southern Highlands own pocket rocket Lachlan Mineeff flying by.
Celebrating his racing achievements for 2018 at Oxley College, Lachlan’s eyeing off a spot at the top of the motor sport mountain.
With a history in motorsport, Lachlan’s passion for racing grew at a young age.
“My family has a history in motorsport, when I was seven years old my dad got me into go-karting,” Lachlan said.
“From there, I was hooked.”
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Once the racing bug had bitten, his passion took over and that resulted in wins.
“We had a successful karting career from 2012-2017 and ended up wining the NSW state championship,” said Lachlan.
“After that we made the decision to step up to car racing.”
In 2017 Lachlan and the team leaped up into the Formula Ford NSW State Championship.
“We had good results in 2017 and in 2018 we stepped up to the national series,” Lachlan said.
“We had a great year with some consistent results. I ended up taking fifth place out of 35 competitions in the national series.”
But Lachlan and the team aren’t content with their current success, they’ll be aiming higher next season.
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“It’s been a great year, hopefully we’ll be racing in the nationals next year and fighting for some top three results,” Lachlan said.
Lachlan may have accomplished a lot for a 15-year-old but on reflection he was most proud of his 2018 season and said the best was yet to come.
“I’ve had some great some results through my karting and car racing career but taking fifth in the national series was really cool, Lachlan said.
“It’s my first proper placing at any national level. That’s been a really great achievement.”
“My goal in my racing career is to race in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, where we are at the moment in the Formula Fords is a great proving ground.”
“A lot of past series champions in Formula Ford have gone on to race in V8 supercars and over 90 per cent of the V8 Supercars field has raced Formula Ford, we’re definitely in the right place and hopefully we’ll be top three in Formula Ford next season.”
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Guest speakers in attendance were Porsche Carrera Cup race driver Cameron Hill, Southern Highlands based Porsche GT3 team owner, Jose Fernandez and spokesperson for developing Southern Highlands mental heath organisation, ReFrame, Martin Lunetzburger.