Former racer Lucas Dumbrell remains the youngest team owner in the V8 Supercar Championship Series as he enters his sixth year at the helm of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
At the tender age of 19, Dumbrell made history and established the team after an accident in a Formula Ford at Oran Park in late 2008 left him a quadriplegic and stripped him of his life long dream of competing in V8 Supercars as a driver.
Dumbrell, who had raced in Aussie Racing Cars and Formula Ford, didn’t lose his passion for motorsport and purchased a Racing Entitlements Contract from the now-defunct Sprint Gas Racing and arranged an alliance with Walkinshaw Racing, who provided a car, engines and technical support for LDM’s first two seasons.
With the likes of Daniel Gaunt, Cameron McConville, Mark Noske, Nathan Pretty, Warren Luff, Scott Pye, Dean Fiore, Russell Ingall and Tim Blanchard – all of who have been given the opportunity to steer for the Holden based team.
LDM had their most successful year yet in 2016, with Nick Percat and Andre Heimgartner as their two pilots.
Percat scored LDM’s first podium win at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, as well as finished 3rd at the iconic Supercheap Bathurst 1000 with experienced co – driver, Cameron McConville.
As well as competing in the main game series, 2016 saw LDM busier than ever as they took on young – gun Alex Rullo in the Dunlop series – where he finished 17th for the year, and Alex’s Father, Peter Rullo who competed in the Australian GT Championship, racing his Lamborghini Gallardo.
Stay tuned for our 2017 line up!