Driver Profiles

Kaide Lehmann Car 26

Nickname:

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Star Sign: Pisces

Suburb/Town: Bendigo

Occupation: Sales Rep

Crew Chief: Daniel Cooper

Team Members: Daniel Cooper

Sponsors: Bendigo Door Centre, Bendigo Specialist Brake & Clutch

Best Result: Round Win

Interest outside Motorsport: Camping & Spending time with the family

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Steak

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Song: Hotel Califonia

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Too many to list

Jaylyn Robotham Car 29

Nickname: Jay

Marital Status:

Children:

Star Sign: Libra

Suburb/Town: Lancefield

Occupation: student

Crew Chief: David Burns

Team Members: David Burn, David Robotham, Aythyn Robotham

Sponsors: Pedders Heidelberg, brown Davis, Lucas oil, Cycle House, immaculate image solutions, Doria Bros Transport and Lancefield bakery

Best Result: 1st (SA)

Interest outside Motorsport: Motorsport Graphic designing

Favourite Track: Winton Motor Raceway

Favourite Food: Maccas

Favourite Colour: Green

Favourite Movie: Senna

Favourite Song:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:
I was only 14 by 1 week at the last round at Phillip Island last year

Daniel Cooper Car 27

Nickname: Handbags

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2 Boys Max 5 Henry 2

Star Sign: Cancer

Suburb/Town: Maiden Gully Bendigo

Occupation: Account Manager Victoria, Tasmania, M-Elec LED Lighting

Crew Chief: Me because no one else will do it.

Team Members: Bendigo Door Centre Racing, Kaide Lemann 26

Sponsors: Bendigo Door Centre, Exflo Hospitality Supplies, Bendigo Specialist Brake and Clutch, M-Elec LED Lighting.

Best Result: 5th Winton Motor Raceway. Qualifying 3rd Sandown Raceway.

Interest outside Motorsport: Family, MTB Riding, Cooking

Favourite Track: Winton

Favourite Food: Home Made Wood Fired Pizza

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Movie: Shooter

Favourite Song: Hilltop Hoods - 1955

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Bryan Griffiths Car 19

Nickname: Bry

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Star Sign: Leo

Suburb/Town: Traralgon

Occupation: Spare Parts Manager

Crew Chief: Shane Griffiths

Team Members: 4 (Bryan, Shane, Wayde Griffiths, Gavin Dunn)

Sponsors: Arrow Linemarking, HCM Constructions, O’Connells Tyres, S&S Hire,
Gippsland Signs, Orrs Automotive, Vella’s Panel Works

Best Result: 6th Sandown 2015

Interest outside Motorsport: AFL, Cricket, Automotive Industry

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Pot & Parma

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: Skyfall

Favourite Song: Wonderwall - Oasis

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Bruce Phillips Car 15

Nickname: Schooner

Marital Status: As good as

Children: 2 inherited ones

Star Sign: Taurus

Suburb/Town: Briar Hill

Occupation: IT administrator

Crew Chief: Me!

Team Members: Me!

Sponsors: TrailerTec trailers

Best Result: Finished!

Interest outside Motorsport: Bike riding, beer brewing and drinking it.

Favourite Track: PI

Favourite Food: Vietnamese

Favourite Colour: Orange

Favourite Movie: Blade Runner

Favourite Song: Jesus built my hot rod/Ministry

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: vice president of the Hyundai racing association of Victoria.

Nick Scarcella Car 97

Nickname:Stickers

Marital Status:Married

Children:2

Star Sign: Libra

Suburb/Town:Langwarrin

Occupation:Owner- Scarcella Designz & Directior - Phillip Island Auto Racing Club

Crew Chief:Daniel McMahon

Team Members:Matt Bender,Ian Sterry,Dean Pendlebury, Rhys Llewellyn,Brad Rodwell,Danica & Zahra Scarcella,Riley Balcombe.

Sponsors:Würth Australia, Scarcella Designz, Code12 Towing, Redneck Engineering.

Best Result: 2013 Victorian 6 Hour winner, 6th 2013 Victorian sport sedan championship

Interest outside Motorsport: work and car restorations.

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food:Pizza

Favourite Colour:Red

Favourite Movie:Back & Forward

Favourite Song:The never ending sigh

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Ben Bargwanna Car 35

Nickname: Bargs

Marital Status: single

Children: none

Star Sign: Aries

Suburb/Town: Warragul

Occupation: student

Crew Chief: mum

Team Members: 4

Sponsors: Valvoline, Red Rooster

Best Result: 2nd vic championship 2016 in go karts / 2nd in first round of 2017 series x3 nsw championship excels

Interest outside Motorsport: Basketball

Favourite Track: Sandown

Favourite Food: Chicken

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Movie: Rush

Favourite Song: tidal wave-posso

Trei Kontjonis Car 31

Nickname: Treiddles (tray-dells)

Marital Status: Single.

Children: None that I know of

Star Sign: Scorpio

Suburb/Town: Keilor, Victoria

Occupation: Panel Shop Manager & Tow Truck Driver

Crew Chief: Neil Carless

Team Members: Neil Carless, Will Harvey

Sponsors: Western General Bodyworks Group, BlingMaster Australia, Flowers By Brett Matthew John, Brolga Design, Somerset Spares, Speedway Auto Parts.

Best Result: Yet to Happen.

Interest outside Motorsport: Traveling and Patting Dogs.

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Pasta

Favourite Colour: Candy Apple Red

Favourite Movie: The Usual Suspects

Favourite Song: Don’t Stop Believing By Journey.

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: I study law part time, have a masters of conflict resolution and absolutely cannot stand pineapple on pizza.

Michael Clemente Car 33

Nickname: Mickey

Marital Status:

Children:

Star Sign: Taurus

Suburb/Town: Point Cook

Occupation: Student

Crew Chief: Danny

Team Members: Danny Clemente, Domonic Albenese

Sponsors: Hi Tech Oils, Burger Barrage Game

Best Result: 9th in first round at Phillip Island 2016

Interest outside Motorsport: Fitness
Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Steak

Favourite Colour: Black

Favourite Movie: Rush

Favourite Song:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Enjoy the beach and riding the Sea-doo, jumping waves. Love the people you meet when at race tracks and enjoy the atmosphere of racing.

Nathan Blight Car 12

Nickname: Bambam

Marital Status: married

Children: 1 on the way

Star Sign: D grade celebrity

Suburb/Town: Officer

Occupation: Construction Supervisor

Crew Chief: N/a

Team Members: Neville Blight

Sponsors: Nj Blight Motorsport

Best Result: 1st

Interest outside Motorsport: what coul be more interesting than motorsport...

Favourite Track: phillip island

Favourite Food: Pesto chicken pasta

Favourite Colour: Green - because is means go go go!!

Favourite Movie: Days of Thunder

Favourite Song: Soundtrack to Days of Thunder

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: all interesting facts have been covered above. ; )
Best of luck to all competitors this year.

Neville Blight Car 10

Nickname: pensioner

Marital Status: married

Children: 3

Star Sign: Jupiter?

Suburb/Town: berwick

Occupation: Semi retired

Crew Chief: N/a

Team Members: Nathan Blight

Sponsors: Nj Blight Motorsport

Best Result: 2nd

Interest outside Motorsport: spending time with my grandchildren

Favourite Track: Sandown

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: any of the Bond movies

Favourite Song: something from 1920

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: keen eye for property investment

Danai Holst (Danny) Car 69

Nickname: Danny

Marital Status: single

Children: none

Star Sign: Capricorn

Suburb/Town: Oakleigh

Occupation: Procurement

Crew Chief: Danny

Team Members: Danny

Sponsors: none

Best Result: Morgan Park Qld 1.38.3

Interest outside Motorsport: Fishing; Travelling

Favourite Track: Morgan Park Qld

Favourite Food: Potato Fritters

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: Fast and Furious Series

Favourite Song:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: born and raised in Namibia (country next to South Africa) travelled to 63 countries, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (highest free standing mountain in the world 5495m);
Started racing in 2015 as a one man team - still a one man team 🙂

Ashleigh Kerwood. Car 39

Nickname:Ash.

Marital Status: Single.

Children: 1 dog named Sheldon.

Star Sign: Taurus.

Suburb/Town: Eltham.

Occupation: Student.

Crew Chief: David Kerwood.

Team Members: Stephan Kerwood & Andrew Jackman.

Sponsors: CSB project management group

Best Result: 10 years of kart racing and 4th place overall in junior performance in Victoria in 2015.

Interest outside Motorsport: I love to listen to music and play video games and when i get the chance to I love to ride my mountain bike along the Yarra River.

Favourite Track: Winton and Geelong kart track.

Favourite Food: Beef ramen noodle soup.

Favourite Colour: Red.

Favourite Song: Shelter by Porter Robinson and Madeon.

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: I am currently studying year 11 at Eltham High School. My goal is to get into Automotive engineering at RMIT. I went to Japan in 2016 and had an amazing time visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Kerry Bright Car 45

Nickname: Kex

Marital Status: One day....if she's good

Children: 5 The Brady Bunch.

Star Sign: Taurus.

Suburb/Town: Kilsyth

Occupation: Heavy Machine Operator

Crew Chief: Kristy, Wayne

Team Members: Kylie, Karly, Kristy, Talon, Marlin, Kyah, Wayne

Sponsors: J-Jet Automotive, P&H Earthworks, Bright Racing, Pedders Heidelberg

Best Result: 3rd in HQ Championship, Rookie of the year in HQ's

Interest outside Motorsport:Family, drag racing my Harley

Favourite Track: Nurburgring Germany The Norde Schielfe

Favourite Food: Chinese

Favourite Colour:

Favourite Song: Anything by Metallica or ACDC

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Dion Gretgrix Car 79

Nickname:

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Star Sign: Scorpio

Suburb/Town: Williams Landing

Occupation: Engineer / Director of Raceline

Crew Chief: Darryl

Team Members: Lili, Tobias & Mia

Sponsors: Raceline Motorsport Racewear

Best Result: First Race in the Excel Series

Interest outside Motorsport: Motorsport, Waterskiiing,

Favourite Track: Sandown

Favourite Food: Thai

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Movie:

Favourite Song:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Troy Musto Car 86

Nickname: Thor

Marital Status:

Children:

Star Sign:

Suburb/Town: South Morang

Occupation: Fitter and Turner

Crew Chief: Daminan Garaploi

Team Members:

Sponsors: Capital Discount Tyres

Best Result: 4th in the Vic Excel Racing Championship series in 2015

Interest outside Motorsport: Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Cycling, Golf, Kayaking

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Cookies

Favourite Colour: Orange,Blue

Favourite Movie: Dodgeball

Favourite Song: Anything from Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Used to be a goal keeper for 10 years playing indoor and outdoor soccer. Always have really bad luck, with everything.

Wayne Milburn Car 68

Nickname:

Marital Status: Married

Children:

Star Sign: Aires

Suburb/Town: Somerville

Occupation: Owner/Director of auto parts business: Brakes and More and co-owner/operator URACEIT simulators.

Crew Chief: Self

Team Members: Karl Neilson

Sponsors: Brakes and More/URACEIT/Scarcella Design/Exedy/RDA/Liqui Molly/Alfano/Pedders Heidelberg

Best Result: Speedway: Wingless Sprint Ballarat Track Champion.

Interest outside Motorsport: My 1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod

Favourite Track: (dirt track) Warrnambool

Favourite Food: pasta

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: The Transporter

Favourite Song: Too many to mention

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Competed in ballroom dancing championship

Neil Haesler Car 77

Nickname: Radar

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2 girls

Star Sign: Pieces

Suburb/Town: Cranbourne

Occupation: Transport & Storage director/Wild life rescue (snake catcher)

Crew Chief:

Team Members:

Sponsors: Amax removals and storage, Cave Hill engines, IMS motorsport, Tint a Car Lilydale.

Best Result: 7th outright 2016, 3rd 2017 Enduro

Interest outside Motorsport: Cars, motorbikes, wildlife

Favourite Track: Phillip Island

Favourite Food: Mexican

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Song:

Favourite Movie:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Racing cars since 2014, sports sedans, sprints

Nathan Bell Car 36

Nickname: Nagga

Marital Status: Separated

Children: 2 Tye 7 and Abbey 5

Star Sign: Aries

Suburb/Town: Narre Warren South

Occupation: Assistant parts manager

Crew Chief: Anthony Munday

Team Members: Dad/Tye/Abbey/Matt/Wade/Gav/TK

Sponsors: Carrera Automotive, Joust Racewear, Beekay Motors

Best Result: 1st Place Winton 300 with Gav Stubbs, Winton 300 2016

Interest outside My kids

Favourite Track: Winton

Favourite Food: Parma

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Song: Holly Grail

Favourite Movie: Days of Thinder

Other Interesting Facts about yoursel

Pascal Neitzner Car 20

Marital Status: Single

Children: 0

Star Sign: Capricorn

Suburb/Town: Pakenham

Occupation: Third Year Auto Electrician

Crew Chief: Pascal Neitzner

Team Members: Helen Neitzner, Joshua Caleb, Alexander Borg, Brock Harvey

Sponsors: Ventura: Dandenong Workshop, Le Mans Go Karts, Mortgage Life Home Loans

Best Result: 18th at Round 1 Sandown 2017

Interest outside Motorsport: Full on commitment to racing

Favourite Track: Sandown

Favourite Food: Chicken Parmigiana

Favourite Colour: Black

Favourite Movie: Are We Officially Dating

Favourite Song: Usher – You Make Me Wanna…

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:
No racing experience other than hire karting, always driven automatic cars so I’ve jumped straight into the deep end. Eager to learn and taking on all the experience and advice from all my fellow Excel Drivers.

Romalyo Stancio Car 32

Nickname: Romy

Marital Status: `

Children: 1

Star Sign: Leo

Suburb/Town: Geelong

Occupation: Manager/Mechanic

Crew Chief:

Team Members:

Sponsors: Me 🙁

Best Result: No1 (LOL)

Interest outside Motorsport: Anything with a motor

Favourite Track:

Favourite Food: pizza

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: Fast and Furious

Favourite Song:

Other Interesting Facts about yourself:

Jordyn Sinni Car 44

Nickname: Sinni

Marital Status:

Children:

Star Sign: Scorpio

Suburb/Town: Wantirna South

Occupation: Student

Crew Chief: Paul (Dad)

Team Members: Paul, Alex Sinni

Sponsors: Exel Building Services, Vermont tyres and more, Levo audio

Best Result: 4th at first ever Excel race

Interest outside Motorsport: Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tennis

Favourite Track: Sandown

Favourite Food: Butter Chicken

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Song: Thunderstruck

Favourite Movie: Rush

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Multiple go kart state champion, Australian go kart champion, Junior Top Gun Champion, Vic Allstar Champion.

Brett Page Car 92

Nickname: Pagey

Marital Status: Single

Children: 0

Star Sign: Cancer

Suburb/Town: Wantirna south

Occupation: Cabinet maker

Crew Chief: Dave burn

Team Members: Nick, David , Lou , Dave burn

Sponsors: Dad (David Page), IGS (innovative glass solutions), Penrite oil, Pedders Heidelberg, Faraday west, Brown Davis automotive, Casey accident repairs, Buzzy barber, Immaculate image solutions,
Brakes and more

Best Result: 18th sandown 2017 (1st race)

Interest outside Motorsport: AFL, music, motocross, travelling

Favourite Track: sandown ( until I drive at Phillip island 😜)

Favourite Food: Spag Bol or Anything that I don't have to cook.

Favourite Colour: I'm colour blind , so no idea!

Favourite Movie: TITANIC!

Favourite Song: Eminem - square dance (or anything by Eminem)

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: I was born purple with my umbilical cord around my neck, I've won many state and local motocross races and championships, 2017 is my first season racing 4 wheels, I wouldn't be racing if I wasn't for my dad 👌😊

David page Car 92

Nickname: Wasn't me

Marital Status: Taken

Children: 3

Star Sign: Taurus

Suburb/Town: Upper Ferntree gully

Occupation: Carpenter

Crew Chief: Loui

Team Members: Brett, Loui, Nick

Sponsors:
Myself ( designer screens)
IGS (innovative glass solutions)
Penrite oil
Pedders Heidelberg
Faraday west
Brown davis automotive
Casey accident repairs
Buzzy barber
Immaculate image solutions
Brakes and more

Best Result: Most improved HQ ( 1999)
1st place HQ Calder park ( 2003 )
2nd Phillip island saloon car ( vic state series)

Interest outside Motorsport: AFL, nascar

Favourite Track: Phillip island and Calder park ( thunderdome )

Favourite Food: Roast lamb

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Movie: Saving private ryan

Favourite Song: Anything rock

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: Played Australian rules football most of my younger years, started Motorsport at a tender age of 32 years old.

Robert Dowel Car 24

Nickname: Robbo

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Star Sign: Scorpio

Suburb/Town: Koo Wee Rup

Occupation: Mechanic

Crew Chief: Robyn Dowel

Team Members:

Sponsors: Me: About Auto, Munier.com.au, Maxflow filters

Best Result: Clubman gokart 3rd

Interest outside Motorsport: Fishinf, Jet Skiing, Motorcycling (Harley)

Favourite Track: Philip Island

Favourite Food: Chips

Favourite Colour: Bluack

Favourite Movie: FCars

Favourite Song: Wish you were here (Pink Floyd)

Other Interesting Facts about yourself: