Mark, aged 25, has had his sights set on V8 Supercars for over 5 years.
In 2006 Mark joined Melbourne-based V8 supercar team Tony D’Alberto Racing (TDR) to get his first taste of the category. After a 10 round initiation with TDR in ‘06 and ‘07, Mark’s West Coast Racing team will operate its own team.
Mark has handled the step from Formula Ford, a lighter, less powerful race car, to the extremely competitive V8 Supercars with maturity, scoring number of top-ten results already.
While on-track performance is important for Mark’s career it is also important that he presents well to the public and sponsors in order to attract the attention needed to continue in the sport.
Mark has all the right attributes to make a successful driver – skill, personality, presentation, fitness, and dedication to this long-term goals.
Part way through a short-term plan, Mark’s aim is for Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series success before moving into the top V8 Supercar category in the near future.
If the past is any indication there is no doubt Mark will reach his goals.
Glenn, aged 27, will make the step from state Formula Ford racing to the ‘rough and tumble’ world of the Australia-wide V8 Ute Series in 2008.
Glenn’s experience stems back a number of years, being focused more recently on the Western Australian Formula Ford Championship. In 2007 Glenn finished 2nd in the Series.
An experienced campaigner who had numerous podium finishes at one of the most gruelling tracks in the nation, WA’s Barbagallo, Glenn is now ready to take on the nation in the V8 Utes.
Toughness is important in V8 Ute racing and Glenn has shown that he is able to match it with the best of them when the chips are down.
Although it will be a new experience for Glenn, he is more than ready to take up the challenge and there is no doubt he will give the established competitors a run for their money in 2008.