The Team

Hometown:
Perth, WA

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Race Car Driver

Favourite movie:
Top Gun

Favourite racing memory:
First Super2 round win at Sandown

Brodie Kostecki

Driver

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Hometown:
Toowoomba, QLD

3 words to describe yourself:
Fun, energetic, positive

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Rugby player or Builder

Favourite racing memory:
Finishing 2nd in the Sandown co-driver race in 2019.

Will Brown

Driver

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Hometown:
Cowangie, VIC

Growing up, I wanted to be:
A race car driver

Favourite movie:
Days of Thunder

Favourite quote:
“Pain of discipline is nothing like pain of disappointment.”

Jack Perkins

Co-Driver

Hometown:
Lismore, NSW

3 words to describe yourself:
Motivated, Determined, Family-oriented

Favourite quote:
“When everything seems against you remember an airplane takes off against the wind not with it.”

Favourite racing memory:
Double podium on debut in GT Racing in Europe.

David Russell

Co-Driver

Betty Klimenko broke the mould when she entered the Supercars Championship in 2013.

Betty Klimenko

Team Owner

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Hometown:
Jindivick, VIC

3 words to describe yourself:
Driven, Competitive, Impatient

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Motorbike Racer

Favourite quote:
“If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

Barry Ryan

CEO

Hometown:
Cairns, QLD

3 words to describe yourself:
Passionate, ambitious, meticulous

Favourite quotes:
“If you look really closely, most overnight successes took a long time” – Steve Jobs.

Favourite racing memory:
2019 saw us take away best photo, best PR effort and best presented team and that’s something I am personally proud of.

Shannen Kiely

Managing Director

Hometown:
Tokoroa, New Zealand

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Fire Truck driver

Favourite movie:
Hotrod

Favourite racing memory:
Bathurst 2017

Brad Tremain (B1)

Crew Chief

Hometown:
Canberra, ACT

3 words to describe yourself:
Loyal, composed, diligent.

Favourite movie:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favourite quote:
“Bite off more than you can chew, and then chew like hell.” – Peter Brock

Tom Moore

Car 9 Race Engineer

Hometown:
Brisbane, QLD

Growing up, I wanted to be:
An Engineer

Favourite quote:
“You’re only as good as your last race”

Dream car:
Lambo Aventador

George Commins

Car 99 Race Engineer

Hometown:
Leeds, West Yorkshire

3 words to describe yourself:
Inquisitive, meticulous, cuddly

Growing up, I wanted to:
Take over my dad’s race team

Favourite quote:
“If you want to find the most efficient way to get something done, get someone lazy to do it.”

Wayne Mackie

Data Engineer

Hometown:
Sydney, NSW

3 words to describe yourself:
The class clown

Favourite movie:
Happy Gilmore

Favourite quote:
“364 more days till next years hockey trials, I gotta toughen up” – Happy Gilmore

Brad Packham (B2)

Chief Mechanic

Hometown:
Ballarat, VIC

Growing up, I wanted to be:
A Pilot

Favourite movie:
Top Gun

Dream PLANE:
P-51 Mustang

Brad Johnston (Johno)

Car 9 Mechanic/Machinist

Hometown:
Guildford, UK

3 words to describe yourself:
Grafter, funny, cheeky

Growing up, I wanted to be:
The person who changed the wheels on a F1 car.

Dream car:
Mclaren F1 GTR

Dave Gear

Car 99 Lead Mechanic

Hometown:
Gold Coast, QLD

3 words to describe yourself:
Larrikin, lanky, eyesight-impaired.

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Chef

Favourite quote:
“Well let me just quote the late – great Colonel Sanders, who said.. “I’m too drunk to taste this chicken” – Talladega Nights

Jordan Cummings

Car 99 Mechanic

Hometown:
Tantanoola, SA

Growing up I wanted to:
Work on race cars!

Favourite quote:
“Dreams don’t work unless you do”

Favourite racing memory:
All of the supercar rounds I have been part of!

Jack Michelson

Car 99 Mechanic

Hometown:
Nyora, VIC

3 words to describe yourself:
Understanding, relaxed, approachable.

Favourite quote:
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present”  (Kung Fu Panda)

Favourite racing memory:
Watching all the smiles and tears of my teammates after our Bathurst victory.

Nash Jennings

Mechanic

Hometown:
Sunbury, VIC

3 words to describe yourself:
Honest, workaholic, loyal

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Vet

Favourite movie:
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

James White

Fabricator/Tyre Technician

Hometown:
Nyora, VIC

3 words to deceive yourself:
Fun, caring, loyal.

Favourite quote:
“Tell him he’s dreaming!”

Dream Car:
1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Tim Jennings

Transport Driver/Tyre Technician

Hometown:
Langwarrin, VIC

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Train driver

Favourite movie:
Back to the Future series

Dream car:
Ford XB coupe

Michael McGrath

Army Mechanic

Hometown:
Wodonga, VIC

3 words:
Happy, grub, optimist.

Dream job:
Mechanic, just like my Dad.

Favourite racing memory:
2021 Bathurst 500, the first time I worked on a race car!

Maddison Kaindl

Army Mechanic

Hometown:
Adelaide, SA

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Anything involving cars or a stuntman

Favourite quote:
“you can easily judge a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him” Malcolm S Forbes

Favourite racing memory:
Pole position in Macau GT Cup 2013, massive effort by the little team from Australia.

Damien Allen

Workshop Manager

Hometown:
Melbourne, VIC

Growing up, I wanted to be:
Racing car driver

Favourite movie:
Oceans 11 (all of them really)

Favourite quote:
“Living the dream every day of the week.”

Paul Thompson

Commercial Manager

Hometown:
Jindivick, VIC

3 words to describe yourself:
Honest, loud, perfectionist.

Growing up, I wanted to be:
A celebrity

Favourite racing memory:
Dad doing a shoey on the podium at Bathurst 2017.

Charlie Ryan

Communications Assistant

Hometown:
I’ve had too many to list.

Growing up, I wanted to be:
a Vet

Favourite movie:
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Favourite racing memory:
When Erebus took out victory in the Bathurst 12hr GT3 race in 2013, what a race that was!

Tania Small

Accounts extraordinaire

Hometown:
Ringwood, VIC

3 words to describe yourself:
Determined, strong, loyal.

Dream car:
1980 Holden Gemini TE Sedan

Favourite racing memory:
2011 Bathurst, winning by .3s and being at the track to celebrate with the team.

Jessica Stokes

Travel, Membership & Sales Coordinator

Hometown:
Maryborough, QLD

3 words to deceive yourself:
Driven, determined, shopaholic.

Favourite Movie:
The Notebook

Dream Car:
Range Rover Evoque

Loretta Ryan

Head Chef