#88 stephen mclaine

Age: 58    Hometown: Gosford, NSW    Occupation: Self Employed Motor Mechanic


Who builds your engine?

Ric Shaw Performance

What year model is your rx8?


car colour?

Red, Black, Yellow, White


who's in your pit crew?

Shannon McLaine Hayley Gaskin Wade Fleming


rx8 cup experience

Contested every round since it’s inception at Winton in late 2017. Placed second in 2018 Championship, was leading 2019 Championship before falling ill at Round 3 at Tailem Bend and can no longer race. My son Shannon finished off the 2019 season and will compete in Season 2020.

most memorable racing experience?

Running my own team at Bathurst in 1994 with Ric Shaw heading my driver lineup.
Finishing second in the inaugural Mazda RX8 Cup Championship in 2018.

other racing experience?

Began racing in 1984 in a Mini Cooper S in Appendix J, moved to racing Formula Vee in 1986 winning the Division Two Championship in my first year. Late 80’s and early 90’s competed in Formula Vee, Street Sedans and many HSV Super Sprints with much success. Built our first VL Walkinshaw V8 Supercar in 1992, running the East Coast rounds of the ATCC in 1992 and 1993 as well as our first Bathurst 1000 in 1993 with my brother in law Glenn Mason. 1994 purchased an ex Lansvale Smash Repairs VP Commodore and ran the Bathurst 1000 for the first time with my own privateer team where Ric Shaw was my lead driver in his first run at the mountain. Was heavily involved in karting with my son Shannon for 10 years up until the move away to join the Mazda RX8 Cup Series

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