LMQ Driver Profiles

Michael Jenner (Spud) Caboolture

Car number: 0

Chassis: Rocket
Engine: 430ci
Sponsors: Elite Mechanical 4x4, Laird Race Engines
Years racing: 21 years
Racing Heroes: John Leslight
Occupation: Mechanic
Favourite Track: Gympie

Peter Jenner Gladstone

Car number: 05
Chassis: Rayburn
Sponsors: Elite Mechanical 4x4
Years racing: DEBUT
Racing heroes: Alex Jenner, Michael Jenner, Steve Jordan
Favourite track: Carina Speedway, Bundaberg
Occupation: Stay at home Dad
Crew members: Carley, Dad, AJ, Spud
Favourite Track: Carina
Why Late Models: The fun and the adrenaline rush

Drew Lawrence Brisbane

Car number: 5

Chassis: Rocket
Engine: 385ci Chevrolet
Sponsors: Phil Laird Motorsport
Years racing: 5 years in circuit racing, debut in speedway
Racing Heroes:
Occupation: Engineer
Crew members: Phil Laird, Tim Laird
Why Late Models: My Dad raced speedway years ago and after working with Phil Laird through circuit racing, I had an opportunity to give the Late Model ago and I couldn't say no

Alex Jenner (Slack) Biggenden
Car number and why: 6, because its been on all my racecars
Chassis: Rocket
Engine: 430ci small block Chevrolet
Sponsors: Elite Mechanical
Years racing: 23 years
Racing Heroes: John Leslight and Allan Butcher
Occupation: Retired
Crew Members: Friends and family
Why Late Models: The speed and exhilaration
AJ Jenner  Biggenden
Car number and why: 6, Dads race number
Chassis: Rocket
Engine: 430ci small block Chevrolet
Sponsors: Elite Mechanical, Laird Motorsport
Years racing: DEBUT
Crew Members: Friends and family

Timothy Laird Caboolture

Car number and why: 13, born on Friday 13th

Chassis: Rayburn
Engine: 430ci Chevrolet
Sponsors: Laird Motorsports, Phil Laird Race Engines, Lachlan Onley Transport Services, Elite Mechanical 4x4
Years racing: 5
Racing Heroes: Lachlan Onley, Darren Kane
Occupation: Owner/Race engineer at Laird Motorsports
Crew members: Phil Laird, Bec Bray, Jack Laird

Favourite Track: Carina & Toowoomba
Why Late Models: It’s very raw and fast paced. You have to give it everything as a                                                                                                          driver for the car to work and pay you back with results.

Aaron 'Double A' Van Zeeland Brisbane

Car number: 22

Chassis: Warrior Race Car

Engine: 366ci Chevrolet
Sponsors: Pennant Commercial Equipment, Maman Bar and Kitchen, Naami Bar, All height access
Years racing: 16 Years
Racing Heroes: Chad Reed, Marcos Ambrose
Occupation: Sheet Metal Fabricator
Crew members: Mum, Dad, Kirstin and Bruce

Favourite track: Gympie Speedway
Why Late Models: Because it's the fastest sedan class in the world

Christopher Carlish Caboolture
Car number: 25
Chassis: Rayburn
Engine: 406ci alloy Chevrolet
Sponsors: Dirtx tyre, Tullboro Speedway store
Years racing: DEBUT
Occupation: Rental car service
Racing Heroes: Tony Stewart
Crew Members: Paul Carlish
Why Late Models: Because they're the number 1 class in the world

Carter Armstrong (Caloundra Kid) Caloundra
Car number: 35
Chassis: Revolution Racecar
Engine: 430ci Jay Dickens
Sponsors: Carline Mufflers Caloundra, Harrison's Mechanical, M&N Car Carriers
Years racing: 10
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Favourite track: Toowoomba, Bundaberg & Dubbo
Crew Members: Dad (Frank), Kenz
Why Late Models: Being a purpose built car, once you get the weight right they're easy to drive with little input from the steering wheel

Allen 'Schultzy' Schultz Beerwah
Car number: 55
Chassis: '07 Victory Circle
Engine: 366ci Chevrolet stroker
Sponsors: AMS Mechanical, JAS Painting, Barney's exhaust & mechanical
Years racing: 37
Occupation: Owner operator of mechanical workshop
Favourite Track: Maryborough
Crew Members: My sons Josh and Ryan
Why Late Models: Because the grip and speed of the cars

Owner: Brodie Tulloch Brisbane

Car number: 74

Chassis: Rocket
Engine: 430ci
Sponsors: Tullboro Race Store - Motorsport Rentals, DirtX Tyres

Previous Drivers: TJ Horne, Chris Corbett

The Q74 car is a car for lease through the Tullboro Race Store Motorsport Rentals team. If you can be behind the wheel of this Late Model out any of next rounds by heading to their Facebook page and finding out more

Steve Van Zeeland Hope Island

Car number: 77

Engine: 436 Clements Chevrolet
Sponsors: Pennant Commercial Catering Equipment
Years racing: 31 years
Racing Heroes: Peter Brock

Favourite track: Toowoomba Speedway
Occupation: Managing Director

Crew members: Bruce Luxford, Ian Ducat
Why Late Models: The speed and the way they get up on the bars

Owner: Phil Laird 

Car number: 91

Chassis: Dominator Gen 2
Engine: 420ci Ford
Sponsors: Phil Laird Race Engines
Years racing: 30 years

Occupation: Mechanic/Engine builder
Crew members: Phil Laird, Jack Laird, Tim Laird

Previous Drivers: Gary Pagel, Michael Jenner