- Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
Former racer Lucas Dumbrell remains the youngest team owner in the Virgin Australia Supercar Championship as
he enters his eighth year at the helm of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
Last year was a breakthrough season for the minnow squad, with Nick Percat earning the team’s first Supercars race win in a stressful Sunday race at the season opening Clipsal 500.
LDM and Percat featured on the podium again at the prestigious Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with Cameron McConville coming back as co-driver after racing for the squad several years before.
At the tender age of 19, Dumbrell made history and established his team, after an accident in late 2008 in a Formula Ford at Oran Park left him a quadriplegic and stripped him of his life-long dream of competing as a Supercars driver.
Dumbrell, who had raced in Aussie Racing Cars and Formula Ford, didn’t lose his passion for motorsport and purchased
a Racing Entitlements Contract from the now-defunct Sprint Gas Racing and arranged an alliance with Walkinshaw
Racing, who provided a car, engines and technical support for LDM’s first two seasons.
The team upgraded to run two cars in 2015 and further expanded last year to field young gun Alex Rullo in the Supercars Dunlop Super2 Series and Peter Rullo’s Lamborghini in the GT Championship.