20-year-old Lachlan Mineeff has become well established as a Southern Highlands sporting star and an exciting Australian motor racing talent.
Lachlan began racing in karts at the age of 9. After competing in local and club events, Lachlan made the progression to state and national competition where he immediately recorded impressive results, winning the NSW Junior Karting Title in 2016.
The following season, Lachlan made his first foray into car racing competiton, contesting selected rounds of the NSW Formula Ford Championship with the front-running CHE Racing Team. His victory in the final round of the championship saw him equalling the record for the youngest-ever Formula Ford race winner in Australia.
Lachlan stepped up to the seven-round Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2018. In his rookie car-racing season at a national level, Lachlan finished every single race and recorded a best result of fourth, his consistency earning him a creditable fifth place in the championship standings.
The 2019 season was even better, Lachlan winning two rounds of the championship at The Bend and Sandown, while he and his co-driver Tom Sargent became the youngest-ever combination to finish at major endurance race at Mount Panorama when they teamed up in a Toyota 86 at the Bathurst 6 Hour. Lachlan’s success was rewarded by CHE Racing, who facilitated a test in their Porsche Carrera Cup car at Wakefield Park.
While the COVID-19 pandemic saw many motorsport categories placed into a state of suspension during 2020, Mineeff kept himself sharp with appearances in some of Australia’s top online sim racing series, winning races in the hotly-contested ARG eSport Cup.
For the 2021 season, Mineeff and his family-run Purple Sector Racing team embarked on a campaign in the highly-competitive TCR Australia Series, running a Volkswagen Golf. Mineeff made his series debut at Phillip Island, finishing in the top 10 in his first-ever race in the category, despite no experience in the car prior to the race meeting. His efforts were recognised by the 88 Racing outfit, who gave him a test in their spectacular S5000 open-wheeler.
Lachlan and Tom also returned to the Bathurst 6 Hour, winning Class D and finishing an incredible 15th outright.
In 2022, Lachlan continued his TCR program, switching to an Audi RS3 and achieving numerous top 10 race finishes. He also tested a Matt Stone Racing V8 Supercar.
For 2023, Mineeff has remained in TCR, scoring his maiden podium finish in the season opener at Symmons Plains.
With his outstanding career achievements, Lachlan Mineeff has established himself as a star of the future and an inspiring role model for other young citizens.