Lachlan Mineeff is only 18 years old, but has already earned a reputation as a
Southern Highlands sporting star and an exciting Australian motor racing talent.
Lachlan began racing in karts at the age of 11. After competing in local and club
events, Lachlan made the progression to state and national competition where
he immediately recorded impressive results, finishing second in the NSW Junior
The following year, Lachlan won the NSW Junior Karting title, while also
recording top-10 results in the Australian Karting Championship. By virtue of his
top-notch performances, Lachlan was invited to compete in the exclusive Race
of Stars event on the Gold Coast in 2017.
That year also saw Lachlan making his first foray into car racing competition;
he participated in several Formula Ford test days, before contesting selected
rounds of the NSW Formula Ford Championship to gain experience on full-sized
circuits. 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 and his team stepped up to the seven-round Australian Formula Ford
Championship in 2018. In his rookie car-racing season at a national level,
Lachlan finished all the races with 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 the CHE Racing Team, 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 small family team have embarked on
a campaign in the highly-competitive TCR Australia Series, running their own
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.
With his outstanding career achievements, Lachlan Mineeff has established
himself as a star of the future and an inspiring role model for other young