Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Speeding to the Whitsundays for a whirlwind visit before his next race on the Queensland Race Way is professional racing car driver, Nick Lange, who will be attending the Fraser Ford Revvin’ the Reef car show on Saturday.
A previous Whitsunday local, Nick lived in Airlie Beach for 15 years and loves returning to the region to give back to the community and say thank you to his local sponsors.
On the day, he will be parked outside KC’s Bar and Grill with his brand-new Chevvy Camaro, one of 100 cars of this kind that participate in Production Car Racing in Australia.
Nick is a self-funded motor enthusiast who has worked his way up the ranks to compete alongside some of the best racers in the country.
“It’s good to be up against the big names now,’ he said.
“To be rubbing shoulders with the best of the best is pretty awesome!”
Nick started his career in the early 2000s and worked his way up to driving in Production Car Racing, competing in the Bathurst 12-hour endurance race.
He has also worked as support crews for the V8 Super Cars and travelled the country for the sport.
He is now looking forward to bringing it home for the Whitsunday community and excited to participate in this weekend’s car show.
“I’ve got heaps of posters to sign and giveaway,” he said.
“And I’ll be happy to answer any questions about the motorsports industry, let people sit in the car and get a photo with me.”
Professional racing car driver, Nick Lange. Photo supplied