The Eastern Creek Karts Race Team has released their latest project.
The Garry Holt led operation will field a car in the new Toyota 86 Racing Series – a five round series run alongside the V8 Supercars series.
Having been the most dominant production car racing team over the last 10 years, the team will be looking to achieve a similar level of dominance on the 86 series field.
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The Eastern Creek Karts Race Team has released their latest project. The Garry Holt led operation will field a car in the new Toyota 86 Racing Series – a five round series run alongside the V8 Supercars series...
Sydney-sider Garry Holt has completed the maiden shakedown of his Eastern Creek Karts Toyota 86 Racing Series machine at the Norwell Motorplex in Queensland...
Team: Eastern Creek Karts Race Team
Sponsors: Eastern Creek Karts, ATA
Racing Number: 20
Hobbies: Sailing, Game Fishing and Snow-Skiing
Garry Holt is one of Australia’s most versatile all round sportspeople;
Australian Snow Ski Team representative racing in international downhill events in the 1970’s
1st Australian Mogul Snow Skiing Champion
1st Australian Grass Skiing Champion
14 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Races
Allan Bond’s biggest sponsor in 1983 America’s Cup
Produced Award Winning Film about the America’s Cup win – Aussie Assault
3 Bathurst 1000 starts, twice Bathurst 12 Hour winner
Developed Eastern Creek Karting Raceway
4 Australian Production Car Championships
Owner, Manager & Driver of the most dominant Production Car Racing Team in Australia over the last 10 years
Favourite International Race Categories: Formula 1 & Indycar
Favourite International Race Car: Mercedes AMG GT GT3
Favourite Australian Race Category: V8 Supercars
Favourite Australian Race Car: Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway Toyota 86
Garry Holt owns, manages and drives the most dominant Production Car Racing team seen in Australia over the last decade. The team has recorded four Championship victories and four Series runner-up results since 2006, coupled with two Bathurst 12 Hour race wins.
Garry’s also started the V8 Supercar Bathurst 1000 on three occasions. With his success in Sailing, Skiing and Game Fishing, Garry enables the Series’ he races in to generate a broad range of media angles in a variety of publications.
He enjoys telling a good story, is always good for a quote and he regularly makes available his assets – such as Eastern Creek Karting Raceway and the racecar available for media.
He enters the Toyota 86 Racing Series with a car built and prepared by Paul Morris Motorsports. He only knows how to go racing one way – and that is to ensure the car is prepared to an exacting standard, which will deliver the best outcomes for he as a driver – and the team’s sponsors. Garry’s team’s results over the last decade reflect this.
In the sport of karting, Garry has a long and well respected history. Eastern Creek Karting Raceway is Sydney’s premier corporate sports entertainment venue and on the grassroots racing side, one of Australia’s premier racetracks.
Garry has dedicated himself to giving back to motorsport in Sydney through assisting many young drivers on their motorsport career pathways.
2 x Bathurst 12 Hour Outright Winner (2007, 2010)
3 x Bathurst 12 Hour Class Winner
2 x Australian Production Car Champion (2007, 2010)
1 x Australian GTP Championship (forerunner to Manufacturer’s Championship) (2006)
1 x Australian Manufacturer’s Champion (2013)
3 x Runner Up Australian Production Car Championship (2008, 2009, 2011)
1 x Runner Up Australian Manufacturers Championship (2014)
3 x Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars starts
3 x V8 Supercar Development Series seasons
“It would be great to win another title, but there is plenty of competition in the Toyota 86 Racing Series. There are especially some highly rated youngsters – if I can be competitive against them and show a couple of them a few tricks now and then I’d be very happy.“
“Travelling the country, spending time with good people and being part of a professional racing series with strong media support where you can give sponsors a great return on investment are the enjoyable parts of motorsport for me.”