Place of Birth:-Maryborough
Lives:-Daisy Hill, Brisbane
Marital Status:-Married, Wendy
Hobbies:-Keeping up to date with news, listening to music, driving cars
Favourite Driver:-Rodney Forbes
Person most like to meet:-Kylie Minogue
First Race Car:-LC GTR Torana
Favourite Track:-Mt. Panorama, Bathurst
Best sporting achievement:-V8Supercar Race Win, Wakefield Park 2005
First Major Crash:-HQ Holden in the wet, Lakeside 2000
Goals in racing:-Finish the race
I prepare for a race by:-Checking the bonnet pins
Shane Beikoff started his racing career in the late 1970’s when he competed in Queensland rally events in a Torana XU-1, with much success.
Shane took a break from competing in motor racing events to focus on his career and family until 1995, when he purchased a HQ Holden race car to compete in the Queensland State Series and selected National series events. Shane’s HQ Holden success was fruitful, winning the Queensland Championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Throughout his HQ Racing career he won 26 races out of 56 contested and finished on the podium in 48 out of 56 events.
Shane has competed in the State and National races for Saloon Cars from 2000 until 2003 with impressive results. Shane won both Queensland and Australian Saloon Car titles in 2000.
Shane was one of the inaugural “forefathers” of this category, and he conducted numerous testing sessions at Lakeside Raceway, Queensland Raceway and Eastern Creek to develop the first of the race cars. Saloon cars were a relatively new national circuit racing category for VN/VT Commodores and EA/AU Falcons with both using production based six cylinder race engines.
Shane first drove at Bathurst in 1996 in the Formula Ford support races and followed in 1997 and 1998 with drives in HQ support races. Shane has raced in the Bathurst FAI 1000 twice – 1998 finished 19th outright and in 2000 also finished 19th outright.
In 2002, Shane Beikoff purchased an ex-Larry Perkins VS Commodore and established Shane Beikoff Racing to compete in the then Konica Series, and has achieved multiple Top 10 results in a truly privateer-prepared V8Supercar.
In 2003, after completing 3 Rounds in the VS Commodore (including leading his first ever V8Supercar Lap at Eastern Creek), Shane upgraded his VS Commodore to two ex-Stone Brothers Racing EL Falcons, the main components of which would be used for the 2004 season and beyond in an upgraded car.
In 2004, Shane Beikoff purchased an AU Falcon to further his involvement in the Fujitsu V8Supercar Series, and in 2005 he won his first V8Supercar race at Wakefield Park. Shane finished the 2005 Fujitsu V8Supercar Series in 18th position overall, despite not contesting two Rounds, which included two Top 10 Round finishes.
In 2006, Shane competed in 3 Rounds of the 2006 Fujitsu V8Supercar Series, and finished 35th overall out of 55 drivers. Shane also tested an ex-Craig Harris AU Falcon at Queensland Raceway, and competed at Phillip Island in this car. Shane tested a Sprintcar at Archerfield Speedway, finishing his first ever drive on a speedway with the same lap time as mid-field runners in the Series the car contested.
The Queensland Government contracted Shane as an ethanol blended fuels spokesperson to assist the Queensland Department of State Development inform the motoring public on the use of ethanol blended fuels – known as the +E campaign.
Shane Beikoff Racing has received extensive media exposure as a result of the team’s status in the V8Supercar Fujitsu Series and as a result of Shane’s duties as a businessman and Queensland Government +E Ambassador.
Place of Birth:-Brisbane
Hobbies:-Listening to music and reading
Favourite Driver:-Marcos Ambrose
Person most like to meet:-Jennifer Lopez
First Race Car:-VN Commodore
Favourite Track:-Oran Park
Best sporting achievement:-V8Supercar debut – Queensland Raceway 2005
First Major Crash:-None Yet!!
I prepare for a race by:-Starting the engine
Jonathan began his motor racing career in 1993 and 1994, competing in Queensland State Go-Karts and learning the fine art of motor racing.
After working in the shadows of his father’s HQ Holden, Saloon Car and V8Supercar successes from 1995 to 2003, Jonathan re-ignited his own motor racing career in 2004, racing in the Queensland State Saloon Car Championship, claiming podiums from his 2nd race meeting onwards, and his first race win at the final event in that year.
2005 saw Jonathan step up to a more competitive EA Falcon in 2005, claiming 3 from 5 pole positions and 2 Round victories in the Queensland State Championship. Only a broken rear brake line while comfortably leading the Championship cost Jonathan the title in 2005. 2005 also saw Jonathan make his national debut, competing in the highly competitive National Saloon Car Championship. Jonathan raced at Wakefield Park, Eastern Creek and Oran Park, consistently racing inside the Top 10 at all 3 Rounds. Jonathan made his V8Supercar debut at Queensland Raceway in 2005, and finished the Round in a competitive 15th position overall, after overcoming a stuck gearstick in Race 1 and a spin to avoid another competitor in Race 3.