Driver Spotlight: Lachlan Ward

Lachlan Ward is a young fast driver going places, in 2022 he's the runner up in the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series, finishing just 6 points behind the 2022 Champion Josh Anderson, the fight for the top spot came down to the last race of the last round at Sandown, it proved to be a Character building race for Ward that saw him battling with Anderson to the death, but ultimately heartbreak when his car suffered a mechanical issue with just a few laps to go.

My name is Lachlan Ward, I am 20 years old and I live in Sydney.

I started racing go-karts in 2016 with my dad and our littlebox trailer and quickly started to race up the front. I never had a motorsport background, I started through a want for a little electric kids Mario kart that I could drive around Kurnell, and dad said we should just get a real go-kart.

In 2017 and 2018 we won a few kart championships so we thought it was a good time to step up into something bigger and continue to learn and push myself.

In 2019 I raced in the NSW Formula Ford Championship with Anglo Motorsport and won the Championship in my rookie year. In this year I also Won the Australian Legend Car Title and NSW Legend Car Championship, raced in Malaysia through Legend Cars Australia, and won my first of 3 NSW 6 hours.

During 2020 and 2021, I stayed racing legend cars as it is an awesome category and we didn’t know what was going to happen with Covid during that time. I won 31 races in a row over those two years with myself and my mechanic Scott Morgan.

During these years I also built up my driver coaching and engineering business. I now coach 15+ people over multiple kart and car classes in Australia, including karts, formula ford, excels and legend cars, as well as working for Trackschool as a coach on their trackdays.

In 2022 we decided to take the jump and enter into the Battery World Aussie Racing Car series which had always been one of my dreams to do. I had to work and push hard in many aspects of my life including work, uni, working for sponsors and doing as much work on the car as I could to save costs. We finished 2nd place overall in the series which I was absolutely stoked with to do in my first year in the category, and we placed 1st rookie for the year, which was our goal going into the category.

I am very fortunate to be able to race in such a great category where your main rival can be your friend, and everyone is there to help if you need.

My 2023 plans are still up in the air. I hope to race the Aussie Race Car championship again and take it out with the backing from my awesome sponsors, Productivity Bootcamp, 1800 For Promo, Simpson Australia, Bold Trailers and Caravan Repair Centre, Total Surveying Solutions, NSW Kart Team and GTS Earthworks.

My dream is to race Supercars and I will give it my absolute all to get there!

Like every driver up and down the Aussie Racing Cars pitlane, Lachlan loves his time with the class, definitely for the racing, but certainly for the friendships he has made just this year. We here at ARC hope to see another few years out of Lachlan in his quest to become a Supercars driver.

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2024 Schedule
Round 1
Bathurst 500
Supercars Championship
Feb 23-25
Round 2
Queensland Raceway
Australian Super Bike Championship
Apr 26-28
Round 3
Supercars Championship
May 17-19
Round 4
Townsville 500
Supercars Championship
July 5-7
Round 5
Symmons Plains
Supercars Championship
Aug 16-18
Round 6
Phillip Island Circuit
Australian Superbike Championship
Sep 7-8
Round 7
Gold Coast 500
Supercars Championship Championship
Oct 25-27