Toyota 86 newcomer, Liam McAdam, has secured vital sponsorship support from 1300 Meteor Rentals, a Townsville based vehicle hire company also located in Mount Isa and Cairns. Liam has expressed his gratitude by stating “With the generous support and backing from Michael and the team at 1300 Meteor Rentals we are now able to confirm our entry at round 2 of the Australian Championship”.
The team at 1300 Meteor Rentals realised that backing Liam was a good move as he continues to prove his capabilities in the Australian Motorsport scene. Liam has progressed through the ranks of karting, Formula Ford and won the 2015 Kumho Australian V8 Touring Car Championship in 2015 whilst completing his final year of secondary schooling. Now in second year of his Mechanical Engineering degree, McAdam is applying his engineering knowledge and practical skills, having built his Toyota 86 race car from a statutory write-off to be a competitive race car. Liam explains “These are awesome vehicles and mastering them on the track is no trivial task”. With identical vehicle build specifications and a field of talented and experienced drivers, Liam was quick to acknowledge that the Toyota 86 Series requires everything to go perfectly as you need to push the car to the very limits on every lap to stay out front.
Following a tough round 1, Liam is placed equal 8th after the Phillip Island event and hopes to build a solid points tally when he competes at the next round at the Townsville Reid Park event in July 7th to 9th.
Michael Addison, the owner of 1300 Meteor Rentals and a keen racing enthusiast, saw the opportunity to assist Liam achieve his motorsport objectives and combine this with raising the profile of his North Queensland based car, 4WD and truck rental business. Michael also loves the event in itself and what it does for the region stating “The Townsville 400 is an awesome event and the whole team gets behind the weekend as it delivers fun and excitement for the region. At 1300 Meteor Rentals we can assist visitors and teams with their needs for the weekend and beyond. Seeing Liam on the track with our branding circulating will provide a great buzz for my team”.
Liam would like to express sincere gratitude and thanks to his sponsors for assisting him in racing in 2017, in particular:-
1300 Meteor Rentals
Bennett & Philp Lawyers
Phil Gilbert Motor Group
All Points Glass Thomastown
Evans Petersen Healthcare