St Laurence's College acknowledges NAIDOC Week from 8-15 November 2020, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As our students and staff acknowledge and celebrate with a range of activities and events this week, we congratulate one of our Year 11 students today, Charlie Chambers, on his selection to participate in the very first Indigenous Motor Racing team in 2021.

Charlie has been selected by the Racing Together Project to build and drive the Indigenous motor racing team's car on track next season, alongside 10 others selected. The group was chosen after more than 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates undertook a series of assessments, including driving and mechanical aptitude, at the Norwell Motorplex driving centre recently.

Charlie and the team are currently planning the build of their Hyundai Excel racer under the guidance of Racing Together founders Garry and Monique Connelly, Norwell Motorplex operator and Bathurst 10000 winner Paul Morris and Gunya Meta Indigenous Mentor Michael Orcher.

The car will be entered in the 2021 X3 Circuit Excel Racing Series, giving members of Australia’s first Indigenous racing team a chance to develop in the sport as professional or recreational competitors.

Congratulations Charlie!

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