On today’s episode we’ve got the multi-talented race car driver and musician, Matt McLean. He has won numerous Australian karting titles, received the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for Super2 and this year is competing in the S5000 series. Now a former member of The Crookeds, Matt is throwing everything he’s got into his Supercars dream.
We were stoked to have the rockstar join us in the studio where we talked about everything from music to racing including:
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⭐️ TIMECODES ⭐️ ➡
00:00 - Show Teaser
01:30 - Show & Episode Intros
03:00 - Welcome Matt to the show
03:30 - Living in Sydney & Melbourne
04:20 - Joining The Crookeds & why bass guitar
06:00 - Dad’s advice (Music or Car racing?)
06:30 - Fighting for seats in the Super2 paddock
09:30 - Managing FOUR jobs to race (including Arrow Karts & driver training)
13:00 - Changes in the go-karting scene over the last 20 years
14:00 - Juggling music and racing
17:00 - Music influences & the next door neighbour
20:20 - The McLean family background
23:15 - Back to the FOUR jobs conversation…
24:45 - Transitioning from go-karts to Super3
28:15 - The Jaie Robson helmet story
29:30 - The Crookeds ~ early days, roadie stories & crazy stalkers
38:15 - Paul Hogan stories & opening for Thirsty Merc
43:00 - Leaving The Crookeds ~ The full story
46:00 - Future ~ Race Car Driver
50:00 - Erebus Academy & SIM racing
52:30 - Winning National Go-Kart Titles
54:45 - BTS of kart development
57:00 - Stories from FRANKIE’S PIZZA!
01:00:00 - Racing SuperUtes & what went down with Ryal Harris
01:04:00 - Dealing with the haters in music and racing
01:06:30 - Super2 journey from 2020 till now
01:12:30 - Is Super2 TOO expensive?
01:17:45 - Meeting his girlfriend of seven years
01:19:15 - Is the adrenaline BUZZ bigger on stage or the track?
01:21:30 - THE BACKUP PLAN S5000
01:23:00 - Expectations post Mike Cable Young Gun Award + BOOST sponsorship
01:28:15 - Peter Adderton fighting for more recs in SuperCars
01:31:30 - Motorsports heroes
01:34:00 - Working SOLO to win go-kart titles & favourite class
01:37:00 - HOT TIPS: TUNING go-karts to the weather
01:41:45 - Dad’s racing career
01:43:00 - Hooly’s DIRTY undies are back on TRIAL
01:44:30 - Racing nutrition, karting training and more
01:50:30 - SIM vs ACTUAL go-kart training - what’s better?
01:54:00 - #12 PLUS Why do the Egglestone’s run #54 & #38?
01:57:15 - THE FAST FIVE
02:03:00 - PLANS for the future
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