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Matt McLean | Racing cars and rocking bass guitars

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On The Couch With Hooly

A motorsports podcast filled with controversy, entertainment and laughs. Your host, Daniel ‘Hooly’ Holihan is unlike other journos touting how they kn 
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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:

  • Racing go-karts as a SOLO team & winning titles
  • Transitioning from karting to Super3
  • Managing FOUR jobs to race
  • Working in go-karts as a coach & on the tools. PLUS Tips for tuning karts 
  • The Crookeds ~ early days, roadie stories, CRAZY stalkers & LEAVING!
  • STORIES from Frankie’s Pizza (we all reminisce) 
  • Fighting for SEATS in the Super2 paddock
  • Erebus Academy experiences & SIM racing (is it the same as the actual thing?!)
  • S5000…the backup plan? (note this episode was filmed Jan 2023 prior to announcements)
  • Family background, musical and racing influences
  • Hooly’s DIRTY undies are back on TRIAL
  • THE FAST FIVE!

⭐️ WATCH THE FULL EPISODE ON YOUTUBE ⭐️  ➡ https://youtu.be/y75886EkRwo 

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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

 


⭐️ LINKS TO MATT MCLEAN ⭐️ ➡ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtatmclean 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattMcLeanMotorsport/ 

 


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We would like to thank our sponsor Suite Black,  creating success with people.

 


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