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Posted by Matt Chahda - Motorsport on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What a monumental day everybody hooked in and put in such a good effort to get loaded up and ready for the weekend now just cant wait to get up there and hit the track.

Posted by Matt Chahda - Motorsport on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

About Matt

Born and bred in Albury, Matt Chahda is one of motorsports most exciting young drivers. At 21, Matt is in peak fitness and is focussed squarely on a successful professional career as a racing car driver.

In 2007, Matt began racing go-karts, winning his very first competitive race. From than point Matt was addicted to winning and has come a long way since first strapping a the helmet on and jumping in a Kart.

A second generation race driver, Matt has just wrapped up 4th place in the 2014 Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series in his #18 BA Falcon V8 Supercar. Following his father Amin’s foot steps as a championship driver, winner of the AMRC V8 Touring Car Challenge in the mid 2000’s.

Matt’s passion for motorsport extends far beyond the driver’s seat. Matt graduated with a Diploma of Motorsport in 2012 at Motorsports Training Australia, and is currently completing his motor mechanics apprenticeship with the family business, Albury’s Falcon Spares and Repairs.

Career Highlights

  • 4th place 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series Championship
  • 1st place H Class 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series Championship
  • Recipient of “Under 25 Award” for the 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series
  • 2nd place 2012 Formula Ford NSW State Series
  • “Rookie of the Year” 2012 Formula Ford NSW State Series
  • Round win at 2012 Las Vegas “Legend Cars” world titles, amazing fellow competitors with an off-the-aeroplane pole position, and winning 2 of 3 races, including a win from last place in race 2’s reverse grid start. Matt left the Las Vegas crowd stunned when he took out the round.
  • 2nd place 2011 Matt Rotax light go-kart championship
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4th place 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series Championship
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1st place H Class 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series Championship
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Recipient of “Under 25 Award” for the 2014 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series
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2nd place 2012 Formula Ford NSW State Series
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“Rookie of the Year” 2012 Formula Ford NSW State Series
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2nd place 2011 Matt Rotax light go-kart championship

2014 V8 Kuhmo Tyres Touring Car Series Results

POS Car # Driver Class Mallala Winton Qld Raceway Phillip Island Wakefield Park Sydney Motorsport Park Series Points Penalty Points Series Points after Penalties
1 54 Justin Ruggier S 123 123 123 126 130 625 0 625
2 88 Ryan Simpson S 143 143 143 69 93 591 10 581
3 48 Matthew Palmer S 62 82 72 97 81 394 5 389
4 18 Matt Chahda H 78 93 58 27 103 359 0 359
5 8 Steve Briffa H 64 58 81 75 85 363 15 348