JASON BARGWANNA

JASON BARGWANNA

2000 Bathurst Winner
V8Supercar Driver/ 2000 Bathurst Winner

Cairns, VIC, Australia

With only 5 years of supercar driving behind him Jason Bargwanna has achieved so much, even the ultimate Bathurst 1000. He knows about dedication and the sacrifices needed to become successfull which makes Jason an obvious choice for your next function. Easy going and well-natured, Jason is a natural whose experiences will only bring out the best from all of those who hear him.

 

Brief History

  • 2000 Win Bathurst 1000
  • 1998 First season in a V8 Supercar
  • 1998 First win in a V8 Supercar
  • 1997 First race in a V8 Super car

Even as a child Jason Bargwanna knew he would be a racing car driver and from the day he was born cars and racing have been his passion - it was that passion that made him finally realise his dream. Jason’s first major success in motor racing came in 1992 when, sharing a Toyota Corolla with his cousin Scott, he won Class C at Bathurst.  In 1996 he came runner-up in the Formula Ford Championship and then runner-up in the Formula Holden Championship in 1997.  In the same year he moved into V8 Supercars with the Holden Young Lions but became a full time V8 Supercar driver in 1998 with the Valvoline Cummins team and finished third in only his second championship round, had his first V8 race win at Calder as well as a sensational 3rd at Bathurst with Jim Richards.  In 1999 he scored his first Championship round win at Winton, then went on to win another round at Winton the following year, the 2000 Bathurst title and a round win this year at Indy. There are numerous other podium placings throughout Jason’s first 5 years in the premier category. Jason has made the switch over to Ford for 2003/4 and beyond and will be driving for the newly expanded Mark Larkham/Orrcon Racing team.

 


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