NAME Laura Byrnes
BIRTHDATE 4 March, 1994 (Aged 27).
RESIDES Myaree, WA.
NICKNAME ‘Pocket Rocket!’
CAR DETAILS 2013 Blue/Grey Rocket
Started Racing Late Models in – 2020. Been racing in other divisions for the past 14 years though.
Why number #44? – #4 was already taken, so what’s better than one 4? Two 4’s! 4 is my lucky number and birth date.
Favourite Track – Perth Motorplex.
Career Highlight – In Late Models - it was picking up Rookie of the Year last season, Second overall in the Winter Series and top 10 in the Pro Dirt Series and Motorplex Track Championship. 2021 Young Achiever of the Year finalist for Sport. Winning multiple scholarships for racing such as through - Women Sport Australia, University of Western Australia and Layne Beachly Aim for the Stars Foundation. Perth Motorplex Track Champion for Production Sedans (first female to take this honor). Biggest highlight is always getting to meet my fans and show them around the race car!
Most admired competitor – Anyone who is passionate about what they do, respectful, and not afraid to build those around them up.
Sponsors – Callcott and Downey Engineering Services, Wilshaw Engineering, Fuchs Lubricants, eFire and Safety, Inox Lubricants, SafeStyle, Concept Coating Design Co, Revolv Health, Regent Pearls, Tasman Racewear, Motiv8 Training, Highline Clothing Co & TwoSixOne Design.
2019/20 Season: Events – 1, Wins – 0, Podiums – 0, Top 5 – 0, Top 10 – 0, Best Finish – 14th.
2020/21 Season: Events – 14, Wins – 0, Podiums – 0, Top 5 – 0, Top 10 – 1, Best Finish – 10th.
2021/22 Season Plans: Keep improving as it's only my second season, be more consistent and up the pointy end of the field! I'm determined to show your size, gender and background are not as important as your desire to race. Stay Fearless!