Jackson Evans was always destined to be a racer.
He grew up at rally events around the country and experienced the work ethic needed to be successful from his father Simon on almost a daily basis.
He was just 12 when Simon won his first Australian Rally Championship in 2006 and enjoyed the ride with three more national championships in the next four years.
Jackson finally got his first real taste of competition when he filled in for his dad in a SXS event in Shepparton in 2016.
He wasted no time getting to the front and won a couple of heat races before his car broke in the final and he was deemed 10th outright for the weekend.
Fast-forward three years and Jackson had put himself in a position to contest his first full SXS season and, again, he did not waste his opportunity.
While the season had its highs and lows he got the job done in the final round to clinch his first national crown.
The championship was shelved in 2020 because of COVID-19, so Jackson heads into the 2021 KINCOME Motorsport Australia SXS Championship as the defending champion.
While Evans Motorsport has always been a family affair, Jackson strengthened those ties when he married his co-driver Claudia a week before the opening round of the 2021 season.
Date of birth: June 1, 1994
Born: Narre Warren, Victoria
Lives: Bass, Victoria
Occupation: RZR mechanic
Interests: Racing, Fabrication, Creating, Camping, Trail Riding
- Being the race mechanic on dad’s car when he won the 2018 championship
- Beating Toby Price in a heat race in the SXS championship
- Finishing Finke Desert Race in our first attempt and being the first short-wheelbase RZR home
2016 – 15th outright Australian SXS Championship
10th- Outright, Shepparton
2019 – 3rd outright Australian SXS Championship
1st – Outright, Cessnock
5th – Outright, Canberra
6th – Outright, Ballarat
1st – Outright, Caveat
51st – Outright – Finke Desert Race (SXS); 18th in class
Racing hero: Dad (Simon), Toby Price
Dream race car: Polaris RZR Turbo S4
Favourite racing venue: Finke, Northern Territory
Fastest I’ve ever been in a car: 240kph in a TRD Aurion on a closed road
Best racing memory: Finishing Finke and winning the SXS Championship
Kincrome product: Hex Head screw drivers
Podcast: Vliet street podcast
TV show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Book: When the ship hits the fan by Rob Anderson
Food: Crumbed Cutlets
Drink: Carlton Draught
Restaurant: Bass Pub
Music style: Rock/Rap
Band/singer: Seth Sentry
Holiday destination: Finke
Dream road car: Road Registered RZR
Sport other then Motorsport: None
Sporting team: None
Sporting hero: None
To relax I like to: Listen to loud tunes in the shed working on my race car