Simon Evans

Simon Evans is one of the best products from the modern era of Australian rallying and off-road racing.

He began his career in 1991 and won the Victorian Rally Sprint Series outright in his debut year.

Evans won four national rally championships in five years from 2006 to 2010 for three different manufacturers.

He gained a reputation as one of the country’ most versatile drivers winning the Targa Championship for Mazda in 2012 before tackling motocross events on a quad bike and circuit events in a Sports Sedan.

He had his first taste of SXS racing in 2016, the same year he finished second in his final run in the Australian Rally Championship for Subaru.

He competed in the full SXS championship in 2017 and finished fifth outright before coming back and winning the title the following year.

In 2019 he teamed up with his son Jackson in a two-car team and had to settle for third in the championship while Jackson clinched the title at this first attempt.

Operating a concrete pumping business from his regional Victorian property, every other spare minute is spent working with Jackson on building, testing and developing race vehicles from their workshop.

Personal details

Date of birth: June 17, 1972
Born: Dandenong, Victoria
Lives: Bass, Victoria
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Concretor/Racer
Interests: Reading, watching documentaries, boating, bonfires, building things. 

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Debut in SXS championship: 2016
SXS Championships: 2018
Debut in Australian Off road championship: 2018 

Motorsport Achievements

1991 – Victorian sprint rally series champion, outright & Novice

1995 & 1996 – Toyota Corolla inaugural cup series champion-Toyota

1996 – 2nd outright Australian Formula 2 championship -Toyota

1997 – Compete first international event – Rally New Zealand
3rd outright in Australian Formula 2 championship. -Toyota

1998- 3rd Outright Australian Formula 2 Championship -Toyota

1999 – 1st Outright Australian Formula 2 Championship -Volkswagen

2000 – 1st Asia Pacific Formula 2 championship -Volkswagen

2001 – Aselected Australian Championship events- best placing 2nd Outright.

2002 – 5th Outright Australian Rally Championship -Subaru

2003 – 4th Outright Australian Rally Championship -Subaru

2004 – 3rd Outright Australian Rally Championship – Toyota

2005 – 3rd Outright Australian Rally Championship -Toyota

2006 – Winner of the Australian Rally Championship -Toyota

2007 – Winner of the Australian Rally Championship -Toyota

2008 – 3rd Outright Australian Rally Championship -Toyota

2009 – Winner of Australian Rally Championship – Mitsubishi

2010 – Winner of Australian Rally Championship – Subaru

2012 – Winner Targa championship – Mazda

2013 – Selected Motocross events on Quad bike

2014 – Selected sports sedan events -Tarmac – Ford

2015 – 4th Outright Australian Rally championship – Honda

2016 – 2nd Outright Australian Rally Championship -Subaru

2016 – Australian SXS Championship

3rd – Outright, Canberra
1st – Outright Albury
2nd – Outright Ballarat

2017 – 5th outright Australian SXS championship

1st – Outright, Newcastle
2nd – Outright, Ballarat
3rd – Outright, Coulson
6th – Outright, Albury
5th – Outright, Wollongong
6th – Outright, Broadford

2018 – 1st outright Australian SXS championship

1st – Outright, Adelaide
3rd – Outright, Ballarat
2nd – Outright, Albury
2nd – Outright, Coulson
5th – Outright, Nowra
6th – Outright, Broadford
DNF – Finke Desert Race

2019 – 3rd outright Australian SXS Championship

1st – Outright, Cessnock
5th – Outright, Canberra
5th – Outright, Ballarat
2nd – Outright, Caveat
26th – Finke Desert Race (SXS)

Racing hero: Gelignite Jack Murray
Dream race car: Trophy truck
Favorite racing venue: Rally New Zealand
Fastest I have been in a car: 290kph in a Ford Cortina Sports sedan at Phillip island.
Best Racing memory: Nursing my Toyota Corolla rally car with no gearbox oil in it to win my first Australian Rally Championship.

Favourite stuff

Kincrome product: 3/8 Ratchet bottle opener
Website: Aftermarket Assassins
TV Show: Dukes of Hazzard
Movie: Battle Los Angeles
Book: Dirk Pitt series from Clive Cussler
Food: Fettuccine Carbonara
Drink: Heineken
Restaurant: Anything Mexican
Brand: Kincrome/Polaris
Music style: Hip Hop
Band: Hilltop Hoods
Holiday destination: Hawaii
Dream road car: F350
Sport – other than motorsport: Darts
Sporting team: Melbourne Storm
Sporting Hero: Eddie the Eagle
To relax I like to: Drive long distances