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.
Date of birth: June 17, 1972
Born: Dandenong, Victoria
Lives: Bass, Victoria
Marital status: Single
Interests: Reading, watching documentaries, boating, bonfires, building things.
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.
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
Restaurant: Anything Mexican
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