RaceAway Track Time lead instructor Phil Alexander has four decades’ experience in motorsport, encompassing some of Australia’s most famous racing events as well as specialising in performance developments and tuning on Mazda rotary engines through his business, Alexander Rotary in the late 1970s, Phil also competed in racing events around Australia with a particular interest in production car and endurance racing.
Phil competed in the Bathurst 1000 in the early 1980s, finishing in the top 10 outright in 1982 and ’83. Since then, Phil has competed in many of the world’s most prestigious endurance races including the Bathurst 12 Hour, Nurburgring 24 Hour and Thunder Hill 25 Hour. In more recent times, Phil’s attention has turned towards the one-make Pulsar Racing Series, which has evolved into one of the most affordable and competitive series in the state-level scene.
It was from there that the concept of RaceAway Track Time was born, to provide a platform for people to experience the thrill of motorsport at a cost-effective level, without requiring the expertise or infrastructure to own and prepare a race car. Phil holds Motorsport Australia (CAMs) and AASA national competition licences, and is an authorised licence assessor for both sanctioning bodies.
Growing up as the member of a family entrenched in motorsport, it was no surprise to anyone when Gene Alexander expressed his own interest in having a drive. Making his go-karting debut at the age of seven at the North Shore Kart Club, Gene was guided by his father Phil through club-level classes, eventually competing in state and national events such as the Premier State Cup, Metro State Cup, CIK Stars, South Pacific Titles and NSW Closed State Titles, where he finished in the top three. Gene made his debut in the Pulsar Racing Series in 2014 and has established himself as a consistent top-five runner. With a relaxed demeanour, Gene enjoys working alongside other drivers and motivating them to improve their own performances.