McElrea Racing
Ryder Quinn

Launching his Motorsport career at the beginning of 2021, Ryder's first year of competitive Motorsport saw him take out the Queensland State Formula Ford Championship. This was followed by the 2022 National Formula Ford Championship where he took out a number of podiums, wins and achieved the Rookie of the Year “YOUNG GUN” Award. Alongside this, he would compete in the very competitive National Aussie Racing Cars Championship.

Ryder competed in the Castrol 22/23 Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship in NZ, achieving a solid result. In 2023 Ryder competed in seven of the eight rounds and had many impressive performances in his rookie year.

Although starting his career late, he is determined to make it in this sport as a professional race car driver overseas. To achieve this he is looking for podiums and race wins in the 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup championship.


What are your top 3 career highlights (Motorsport or otherwise)?

  • First win in the 2022 Australian Formula Ford Championship. This felt good as Formula Ford is a proven category of recognising whether or not you have what it takes to become a professional. These wins (the first especially) was a big confidence boost for myself that I can “do this”.
  • First podium in the 2023 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship. To have achieved a podium in this championship that has produced drivers like Lando Norris, Marcus Armstrong, etc, at Round 1, in my second ever race with wings slicks car was pretty special. To have done this at my Grandfathers track, Highlands Motorsport Park, made it even sweeter.
  • My first Pole position. Winton, Australian Formula Ford, Round 3, pole position. This was a cool feeling.

What is your Motorsport background (other categories, previous experience etc)?

  • 2021 - Queensland State Formula Ford Championship
  • 2022 - Australian Formula Ford Championship and Aussie Racing Cars Super Series
  • 2023 - Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship, Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup

Any other personal interests or achievements you would like to share?

  • Alongside Motorsport, I was College Captain at Saint Stephens College. This has equipped me with many skills that I am eternally grateful for and put into practice every day of my life.

What is your favourite Motorsport moment?

  • Everything so far.

What is your all time favourite race car?

  • Toyota FT-60 or Porsche 992 Cup Car

What is your favourite circuit?

  • I may be biased… But Highlands Motorsport Park.

Ryder Quinn
Carrera Cup Test @Queensland Raceway 2022

Ryder Quinn
Formula Ford Pole @Winton 2022

Ryder Quinn
Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship @Highlands Park 2023

Ryder Quinn w/ Dan Gaunt and Popeye
Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship @Highlands Park 2023

Ryder Quinn
Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship @Highlands Park 2023

Ryder Quinn
Formula Ford @Winton 2022