Adam Macrow

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Adam Macrow
Nationality Australian
Born (1978-11-23) 23 November 1978 (age 38)
Related to Peter Macrow (father)
Tim Macrow (brother)
V8 Supercar
Years active 1996-09

John Faulkner Racing
Perkins Motorsport
Ford Performance Racing
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Britek Motorsport

Howard Racing
Starts 19
Best finish 36th in 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series
Previous series
Victorian Formula Ford
Australian Formula Ford
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Development V8 Supercars
Championship titles
Australian Formula Ford
Development V8 Supercars

Adam Macrow (born 23 November 1978, in Victoria) is a professional race car driver now living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Starting in Karts in 1985 winning two National titles and ten Victorian titles. 1995 he moved to Formula Vee, then Formula Ford in 1996, winning the National Championship in 1998.

A brief stint in Formula Holden, he started V8 Supercars in 1998 for Tony Longhurst Racing, a prize for winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship. Probably his major achievement in Supercars was winning the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series in 2006. Also a fifth place at the Sandown 500 and a third place at the Bathurst 1000 for Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2005 really established him as a capable co-driver. He stepped into the Team Kiwi Racing Falcon in 2007, after Paul Radisich was still recovering from an accident at Bathurst in 2006. For the Bathurst 1000 and Sandown 500 he raced the Ford Falcon BF of Britek Motorsport for the second year driving with Jason Bright.

Macrow's younger brother Tim, who also races, won the 2007 Australian Drivers' Championship.

Macrow's Formula Ford title was the first title for the Australian manufacturer of Spectrum Cars, which to this day have run drivers such as Mark Winterbottom and John Martin.

He currently works as a driver coach for Borland Racing Developments and Owns AMR Kartsport, which specialises in engine, chassis and driver development.

He now resides on the mornington peninsula with his new girlfriend Sandy Gilchrist.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1996 Victorian Formula Ford Championship 4th
1997 Australian Formula Ford Championship 8th Spectrum 06 Ford Team Arrow
1998 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Spectrum 06 Ford
1999 Australian Drivers' Championship 4th Reynard 95D Holden
2000 Shell Championship Series 49th Holden Commodore VT John Faulkner Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 63rd Holden Commodore VX Perkins Engineering
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 53rd Ford Falcon BA Ford Performance Racing
2003 Australian Formula Ford Championship 11th Spectrum 06 Ford Just Cars Magazine
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 63rd Ford Falcon BA Ford Performance Racing
2005 HPDC V8Supercar Series 4th Ford Falcon BA Howard Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 39th Ford Falcon BA Triple Eight Race Engineering
2006 Fujitsu V8Supercar Series 1st Ford Falcon BA Howard Racing
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 60th Ford Falcon BA Britek Motorsport
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 36th Ford BF Falcon Britek Motorsport

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2000 46 John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore New Zealand John Faulkner DNF 154
2001 8 Perkins Engineering Holden VX Commodore Australia Luke Youlden DNF 85
2002 did not race
2003 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon Australia Darren Hossack DNF 63
2004 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon Switzerland Alain Menu DNF 43
2005 88 Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon Australia Steven Ellery 3rd 161
2006 25 Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon Australia Warren Luff DNF 102
2007 25 Britek Motorsport Ford BF Falcon Australia Jason Bright DNF 149
2008 25 Britek Motorsport Ford BF Falcon Australia Jason Bright 9th 161

* Events highlighted in green denote co-driver role


  • Herald Sun 15/8/03: [1]
  • Michael Lynch — The Age 26/8/03: [2]
  • Auto Action 13–19 August 2003: [3]
  • Motor Racing Australia Issue No. 74: [4]
  • Conrod V8 - [5]
  • V8 Supercars - [6]
  • Australian Formula Ford - [7]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dean Canto
Winner of the V8Supercar Development Series
Succeeded by
Tony D'Alberto