Car Number: 83
Home town: Hamilton
Date of Birth: 21/02/99
Team: Hamilton Motorsports
Another racer in this season’s Toyota 86 Championship with an interesting background story. Mitch is the son of BNT V8's racer Lance Hughes, who has been a regular in the country's top touring car class for a number of seasons. And while the Hillcrest High School student has been riding performance motocross bikes since he was six years old, the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship will represent his first steps in circuit racing.
There’s an impressive list of experienced people behind Hughes campaign - including Luke Dinsdale - who has run Hughes Senior's Holden and a number of other notable V8 racers over the years. Mitch will also be benefitting from some driver coaching from Aussie ace Jack Smith.
With a strong performance in the Rookie Championship and the long game in mind, expect to see Mitch get stronger and stronger as the season progresses.