Saxon Sheehan

Car Number: 57

Age: 17
Home town: Queenstown
Date of Birth: 12/03/2006


Team: James Marshall Motorsport

A year 13 student at Wakatipu High School, Saxon has kept his eye firmly in with plenty of track time competing in the three round South Island Endurance Championship in recent months and has been out testing at Hampton Downs as well.


Sheehan’s focus over the six round championship will be to step up in terms of results and performance. 


“Season two for me is going to be all about improvement,” he said. “With seven more cars on the grid and how close everyone generally is on times in this category it’s going to be interesting to see how the field plays out but for me I’m focusing on being much higher up now that my rookie season is out of the way.”


Whilst he learned a great deal about on track performance in last season’s campaign Sheehan is keen to point out that he’s also learned a lot about the extensive off-track effort required to put a motorsport season together.


“It’s probably fair to say the biggest thing I learned about last season was how to finance and run a motorsport season. Gaining and keeping sponsors, meeting their expectations, and giving them value for money on the investment they have put in me have all been critical things I have learned.