2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of Matt Stone Racing. MSR commenced in 2011 after Matt Stone made the decision to leave Stone Brothers Racing and branch out to start his own team with the support of his father Jimmy and uncle Ross Stone.
With many years of knowledge and experience in the motorsport industry, Matt took this venture in his stride as he felt it was the next step in furthering his career after doing his time as a mechanic at SBR.
MSR entered in the 2011 development series formerly known as the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series where the team ran one car for the year with Irishman Robert Cregan behind the wheel. Since then, MSR have competed in various Australian Racing Championships and series including Super2, Touring Car Masters, V8 Utes, TCR, Bathurst 12 Hour, GT Asia, Australian GT and the Repco Supercars Championship.
Over the years, Matt Stone Racing has brought home some silverware and multiple championship titles which were won across three consecutive years. The accomplishments don’t end there though with many other major milestones achieved from team expansions to incredible race results and stepping up to the main game Supercars category in 2018.
These milestones and accomplishments include:
- MSR debuted in the development series (2011)
- Expanded to 3 cars in the development series (2012)
- Winning on debut in V8 Utes with Ryal Harris (2014)
- V8 Utes Championship title with Ryal Harris (2015)
- Touring Car Master Pro-Am Championship title with Jason Gomersall (2016)
- Privateer Cup Championship Team in Super 2 (2016)
- 3rd overall in the Australian Endurance Championship during its inaugural year (2016)
- Dunlop Super2 Championship title with Todd Hazelwood (2017)
- Stepped up to Main Game as a 1 car team (2018)
- Secured a best qualifying result of 4th and best race result of 5th in only their second year in the category (2019)
- 2x Race Wins in in the inaugural year of TCR with Jason Bright (2019)
- Expanded to 2 cars in the Supercars Championship (2020)
- Introduced the SuperLite Program with Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki sharing the car for the year (2020)
- 1st Bathurst 12 Hour – Class A Pro Am
MSR have always been the backbone of developing young and successful talent in Australia. This is something the team pride themselves on and endeavour to continue as the years go on. The introduction of the Sup
erLite program in 2020 was an initiative created to continue providing the right path and steppingstone for the younger generation wanting to be part of Australia’s top Supercar category.
Team owner Matt Stone said, “It’s exciting to look back on the last 10 years of MSR and what we have achieved, especially now that we are competing in what is the pinnacle of Australian motorsport in the Supercars Championship.
“On that note, I look forward to the next 10 years and I’m excited to see what that will bring for the team.”
This is a very exciting milestone for Matt Stone Racing and something the entire team are very proud of. They look forward to the many more years to come and seeing what that has install for them.