Todd Hazelwood is a 20 year old Australian V8 Supercars Dunlop Series race car driver from Adelaide. Finished 4th in the 2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series, Winner of the 2014 V8 Supercars Mike Kable Young Gun Award, 2013 Formula 3 race/round winner and winner of the 2013 Shannons Supercars Showdown TV reality show.
In 2015 Todd Hazelwood drove for Matt Stone Racing supported by iseek Communications for a second year in a row. Todd achieved and finished the year on a high finishing 3rd overall at the Sydney 500 and finished 4th in the 2015 series standings.
After a really positive start to 2016 with a break-through pole position at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Todd is now currently 5th in the 2016 standings and is in the hunt to claim his first race and championship win!
We are lucky enough to have spent 5 minutes with Todd to get a sneak peek into what life is like for him.
Who is your family made up of?
I have amazing parents, Russell and Sharon and one awesome older sister, Loren Hazelwood.
We are a pretty rowdy and passionate bunch! We all love our motorsport and almost everything we talk about is racing.
When Dad’s not working he loves the TV watching race replays constantly and Mum is always busy organising fundraiser events or cooking home made Jam to sell at the local Fundraiser BBQ’s on weekends.
Loren is now working for the Confederation of Australian Motorsport in Melbourne but I keep her busy as she looks after my PR for racing.
I am always on the phone or doing emails organising my racing and creating opportunities with sponsors etc. Otherwise I’m at the gym or working at the Matt Stone Racing workshop helping out the team prepare for race events. It’s a busy life style but hopefully all the hard work will be worth while!
Who is one person in your life you are thankful for and why?
I am very thankful for three people in my life and that is my Mum, Dad and sister who gave sacrificed so much for me and continued to support me 110% with my dreams in motorsport.
Without those incredible people in my life I wouldn’t be where I am today and living my dreams.
Since I was young we have traveled around the country and spent majority of our lives at the race track. I am very lucky to have the amazing support of my family!
Where do you live and if we were to visit you what would you show us?
I have recently moved to Coomera in QLD away from home in Adelaide to work full time at the Matt Stone Racing workshop. I am currently renting a very small place, but I do have my racing simulator with me to show off to people!
What is your greatest talent or ability?
Greatest ability would have to be racing, it’s in my blood and this is all I do and work towards in life.
If you had the attention of the world for just 10 seconds, what would you say?
Live the life you dream of! Anyone can turn their dreams into reality with hard work.
If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
I think flying with the power of a jet would have to be pretty awesome, take off where ever you want and avoid all the drama below.
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