Madison Down

1403696_10201220404815487_1843104996_oNickname: Mads
Nationality: Australian
Rig Setup: Hyper Stimulator cockpit with Logitech G27 wheel and Fanatec Clubsport V2 pedals
Year Born: 1994

History

My name is Madison Down, I’m 22 years old living in Camden, Australia. In 2017 I am competing in the Blancpain GT World Championship Series with TTLR Next Level Racing alongside Dylan Sharman, Richard Hamstead and Jake Moloney. I am also the defending champion in the V8 Supercars Online Premier Series driving the #1 FUEL AUTOTEK MOMO Holden Commodore.

I started playing racing games from the age of 2 and it has been a continuation ever since. I originally played on games such as the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix Series, Need for Speed and Powerslide. I then moved to consoles for many years as I progressed through school. I first entered online competitions in 2008 on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue until I moved back to PC in 2009.

In 2010, I moved to iRacing as it became more popular in Australia and gained more Australian content. As an Australian, I was keen to succeed in the V8 Supercar Series given how popular the series is both in iRacing and real world. I managed to do so by winning 9 iRacing V8 Supercar Series titles between 2011 and 2014 which is one of my proudest achievements.

In 2013 I had one of the biggest opportunities of my life given to me through sim racing. I won the Racecentre Race to Reality and got the opportunity to drive an Aussie Racing Car at the Sydney 500 V8 Supercar Event and Sydney Olympic Park. For me, it was a dream come true having driven Go Karts since aged 7 and done track days in a Cobra Replica since 16. To get a shot in a real race car on one of the biggest stages was a fantastic experience and something I will remember forever. The weekend itself was great, I had top 10 race pace, passed lots of cars, and learnt a lot but a DNF due to mechanical failure in one of the races really hurt me. But I’m hopeful there will be another opportunity!

2016 was a great year for me with a championship win in the V8 Supercars Online Premier Series despite only winning 1 race and a strong 8th place result in the Blancpain GT Series with TTLR.

Active Sim/Series

iRacing – V8 Supercars Online Series

Career Highlights:

2008
– Multiple WRS winner at GTPlanet

2009
– Winning over 10 league race rounds on rFactor in the Adrenalin Factor V8 series.

2010
– Winning a round at Austeam over some of the most competitive drivers in Australia.
– Making the Top 20 (6th) in the GT Academy Australia.
– Made it to top 100 on road on iRacing in my first year.

2011
– 3rd place in V8 Supercars Online Series 2011S1 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– GT2 Class winner in ORA Bathurst 6 Hour with Corey Slade
– Winner of the iRacing Radical Cup World Tour Event (Top Split)
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2011S2 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2011S3 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2011S4 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– DUG Sportscar Challenge 2nd Outright
– Intel GT Series – Australasian finalist

2012
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2012S2 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2012S3 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Series 2nd Place
2012S4 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)

2013
– DCM Race of Champions 3 – 3rd Place
– DCM Race of Champions 4 – 4th Place
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2013S1 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– OSR Race of Champions 5 – 1st Place
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2013S2 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– Cobra Nationals – 1st Place Class 2 Supersprints (Wakefield Park)
– V8 Supercars Online Series – 2nd Place
2013S3 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Series Champion
2013S4 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– Race to Reality Winner 2013
– Raced an Aussie Racing Car at the Sydney 500

2014
– V8 Supercar Online Series Champion
2014S1 (iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series)
– V8 Supercars Online Premier Series 2014 – 2nd Place

2015
– V8 Supercars Online Premier Series 2015 – 2nd Place
– Blancpain Endurance Series Qualifier – 9th Place (TTLR)

2016
– Blancpain GT Series (PRO/WC) – 8th Place (TTLR)
– V8 Supercars Online Premier Series 2016 – 1st Place
– Shelbyfest Outright Champion

2017
– Blancpain GT Series (PRO/WC) – Top 25 Result (TTLR)
– V8 Supercars Online Premier Series 2017 – 2nd Place
– V8 Supercars Online Premier Series 2017 – Teams Champions (FUEL AUTOTEK TTR with Jake Burton)
– Shelbyfest Outright Champion

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