IF IT was possible to live and breathe a sport, motor racing would be the Leoncini’s heartbeat and petrol would pump through their veins.
The Lal Lal family is launching an all-out attack to see youngest son, Jason, forge a strong career behind the steering wheel.
In a Holden VT Commodore build from the ground up by Jason and his father, Engels, Leoncini Motorsport is this year competing in the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series.
Already one round into the six-part series that covers four states in Australia, Leoncini is hoping a successful series will be the first step towards a possible career as a V8 Supercars driver.
And the family support behind him could not be any stronger.
With his father an experienced mechanic performing the role of chief engineer and brother, James, an auto-electrician, Jason is far from fighting his own battle.
Not to mention mother, Karen, and sister, Rachael, performing the all-important and often forgotten administrative duties that come with motorsport, it truly is a family affair.
“Racing is in my blood,” Jason said.
“It all started with my grandfather and now everyone in our family races – my dad, uncles, cousins and brother all race in different events.
“It’s been great having dad as a motor mechanic and
my brother as an auto electrician; it’s definitely helped out a lot.”
Jason has been involved in racing his entire life, with several prized wins already under his belt, including being crowned as senior club champion of the Ballarat Car Club as a junior aged driver.
Now, he is stepping up on the national stage.
After a promising opening round at Sandown Raceway last month, Leoncini is hoping for better results at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia in two weeks.
A string of minor car faults in Sandown meant he failed to break into the top 10, but his performance behind the wheel when the car was fully functioning showed great potential.
Let’s hope Leoncini Motorsport can find itself in the fast lane in the near future.