It’s been a year since Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge last contested a round, but Madeline Stewart is ready to return to the track featuring new backing from Bullrush Rally as she renews her campaign with Earl Bamber Motorsport.
Stewart has raced a variety of categories since transitioning from karts including Super3, GTs and production cars, but has targeted climbing the famous Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.
Earl Bamber Motorsport debuted in Australia with victory in the 2019 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour, however included campaigns in both Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge last year in addition to other programs across Asia.
A new major partner for Stewart’s program this season is Bullrush Rally, Australia’s ultimate road trip. Founded in 2014 with the target of uniting like-minded performance car enthusiasts, entrants take in a variety of events per year encompassing visits to Australia’s best restaurants, partying at the most exclusive venues, pitting model vs model and driver against driver in motorsport environments.
These events raise considerable funds for charities for causes relating to mental health, bettering the lives of sick children, aiding medical research and many more.
The Bullrush Rally has a history of supporting Porsche racers, which include last year’s Carrera Cup Australia Pro Champion, Cameron Hill. Stewart is involved as a track day instructor as well as an ambassador for Bullrush Rally.
Stewart is excited to continue her Porsche journey with Earl Bamber Motorsport this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park where a twilight event and an endurance race will feature.
All the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge action will be broadcast live, uninterrupted and on-demand through Stan Sport.
Bullrush EBM, Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car
“I’m very excited to be doing the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge again,” said Stewart. “Obviously we didn’t have a great season last year as we only got two rounds in at the start, so I’m looking forward to a full-season of Porsche racing.
“I’m back with Earl Bamber Motorsport, we had a great start last year and I’m stoked to have Earl mentoring me again.
“We’ve partnered with Bullrush Rally this year and the livery looks amazing. Marko has been awesome in facilitating that and creating an awesome design, so I’m excited to be partnered with them in 2022.
“We’ve completed a few test days at the start of this year to build on the momentum after not going to race much last season. We had a successful test at Sydney Motorsport Park a few weeks ago, it’s actually one of my favourite tracks and we’ve got a good field for this weekend.
“I’m just excited to get back racing.”
Founder, Bullrush Rally
“We’ve sponsored the last three Carrera Cup winners, so we were keen to support a dedicated and talented driver within the Porsche ecosystem,” said Seider. “In 2022, we will be continuing our run of eye catching liveries in motorsport by partnering with Madeline in Sprint Challenge.
“We were looking for opportunities to continue in the Porsche category, and with Madeline being one of our Track Day instructors it was only natural to take things to the next level.
“The partnership will enable us to continue attending events, bringing members of the Bullrush Rally community along to the track, and giving us a platform to create more amazing experiences for people who enjoy cars and motoring.
“We are also helping Madeline from a management and branding perspective as well as chasing support for her season via our ever growing community. As a Michelin Junior driver Madeline is a motorsport instructor at the automotive lifestyle brand’s track day events, as well as an entrant in the five-day Bullrush Rally charity drive from Sydney to Brisbane in October.
“Madeline is dedicated both on and off the track, and has been a great addition to the team – especially her ability to get our female members up to speed and comfortable with track driving.”