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The Premier Open Wheel Class in Australasia, the S5000 Championship


88 Racing is a professional racing team in the S5000 series.

Positioned as the premier open wheel class in Australasia, the S5000 Australasian series was formed in part by Chris Lambden, as well as Gary Rogers (former race car driver) & Barry Rogers of GRM. GRM became the manufacturer of the prototype car, once it was agreed upon and tested they have since constructed 18 cost affective 5.2L 560HP 300KPH 6 speed semi-auto Australian transmission Formula 1 style race car.


The team has a long standing history and passion for motorsport. We have compiled a few highlights from our principles history.

Principal Albert Callegher, a former open wheel racer of the late 80’s and 90s, including high powered Sprint Karts, Formula Fords (SA Champ 1992) and Formula Brabham (F/Holden).
Albert's racing career started when he was young racing karts, then moved into professional racing in the late 1980s. In 1988 they set up Aussie Roo Racing in Los Angeles to participate in the 1990-91 IMSA Series in the US. This series was run in over 20 cities during the 80's, the most famous being the Miami Grand Prix.

Albert came 5th in the Australian Drivers Championship in 1993 and drove in the final Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in 1995, finishing 8th behind Chris Hocking.

1996 to 1998 Albert competed in limited races; the Australian Grand Prix Melbourne support race, Calder Park night race Eastern Creek, which was the last race in an open wheel racing.

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