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Racer Profiles



Pac Performance have one of the largest rotary customer bases in the world with a large number campaigning race cars under the Pac banner... This page is dedicated to our featured racers flying the Pac Performance flag, giving an insight into the cars and the people who race them.
Click on the YELLOW Best ET hyperlink to see a video of their run.



SAM 'THE GODFATHER' SADEK

Name: Sam 'The Godfather' Sadek
Occupation: Car Yard Owner/Salesman
Vehicle: Mazda RX3 Coupe/s
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett turbo, Haltech PS2000, GForce 5-speed (Grey RX3 - T400)
Best ET: White 5-Sp RX3 6.97 @195 / Grey Auto RX3 6.87@197
Favourite moment in the car:
Future Plans/Goals:

ANDREW 'THE DENTIST' MARATOS

Name: Andrew ‘The Dentist’ Maratos
Occupation: Dentist
Vehicle: Mazda RX8 Full Chassis & Mazda RX3 Coupe 13B (prev car)
Driveline: RX8 - Billet By PAC 20B, Triple Garrett turbos, MicroTech LT16c ECU, Liberty 5-speed W/ Quick Drive
Best ET: RX8 - 6.62@204 / RX37.04@193
Favourite moment in the car:
Future Plans/Goals:

ELIA HAJJAR

Name: Elia Hajjar
Occupation: Steel Framing
Vehicle: Mazda RX8 Full Chassis  /  Mazda RX3 Coupe (prev car)
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett turbo, MicroTech LT16c ECU, GForce 5-speed
Best ET:  RX8 7.199@183  /  RX3 7.115@190
Favourite moment in the car: 
After being out of a race car for a few years and the anticipation of the new car, dropping the clutch for the first ever launch was a pretty awesome feeling!
Future Plans/Goals:
Being a serious contender in the world top 10 and taking one scalp after the next

JAY SADEK

Name: Jay Sadek
Occupation: Sadek Motor Group
Vehicle: Mazda RX3 Coupe
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett turbo, Microtech LT32, T400
Best ET: 6.777@197 - World's Quickest Automatic Rotary
Favourite moment in the car: My first day driving the car and first full pass being a 6 second pass
Future Plans/Goals:
To travel and race internationally with it with all the other people in Porto Rico

MARIO REHAYEM

Name: Mario Rehayem
Occupation: CEO Pepper Money
Vehicle: Toyota Starlet
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett turbo, MicroTech LT16c ECU, T400
Best ET: 7.019@192 - World's Quickest Automatic 13B
Favourite moment in the car: 
My favourite moment is the 7.0 run which was a world record pass for 13B auto and also Top Qualified for Pro Compact at 2019 Syd Jamboree
Future Plans/Goals: 
To run a 6-second pass in a 13b Auto

EMMANUAL 'GADGET' MANN

Name: Emmanuel 'GADGET' Mann
Occupation: Electrician
Vehicle: Mazda RX3
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT16C ECU, GF-2000 5-Speed, 9 inch Diff
Best ET: 8.12@168
Favourite moment in the car: 
Future Plans/Goals:
Run a 7 second pass

ANTHONY DAQUINO

Name: Anthony Daquino
Occupation: Excavator operator
Vehicle: Mazda RX3
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett turbo, MicroTech LT16c ECU, GF-2000 5-Speed
Best ET: 6.78@201
Favourite moment in the car: 
Taking out the win in the Extreme class at the 2015 APSA event
Future Plans/Goals:
Getting into more Pro Compact finals

LEE DOCHERTY

Name: Lee Docherty
Occupation: Planning Manager
Vehicle: Mazda MX5
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett turbo, MicroTech LT16c ECU, GForce 5-speed
Best ET:7.46@179
Favourite moment in the car:
Racing the car for the first time and running a 7-second pass on my second run
Future Plans/Goals:
Chase down that 6-second pass

 

KEVIN AWADSN

Name: Kevin Awadsn
Occupation: Plumber
Vehicle: Mazda RX8
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT32 ECU, T400, 9 inch diff, 275 Radial Tyre
Best ET: 7.33@190 - World's Fastest Rotary On A Radial Tyre
Most memorable moment in the car: Running 7.85@177 on my first pass in the car
Future Plans/Goals:
Be the first rotary to run 200mph on a radial tyre and also to hopefully run a 6-second pass

DAMIEN MCKERN

Name: Damien McKern
Occupation: Accountant/Business Owner
Vehicle: Mazda RX2 Sedan ‘GRUMP2’
Driveline: 20B, Garrett turbo, Haltech PS2000 ECU, Lenco 5-speed
Best ET: 7.77sec / 183mph
Favourite moment in the car: Winning the National Title for ST289 at the Winter Nationals with 3 consecutive 7 second passes and also racing in Christchurch  NZ with the Pac team 
Future Plans/Goals: 
Get back to running consistent mid 7s, compete at more National Title rounds and continue to enjoy Powercruise events

DOM PERRI

Name: Dom Perri
Occupation: Business owner
Vehicle: Mazda RX2 Coupe ‘GODRX2’
Driveline: 20B with Billet Bt PAC Center Plate, Garrett Turbo, Haltech PS1000 ECU, T400, 9 inch diff
Best ET: 8.92@150 - With 13B  /  20B Not yet raced
Most memorable moment in the car: The maccas run in the car right after the first 8-second pass lol
Future Plans/Goals:
Race the car with the 20B in full street trim with the 20" wheels and hopefully run an 8.50 before turning her up and seeing how fast it can go on radials.

JAMES CANNAVO

Name: James Cannavo
Occupation: Small Business Owner - Excavation
Vehicle: Nissan Skyline R33 GTst 'TRYNC'
Driveline: RB2530, Garrett GTX turbo, MicroTech LT16C, Powerglide 2sp, Factory Nissan IRS
Best ET:  7.79@180
Favourite moment in the car: Running a 7-second pass and then driving the car home
Future Plans/Goals:
See how deep we can go into the 7s in full street trim with the IRS rear end whilst still keeping the car fully street legal

ERIC WOLF

Name: Eric Wolf
Occupation: Business Owner
Vehicle: Mazda RX3
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT16C ECU, T400 Auto, 9 inch Diff, 275 Radial Tyre
Best ET: 7.84@176 - Australia's Quickest 20B Street Car
Favourite moment in the car: 
Future Plans/Goals: 

RAMI GAMBINO

Name: Rami Gambino
Occupation: 
Vehicle: Mazda RX3
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT16C ECU, C4 Auto, 9 inch Diff, 315 Drag Radials
Best ET: 8.68@153
Favourite moment in the car: 
Future Plans/Goals: 

JASON BOTH

Name: Jason Both
Occupation: Communications Company Director
Vehicle: Mazda RX7 FD
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT32 ECU, Lenco 5-Speed with Quick Drive, 9 inch Diff
Best ET: 6.80@197
Favourite moment in the car: Favourite moment was winning the $1000 at the 2018 Jamboree for most consistent qualifier.
Future Plans/Goals: 
Keep the car nice and consistent and enjoy racing

SAM MEINDANIS

Name: Sam Meindanis
Occupation: Tradie
Vehicle: E46 BMW Full Chassis
Driveline: Billet By PAC 20B, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT32C ECU, T400, 9 inch Diff
Best ET: 6.827@199
Favourite moment in the car: Running a 6.9 on my first ever pass off the trailer, no test passes just straight into the sixes
Future Plans/Goals: 
The plan is to go 6.4s and we won't stop 'till it does!

GRANT HENDERSON

Name: Grant Henderson
Occupation: Owner/Partner ESP Racing
Vehicle: Mazda RX3 Coupe
Driveline: Billet By PAC 13B, Garrett turbo, Micerotech LT16c, GF-2000 5-Speed
Best ET:  7.588 @181
Favourite moment in the car:
Future Plans/Goals:

LUKE PHILPS

Name: Luke Philps
Occupation: Electrician
Vehicle: Mazda R100
Driveline: 13BBP, Garrett Turbo, Microtech LT16C ECU, C4 Auto, 9 inch Diff
Best ET: 8.71@154
Favourite moment in the car: Letting go of the transbrake button for the first time with the bump box after getting the new setup.
Future Plans/Goals:
Having a consistent 8 second race car while still being able to drive it on the street.