V8 Supercar driver helps save lives

Ten years ago, Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series driver Colin Sieders was involved in a horrific road car accident west of Sydney. It cost the life of the driver of Colin’s car and it seriously jeopardised Colin’s life.

But thanks to  the courageous and speedy work of the NRMA CareFlight service – and Doctor Rob Bartolacci – Colin survived and is now living his dream – racing V8 Supercars.

At Oran Park Raceway this weekend during the NRMA Motoring & Services Grand Finale, Colin will be supporting the life saving work of CareFlight by selling the collectable ‘V8 Supercar CareFlight Bear,’ raising money for CareFlight, as well as taking Dr Bartolacci for a high speed lap around the famous Sydney circuit.

“Ten years ago, Rob had my life in his hands, this time his life will be in mine,” said Sieders with a smile.

The accident which nearly cost Colin his life happened in the Blue Mountains over a decade ago. It changed his life forever but Colin has still chased his dream of motor racing and with a specially-modified BA Ford Falcon has made that dream into a reality.

Colin only has 30 percent use of his left leg and requires a hand clutch to drive his V8 race car. He is the only person in V8 Supercars to ever race with a disability.

Colin has dedicated his time to racing and supporting CareFlight so that the doctors and aircrew of this essential community based emergency service can continue saving lives. With the support of V8 Supercars Australia a number of V8 Supercar teams are getting behind Colin to help raise money for CareFlight during the Oran Park event.

CareFlight will be at Oran Park every day and the special V8 Supercar Bears will be on sale from the Sieders Racing Team and various other V8 Supercar team facilities.

For more information about the Sieders Racing Team, visit siedersracing.com.au

For more information about the CareFlight, visit careflight.org