Chelsea’s motorsport career started with motorcross and dirt bikes at the age of six and later moved into four wheel competition with karts from the age of eight. She proved to be a natural and in her first year she won two club championships.
Chelsea was one of 10 young aspiring drivers selected to test drive a Formula Ford at Winton. Based on her performance and aged 15, she was offered and completed a full year of competitive racing, the first six months in the Victorian championship and in the latter part of 2013 she took on all comers at national level.
After seven race wins and having set a new lap record at Phillip Island, Chelsea decided to focus on a career in V8 Supercars.
Her first outing was in the Dunlop Development Series at Adelaide in 2015 where she finished 18th. She was not able to secure a full-time seat for the remainder of the season, but her determination shone through and it wasn’t long before she was again behind the wheel of a V8.
Chelsea was offered support from PAYCE and Wilson Security to compete in the Dunlop Development Series at Sandown in 2016 where she justified the support shown to her by picking up a 10th placing in one race and 3rd fastest lap in another. She also competed in the development series at Bathurst where she placed 20th, gaining valuable experience on the most demanding track in Australia.
In 2018 she will compete in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge, driving the same car that took David Wall to a championship victory in last year’s Porsche Carrera Cup. Chelsea tested in the car in late 2017 and with some tutoring from David Wall soon produced impressive lap times. She will contest all six rounds of the championship commencing at the new Tailem Bend circuit in South Australia.
He will once again be at the wheel of the 911 Porsche GT3 Cup (type 991) sporting a fresh red and white PAYCE livery.