Like many of his peers, Garth’s motorsport career started with karts, where he won a national title and seven state titles by the age of 17. He progressed to Formula Ford and became 1997 Australian champion in only his second year in the category.
His talent was recognised by Garry Rogers, who offered him a V8 Supercars seat in one of the Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodores where he notched up some impressive performances, including winning his first of three Bathurst 1000 races in 2000 and finishing second in that year’s championship.
While a member of the GRM team, he won the inaugural 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour race in a Holden Monaro and placed second the next year in the same car.
Garth departed GRM at the end of 2004 to take up a drive with the HSV Holden Team and won the 2007 Drivers Championship after a four-way battle for the championship title in the final race.
In 2008, he moved to the Holden Racing Team where he finished third in the championship in the first year and went on to win two more Bathurst 1000s in 2009 and 2011. In 2015, he finished third in the Great Race and amassed sufficient points in the endurance races to win the V8 Supercars Enduro Cup.
2017 sees Garth welcomed back into the Garry Rogers Motorsport team and as a member of Team PAYCE, this time driving a brand new #33 Holden Commodore for the Wilson Racing GRM team. He will be joined by Team PAYCE member, James Golding in the endurance races in the second half of the season.