Established in 1987, Bowen Motorsports has been built on a heritage of excellence.
Team Owner, Rod Bowen is one of the most recognisable names in Australian motorsport and for over 20 years has been at the forefront of the sport as a competitor and car owner.
Rod Bowen grew up with a passion for motorsport. Inspired by heroes such as Johnny Stewart, Jeff Freeman, Bob Tattersall, AJ Foyt, George Tatnell and Garry Rush, Bowen eventually took to the track himself using Freeman's famous racing number - 75 - and colours - black and gold.
While Bowen raced both forms of speedcars, compacts & midgets, he also made a name for himself in Australian sprintcar racing during the mid 1980s and 90s. Racing Australia wide every weekend, Bowen was always exciting to watch at the front of the field and really was one of the last true characters in Australian speedway.
Bowen set the benchmark when it came to team presentation with his familiar black and gold race cars. A tradition which has been carried through to today with the fielding of Bowen's two sons, Roddy and Toby Bellbowen.
Born with the racing gene flowing through their veins, they both began racing karts from the age of 7. Travelling around Australia and even trips to New Zealand for the next 9 years on both dirt tracks and asphalt circuits proved to be instrumental in their early careers as they both acheived great success.
When Roddy turned 16 in 2005 it was then that the 2nd generation racer took to the clay of speedway in a Bowen Motorsports 410ci 850+bhp sprintcar, this time with his own identity in car #7. 4 years later, younger brother Toby debuted in the teams #70 sprintcar. Together, the pair race 2 identical Bowen Motorsports Spies Hecker J & J sprintcars.
While Bowen Motorsports has achieved quite a lot since it's inception in 1987, they believe the best nights are still to come.