Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Luke Woodham

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Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Luke Woodham

29 year old four times Gymkhana Champion Luke Woodham has gone from fixing busted motorcycles as a mechanic to a professional drift racer in just four years!

This is an amazing achievement for Luke whose talent behind the wheel has taken him from relative obscurity to scoring multiple titles in the Gymkhana GRiD European Gauntlet Series, as well as podiums in the British Drift Championship.

Photo: Luke Woodham


Luke Woodham

Year of Birth:


Team Name:

L.W Motorsport


Gymkhana / Drift / Rallycross

Highest Place Finish:

4x European Gymkhana GRid Champion

Car/Bike Used:

Nissan S14a

What`s your day job?


What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Winning the Gymkhana Championship 4x in a row.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Car – blacked out Lambo. Bike – Ducati 1299 Superleggera.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

Always been a petrol head!

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?

Rear wheel drive and two wheels to be greedy!

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

World Rallycross Championship.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?

My Goodwood crash has to be the most memorable/scary.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

I am very hands on, I build and maintain my own cars alongside my mechanic.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Full time racing with my own team, racing in multiple cars from Gymkhana to Rallycross.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Anything upbeat!

If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?

Motorcycle racing.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

189mph on a CBR1000 obviously on a road!

What is your daily drive or ride?

GT TDi Golf or my tow vehicle, Ford Transit van.

Who is your inspiration?

Petter Solberg.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

My mobile phone.

What is your favourite takeaway?


Do you have a favourite movie?


Any bad habits?

Bad language, I heard it’s a sign of intelligence. Haha!

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

If I say then most people will know!

Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?

I want to see a horse size duck! So 100 of them please!

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