Name – Maddox Gibbs
Age – 14 1/2yrs
Location – Somerville , Victoria
What do you race? Junior Formula 500
How long have you been racing? 7years
What do you enjoy most about racing? Making new friends & memories with my family.
Who is your inspiration and why did you start racing? Uncle Owen because no matter how hard racing can be he never gives up. I started racing when I got my first Gokart for my birthday in 2013 and just finished my first season in my formula 500.
What would you like people to know about you? I’m not good at starting conversations with people, i might be short with my answers , I might not make eye contact with you but doesn’t mean I’m not interested in talking.
Who supports you in your racing? My family/team “Sky’s The Limit Motorsport” https://www.facebook.com/SKYSthelimitmotorsport/
Would you like to tell us about your autism diagnosis and about any challenges you face? I struggle with communication & too many people telling me how to drive my car , people tend to stay away from me at racing and not talk to me because I struggle communicating with them.
How do you think autism has helped you? It’s helped me by making me a stronger person and just because I have autism doesn’t mean I cant achieve and strive for goals just like everyone else, I deserve all the best opportunities like the best of drivers “Autism isn’t a disability it’s a different ability” it’s our team motto.
Who are your sponsors? Matt – Motosign/The Wrap Factory, Andrew – Burdetts Sand & Soil, John/Anna – Nationwide Pilot Services, Ryan – Cush Clothing Co., Fiona – Highline Racewear, Mum , Dad & Uncle Owen.
Anything else? This young man has been spreading autism awareness through his racing for sometime now. It was such a privilege to receive a message that he would like to be apart of our RWAA team. I’m proud to be apart of the RWAA team & raising awareness for Autism not only at the track but everywhere we go ??