Shire racing product Tom Muller leads the B1 class of the 2017 NSW Production Touring Championship

Need for speed: Young shire driver Tom Muller has enjoyed success so far this season in the NSW Production Touring Championship. Picture: John Veage

Need for speed: Young shire driver Tom Muller has enjoyed success so far this season in the NSW Production Touring Championship. Picture: John Veage

The need for speed has always been in Tom Muller’s blood.

The 17-year-old shire product is leading the B1 class in the NSW Production Touring Championship after four rounds, highlighted by his latest effort in the Enduro event at Sydney Motorsport Park earlier this month.

Muller finished 11th overall and first in his class, backing up from his effort in round three at Lakeside in Queensland last month where he finished third outright behind Aaron Seton and Jacques Oosthuizen.

Muller, who is in year 12 at Woolooware High School, fell in love with the sport as a child watching his father, Urs, race Historics in his Alfa Romea GTV. Now he is in the driver’s seat for Muller Motorsport, with his dad as manager.

He had his first taste behind the wheel at the age of 12 when he started competing in motorkhana and super sprints.

Now racing his own Mitsubishi Evo 5, Muller is all grown up. He stepped up to the highly competitive X3 NSW Excel Series last year and earned stellar results.

Tom Muller. Picture: John Veage

Tom Muller. Picture: John Veage

Muller finished in the top three – a fine effort in his first full year of racing – and secured the Hyundai Excel lap record at Wakefield Park.

“Ever since I began racing I knew motorsport was for me. It has become my passion,” he said.

“My first race win in the Excel Series was [in May last year] where I led the race from start to finish. Itʼs such a competitive field and to come out on top and win the weekend was a great achievement for me.

“Hopefully I will be able to continue my success. I look forward to every opportunity to get into the car and I always hope for a good result.”

Muller is leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of success. He works with a personal trainer who also assists him with his diet as a way of keeping in top shape to combat the rigours of racing.

Muller also has plans to enter the six hour Australian Production Touring event next year and has his sights firmly set on a career in motorsport as a professional driver.

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