Crew Profiles

Justin Dowel - Driver

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Justin DowelBorn: 1 May 1971 - VIC
Lives: Berwick, VIC
Partner to: Simone, and father of three boys Troy, Corey and Ryan
Occupation: Managing Director of the family business, Natures Organics.  Team principal of Activ Rallysport

Justin Dowel made his rally debut in 1995 at the Rivertown trial (Victorian Club series) in a Datsun 1600.  He remembers getting penalised for not recording a passage control as he didn’t even know what one was.  Luckily this did nothing to quash his enthusiasm and he has come a long way since then.

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Matt Lee - Co-Driver

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matt-lee-150.jpgBorn:  17 May 1975 in Kew VIC
Lives:  Montrose, VIC
Married to: Tracy and proud Father of Oliver
Occupation: IT & Business Systems Manager for Natures Organics.  Also manages logistics and event operations for Activ Rallysport.

Matt Lee was born into a rallying family and attended his first Australian Rally Championship round at the age of just 6 months.  He has been actively involved ever since.

Matt first competed in 1993 in a historic rally with his Father Roger and competed with some success for the next decade. 

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John Down - Chief Engineer

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johnny-down.jpgBorn:  11 Feb 1967 in Torquay, UK
Lives:  Mandurah, WA
Partner: Lesley and Father of two
Occupation: Engineer for Activ Rallysport

John first started in motor sport at Peugeot Sport working on a variety of British Touring Cars and Rally Cars.  He moved to Seat Cupra Sport as one of the original team members, working to build up the new team to rally in British championship and the WRC.  He stayed involved all the way to WRC level with Drivers Gwyndaf Evans, Harri Roenparra, Toni Gardenmeister and Ladies rally champ Barbara Armstrong.

 

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