Very few 18 year olds are as committed and passionate about their athletic future as Joseph Burton-Harris. Born in England to New Zealand parentage; raised in Australia, JBH began his racing career in kart racing with Top Gun Racing and R360.
JBH has represented Australia twice as a Junior in the Rotax World Championships in Portugal 2012 finishing 7th and New Orleans, USA 2013 where he won Heat 2 in the rain by 7 seconds. His highly successful karting career included multiple State Championships as well as podium finishes in 3 National titles.
Racing in Germany for Formula K and then France for R360/Tony Kart Hungary has provided Joseph with the perfect start to his racing education, leading the field against some of the best Junior drivers in the world.
The transition to Formula racing with Texas Autosports has been very successfully with 9 wins and a second place from 10 races. 8 Pole Positions against multiple national champions has proven that this move was the right one for Joseph, This is partly due to his obsession with diet and exercise, never wavering from a strictly disciplined healthy lifestyle. Joseph is vocally active about healthy living for teens and lives the message founding 21st Century youth (www.21cy.org) to communicate this message globally.
Committed to Entertain
We cannot talk about Joseph Burton-Harris without mentioning his racing motivation, to entertain. Many have witnessed Joseph’s entertaining style of racing, never giving up the chase no matter how difficult. Passing his fellow competitors close and clean is what drives this young man to race. Putting on a show for the fans is what puts a smile on Joseph’s face and those at NOLA would have witnessed his tenacity racing the Formula Mazda multi-national champion Darryl Wills to 2 wins. JBH’s personality off track is mirrored on the track and he is looking forward to continue to entertain throughout his schedule in 2015. Come and meet this personable young man…
- Birthdate: 21 June 1997
- Birthplace: Reading, England
- Hometown: Sydney, Australia & Cresson, Texas
- Height: 5′ 8”
- Weight: 130 pounds
- Education: Australia – Completed Higher School Certificate 2014 (1 year early at 17yrs) with the subjects: Modern History; Economics; English; Senior Science; Mathematics Extension 1
- Education: England – GCSE at 15 yrs with the subjects: Mathematics; English Language; Economics; Modern History; Physics
- Hobbies: Qantas Virtual Pilot for 6 years