Ryal Harris has been racing since the age of 11, starting in karts on the Gold Coast. In next to no time, he started winning races and in his 2nd year took out his first title.
From 1998 – 2002 he won over 14 State and National titles against some of Australia’s best karters. When he was 16, Ryal was picked up by Dick Johnson Racing as a junior development driver, making his debut in the V8 Ute series in 2004. After struggling to raise sufficient budget for 6 years, in 2011 Ryal was given the opportunity to race with BIG GUN RACING. After his consignment with the racing team, he was winning races, taking out 8 race wins in 2011 and just missing out on the title.
He won back to back championships in 2012/2013 and wrapped up the 2015 title as well, making him a 3 time Champion of the sport.
Ryal fell just shy of a 4th Title in 2017 with a penalty in the last race at Newcastle ending his chances.
Ryal is now the most successful V8 Ute driver in history with over 50 race wins, 13 pole positions, numerous lap records and the first driver in history to win 3 championships in the V8 Ute category. In 2014, Ryal made his V8 Supercar debut at Bathurst, bringing in a top ten result during his first attempt.
Now 32, Ryal made history by winning the first ever SUPERUTE race, with POLE position and 2 race wins on the streets of Adelaide in 2018, making his Debut in the EFS 4X4 ACCESSORIES, WEST END MAZDA BT-50 ran by Peters Motorsport.