Ryan How is one of the most talented and exciting youngsters on the Australian motorsport scene.
However, he faces a bleak future after a mechanical failure saw him crash out of the lead of an Australian GT Championship race in Perth.
While Ryan was unhurt, his car suffered significant damage in the impact.
On a shoestring budget, Ryan and his father Simon are unable to repair it.
The devastating crash occurred just 24 hours after Ryan's breakthrough win, a sensational performance that left the 17-year-old lost for words.
Now, having had the world at his feet, he faces the agonizing prospect that his career could be over.
At just 17-years-old, How is already a race winner, claiming victory at Perth's Barbagallo Raceway during Round 2 of the CAMS Australian GT Championship – one of the world's toughest and most respected GT competitions.
He rocketed onto the Australian scene in 2018 with a stunning performance at Sydney Motorsport Park.
His 2019 campaign then got off to a perfect start with four class wins from as many starts in front of a massive crowd at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Albert Park.
Ryan and Simon then scratched together the budget, with the help of rival and 2018 Australian GT Trophy Class title winner Nick Kelly and Industrie, to make the journey to Perth.
Immediately on the pace, Ryan qualified on the second row of the grid before racing to a magnificent victory in the first race of the weekend.
He was again in contention in Race 2, coming home third after battling with experienced racers Peter Major and Geoff Emery for the lead.
His weekend then looked set to end on a high, leading the race and driving with maturity beyond his years to see off a challenge from Major and hold a commanding lead.
With just 15 seconds left in the race, a failure at the end of the back straight into the final corner robbed the teenager of what would have been a magnificent result.
Now, having at the world at his feet, his year - and potentially his career - looks over.
Ryan was targeting the sixth round of the Australian GT Championship as his next outing.
The streets of the Gold Coast host that event in late October, with Ryan planning on saving every cent he could to raise the funds to enter the race.
Following the heart-break in Perth, which saw him consoled on live television by his dad Simon who'd run from pit lane to the final corner, Ryan needs our help.
Ryan aspires to a career racing GT and sportscars and has shown a natural flair and talent for his chosen trade.
Driving the oldest car, and by far the youngest driver in the field, Ryan was able to mix it with rivals in much newer machinery, rivals who've won multiple championships and countless races.
Let's band together help this talented teenager back on track by raising the money needed to get his Audi R8 LMS repaired.
This is a race Ryan can win, but he needs us in his garage supporting him.