For a kid with cancer, Luke Spalding had a remarkable attitude to life. He was the Ambassador for the Children's Hospital Foundation, and spent hours every week cheering up littlies in the cancer ward.
"You need to push and strive for something, otherwise you end up laying in bed feeling sorry for yourself," said Luke.
And while feeling sick from all the medication he was on, he still raced V3s.
Luke was diagnosed with the extremely rare cancer Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour at the age of 14. "They found out I had over 300 tumours," said Luke.
Despite chemotherapy, radiation and at least 10 surgeries, he was still able to take on the champions at Phillip Island, sometimes getting out of his sick bed to do so.
"It's the only thing that gets me out of hospital. I'm hoping to get into one of these things and get to the track."
"He had a real team behind him. They all know Luke, they know there is no stopping him so they have no choice but to get him up and out and ready for racing," said Luke's mother Sarah.
Luke started racing carts when he was seven years old. In 2015, he won Australian Formula 3 National Class Champion and in 2016 raced in V8 Utes Racing Series, despite being incredibly ill.