It all began in 2009, when at the age of 7, Tom started go-karting, at his local country track in Grenfell, NSW. By 16 years of age, Tom had achieved countless race wins across the country, including the Australian Junior Sprint Classic and NSW State Championships, numerous title events and even racing in the British Kart Grand Prix, in England.
2016 was Tom's most outstanding year, having ranked 15th out of all karters in Australia, with convincing wins in the NSW Kart Championship, Canberra Cup, South Pacific Titles and the Southern Star Series.
After stepping up into Formula Ford, Tom has progressed rapidly, gaining the knowledge and skill that is required to be a career racing driver. In his 12 years of being behind the wheel, he has established himself as an up and coming star. He reinforced this by taking out the NSW State series in 2020, VIC State and the esteemed Australian Championship in 2021.
2023 Tom made the transition from to McElrea Racing to undergo the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Championship. McElrea racing has established themselves as the current leading team in Porsche racing in Australia and are now extending themselves into the USA, with Tom heading the charge.
In 2019 Sargent was fortunate enough to test CHE Racing's Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car. "It was an eye opening experience and definitely a career pathway we can see ourselves going down" Sargent said. This test started Tom on a GT sports car career pathway which has led him to the USA to pursue.
Tom has also been offered a number of different drives from V8 Supercar teams after his impressive debut in Formula Ford.
2018 was Tom's first year of Formula Ford, and he achieved immediate success while competing in the NSW State Championship, winning several races and 2 rounds. This resulted in him being awarded runner-up in the NSW State Series. Tom also debuted in the Australian National Series at Round 3 that year, making an immediate impression by taking out 2nd place in only his second National race, and his first as a support class at a V8 Supercar Round.
2019, in his first full year competing in the Australian Formula Ford Series, Tom made his mark at the opening round at Eastern Creek with an emphatic pole position, and followed up with the Round win. He went on to achieve numerous race wins including a second place at Tailem Bend for Round 4. He finished his debut year third overall for the 2019 Australian Formula Ford Series. This was a remarkable achievement, considering he missed an entire round, after a horror crash in qualifying during Round 4 at Sandown Raceway, which left him hospitalised for the weekend. One of Tom's highlights for the year being at Easter time, when Tom and his team mate Lachlan Mineeff competed in a Toyota 86 at the Bathurst 6 Hour. Despite a blown engine 40 minutes in to the event, the team was able to perform an engine change from another car in the car park. The engine swap allowed Tom and Lachlan to become the youngest ever driver pairing to finish an endurance event around the iconic Mount Panorama Circuit.
2020 saw both the National Formula Ford Series and the Bathurst 6 Hour cancelled, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However Tom won the NSW Formula Ford series a shortened 3 Round championship, onboard his Colin Hill Engineering prepared Mygale.
2021 had a near full return of motorsports in Australia. It had a shortened series in both the Victorian and National Formula Ford Championship. The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour was run in full swing, which saw Tom and Lachlan team up again to tackle the mountain in the Toyota 86. This time the car ran faultlessly at the hands of Tom and Lachlan. The pairing blitzed the D Class taking 1st place in class and finishing 15th out of 55 cars. In Formula Ford Tom was a standout class in both the National and Victorian championship taking 21 wins out of 23 starts. He was crowned Champion in both series and was added the the illustrious list of Australian Formula Ford Champions.
2022 started off incredibly strong with Tom and co-driver Cameron Hills taking outright win at the Bathurst 6 Hour in newly built BMW M2 Competition. Tom and team owner Colin Hill worked countless 80+ hour weeks prior to the event building the never before built BMW M2C. Tom qualified the car on pole but was relegated to last (63rd) due to a technical infringement post qualifying. The pair drove from last on the grid to win the event in unbelievable circumstances. Tom becoming the youngest ever driver to win the 6 Hour outright and set the lap record for production cars along the way. Tom then top the year off by taking out his fourth consecutive Championship in 3 years winning the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge series aboard his Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car. Tom won 7 of the 11 races, never finishing any lower than second for the year. Tom had an extremely successful year accompanied by his massive announcement about moving to the USA to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America series!
2023 sees Tom tackle his biggest motorsport set to date, as he has relocated himself to Mooresville in North Carolina racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America series...