2017– HT Racing are entering the Trackday Championship and Trackday Trophy series, and for those interested in coming along to support the team, here are the calendar dates and results for the series.
Sunday – 23 April – Donington Park (National Circuit) – [4th in Class]
Sat/Sun – 13/14 May – Snetterton 200 – [3rd in Class]
Sat/Sun – 3/4 June – Silverstone – [1st in Class and fastest lap]
Sat/Sun – 24/25 June – Rockingham
Saturday – 12 August – Donington Park (National Circuit)
Sunday – 27 August – Snetterton 300
Saturday – 9 September – Brands Hatch (GP Circuit)
Saturday – 28 October – Oulton Park
After over 20 years Andy returns to the track again, bring out his old number 59 back out of retirement. Back in the mid 70’s and 80’s Andy raced Karts from the young age of 16 and progressing through to being a works driver for Star Karts based up in Heysham Head, near Morcambe. His clame-to-fame is that once a year he raced against Nigel Mansell at the world cup held at Heysham Head.
Motorsport has always been Andy’s real sporting passion and over the past three years, together with his brother-in-law, Neil House, they have developed their track day Renault Clio 172 Cup car into a full blown race car. So in 2015, Andy’s racing passion resurrected itself, entering the MSVR Trackday Trophy Series with Neil, which is a mini endurance type race structure with pit-stop and driver change during a 45 minute race. There are a number of classes that all race together and are based upon power to weight ratios, which makes the series ideal to use as a progression from doing Trackdays.
2015 proved to be very much a steep learning curve for both Andy and Neil, but progress was made throughout the year, with their first trophies being won at the final round at Oulton Park.
2016 a completely different story, with two wins, one at Donington Park and one at Oulton Park, toge a number of fastest laps, and a bit of misfortune, but overal resulted in a encouraging year, proving that all the hard work over the winter months promoted our racing team up to be one of the front runners in class C.
Simonswood have a great part to play in the sponsorship of HT Racing, both during the year with the general running costs and fittingly with the corporate hospitality put on at Oulton Park, which proved a resounding success with our guests. Something that we will be doing again each year, although we cannot guarantee a pit walk.
HT Racing would like to thank all its co-sponsors for their help during 2016, and look forward to their continued support during 2017 –
Holmeswood Garage – www.holmeswoodgarage.co.uk
Xpress Autoparts – www.xpressautoparts.co.uk
Mulberry Waste Limited – www.mulberrywaste.co.uk
Pier Fun Casinos – www.pierfuncasinos.co.uk
Sentronics – www.sentronics.com
Photos by – Laura Manning / Steve Cross