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I am 29yrs old born in Birmingham a proud Brummie! I come from a family of 5 with an elder brother and a younger sister plus Mom & Dad, Hyacinth & Leslie who are all both family and team members.
I left school at age 16 having secured an apprenticeship with Volkswagen Shirley my local VW dealership. After 3 years with them they entered me into a competition for apprentice of the year which I won! Funnily enough one of the prizes was a day at the track with VW UK racing. I’d actually been working with Team Hard in the VW Cup already!
Shortly after I left the job to set up DW Racing with my father Leslie, working on everyday road cars as well as Racing Saloons and as mentioned while working for VW, I had already worked for some racing teams as a mechanic, the highlight of which was being number 1 mechanic on Jack Goff’s Vauxhall Insignia in the British Touring Car Championship.
My first car race followed on from a sporadic career in karting from age 12 to 15. The race was at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire and I was driving a Volkswagen Vento in the VW-Cup at 16 years old I was the youngest competitor in the field and I finished 1st in class. For the remainder of 2005, I stayed in the same series finishing 12th in the overall end of year standings.
I raced a full season in the Dunlop Sport Maxx championship for Mini Coopers finishing 2nd overall with many top 3 positions and fastest laps. The year was topped off by an invitation to race the more powerful cooper S in which I achieved 2 podium positions from 3 races.
Saw me take a break from racing as the race car preparation business was starting to get very busy with an involvement in building 10 VW Golf GTI’s for the VW-Cup and various BTCC cars.
Towards the end of a 3 year break I was given the opportunity to race in the GT Cup with a Marcos Mantis I raced in the final 3 rounds of the championship taking a couple of class wins and fastest laps.