Swift Rallycross Championships

Swift Rallycross Championships

CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE FOR FREE SEASONS RACING STARTS AT CROFT CIRCUIT

Tristan Ovenden taking the win at Croft in 2014

 

Changes in the Power Maxed Swift Sport camp this season will keep it interesting for 2014 Swift Sport Champion Tristan Ovenden who returns, enjoying his championship prize of a season’s free racing, courtesy of championship organisers Peter Gwynne Motorsport Ltd.

 

Sittingbourne’s Darren Scott returns, committed to the full season and with the Scott’s Transport Swift having a major overhaul and carrying new sponsors logos including GSF Car parts, Scott will be putting in a strong title chase this season.

Darren Scott's Swift ready for action

 

Several grid wins? and a podium place in 2014 was the confidence boost needed for Deal driver Rob Maynard who is working his way up the pack along with Barnsley-based Jack Brown in the Intercomp Swift who put in some strong performances last year.

 

Nathan Heathcote will be another one to watch in the Countrystyle Recycling Swift.  Formerly from a karting background, the hotshot from Ashford in Kent took the class by storm, winning a heat on his debut at Pembrey.  

 

Yorkshireman Dave Ellis in the Sayers Tanker-supported Swift also enjoyed a podium place at Lydden Hill in August.  Ellis joined the championship midway through last season having previously competed in the Hot Hatch class.

Dave Ellis in the Sayers Tanker supported Swift action at Blyton

 

Normally a front runner in the RX150 class, Jake Harris makes the transition from rear to front wheel drive, taking out the family SH Racing Swift, whilst newcomer to the class Ryan McAdam also has a change of vehicle previously having competed on two wheels in classes such as the Aprilia RRV450 Challenge and the Bridgestone Supertwin Championship.  Making the trip down from Scotland through the night to attend a recent Swift test day, the ambitious Aberdonian is keen to test his talent on four wheels in this ultra-competitive class piloting a Peter Gwynne hire Swift. 

 

BTCC Power Maxed Team owner Adam Weaver is set to make a return having made his rallycross debut here are Croft back in October in a hire Swift.  Weaver has since purchased the Mullen Motorsport Swift and plans to compete in the championship, where rounds do not conflict with his BTCC commitments.

 

Now 17, junior driver and MSA Academy student, Jake Taylor takes the step up to Swift Sports and will be taking charge of the 2013 championship winning car, previously driven by Graham Rodemark. 

 

Newcomers towards the end of last season, Andrew Hawkes and Alex Spencer will also be looking to work their way up the order as they learn the circuits and  develop their race 

Jeff Hankin winning the C Final in first outing at Blyton

To complete the line up here are Croft, joining the British Rallycross scene for the first time, adrenaline junkie Jeff Hankin returns having sampled the Swifts at the final Swift round at Blyton Park in Lincolnshire, last year.  Previously having tried sports such as British Bobsleigh and Street Luge, he won the C final at his first Rallycross outing so is set for a full Swift season. 


Join us at Croft Circuit, near Darlington to see who comes out a winner.

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