Champion Alfie is ready to return to the track
TEENAGE racing driver Alfie Gendall is raring to go as he prepares to defend his Junior American Cup Car Racing title.
The 14 year old from Yate is due to start the 2020 motorsport season on August 1, the first day of action at the newly-reopened Birmingham Wheels Raceway.
After an extended break due to the lockdown Alfie is keen to get back out on track again.
He said: "I am really looking forward to getting out on track racing again, after what seems like such a long time. We've been working hard on the car over the break so it will be good to see my friends again and get back behind the wheel."
Alfie, who is the current British JACCR champion, having won the title in his debut season, has recently welcomed new sponsors including Willams Automobiles of Chipping Sodbury.
He said: "As they also have a motorsport division they are a great source of knowledge and a company I would love to be a part of when I am older."
Alfie has also won support from the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury, Powersystems UK and Specialist Motorworx, who join existing sponsors Pentax, Bristol Cameras, Nikon, Castle Combe and Speed Demon Industries. "I am very lucky to have these amazing companies sponsor me", Alfie says, "and am extremely grateful to all of them for their support, I could not go racing without it".
Alfie's car is a half-scale American NASCAR vehicle, powered by a 390cc Honda engine and limited in the UK to 60mph.
When the car is not racing it can often be seen at local car meets, at Castle Combe Action Days and in the local area where the team try to encourage other youngsters into motorsport, showing them the options available and also raising money for various charities by letting kids sit in the car for a photo in return for a small donation.
Potential sponsors can contact the team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture: Alfie and his Junior American Cup Car with sponsor Henry Williams and his own Morgan race car at Williams Automobiles in Chipping Sodbury. Picture: Jeff Gendall.