2015 Season Roundup


2015 Season Roundup

Our 2015 season has seen thrilling and intense battles and all three class titles have gone to drivers who have won them for the first time.

Taking the 924 class win was Adam Croft of Harrogate, who had already accrued sufficient points at rather fittingly his home circuit of Croft in September. Born in Taunton, Somerset, Adam saw a great many podium finishes this year - in contrast to an expensive and not particularly successful year in Boxsters in 2014. A company director of both a digital marketing consultancy and a Ukrainian export business, Adam was grateful to his sponsors Fine Drinks Cooperative & Champagne Warehouse and the Championship were extremely happy that the company decided to come on board as fastest lap award sponsors for the season.

Setting the Class C pace earlier in the year was veteran PDA driver, Manchester man Alastair Kirkham. Together with his father, who always supported him at race weekends, they run the Stretford parts business Porsha-Recycled. Alastair started his racing with us in 2002, but has now retired and sold his car to a new driver who will join us next year. Also chasing Adam throughout the season were Karl Rossin, Nizar El-Chamaa and Philip Waters. Karl, who runs his own electrical business, leapfrogged Alastair in points at our final round to take third place, where Niz and Phil finished just a single point apart behind Alastair.

Michael Goodacre was unchallenged this season in the Class B 'Production' Boxsters. From Warrington, Michael runs Performance 247 Ltd whose motto is "passion - performance - results". He came to the PDA from karting and joined our Zandvoort and Brands Hatch rounds, completing every race he entered.

The Class A Boxster title went this year to an ex-Caterham racer who finished 2nd in the same car in 2014. From Follyfoot in Yorkshire, self-funded Ed Hayes is run by a small team centered around his friend Lee.

Two drivers from Leighton Buzzard were close rivals all season and both landed multiple podiums. Richard Avery runs a successful family commercial vehicle accident repair and paintwork business - which explains why his car was consistantly one of the best presented in the paddock. Garry Lawrence was supported by Dodd & Vaughton licenced conveyancers and Country Properties estate and letting agents this season. The pair came to us from Toyota MR2s and took 2nd and 3rd overall in the Class A table.

Close on their tail were Adam Southgate and championship organiser Nick Hull, who landed a Porsches career best 2nd place at Silverstone in his 987. Rugby-based Adam started with us as a student, racing a realiability-hampered 924 back in 2010 and 2011 but his role as Group Leader of Vehicle Stability at Jaguar Land Rover, together with unwavering support from his family team and sponsors AVUS Consulting Ltd, InterCad Ltd and Prosure Draughting Services, have funded a successful move up to a 986 Boxster. Nick is director of two companies: one a sucessful home improvements company in York, Millennium Windows and the other TBM Ltd shopfitters.

Headline sponsors for the championship in 2015 were again Toyo Tires, with their immensely popular road-legal R888 being our control tyre, and we are very grateful for the support Technical and Motorsport Director Alan Meaker has provided, and will continue to provide in 2016. On hand throughout the season to supply and fit not only tyres, but also brake pads and callipers from Questmead were Tony Mekwinski of Tyres (South Shore) Ltd. based in Blackpool. Tony is always kept very busy in our paddock but did manage a few races with us this year.

Also of vital importance to us this season have been sponsor Jasmine Porshalink, whose white van load of new and used parts have kept many a driver out of a tough spot through the year. Director and ex-racer Brian Goff were often joined by Chris and James and we are extremely grateful for their support. We also express our gratitide for the partnerships we established with Bluefin Insurance and Fuchs Lubricants UK, and the continuing support of Questmead, Mintex, Gaz Shocks and Custom Cages.

And finally we are proud to have raised over £1000 for our chosen charity for the season, CMT UK - supporting sufferers of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease http://cmt.org.uk

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