Driveme to be­come BARS school in 2017

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AGBO Stages win­ner and Driveme owner Paul Evans will see his driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence cen­tre be­come a recog­nised Bri­tish As­so­ci­a­tion of Rally Schools venue in 2017.

BARS cur­rently reg­u­lates the BARS exam that has to be passed by all driv­ers be­fore they can com­pete on UK ral­lies. Evans’ Driveme cen­tre based in Stafford cur­rently op­er­ates Red Let­ter Day-style su­per­car driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, but Evans’ rally back­ground has en­cour­aged him to in­cor­po­rate more ral­ly­ing.

“My son Ge­orge is start­ing in Ju­nior Au­to­grass this year and it’s nice to give some­thing back,” said Evans. “Phil Price and Bill Gwynne both en­cour­aged me onto the board of BARS and we’re look­ing for­ward to open­ing prop­erly in 2017.”

As well as of­fer­ing BARS tests, Evans has of­fered up a num­ber of prizes to Ju­nior F1000 driv­ers. Last month he pro­vided a free test where over 15 ju­niors drove at the venue in Stafford.

“We’re of­fer­ing the venue for a press day for the F1000s,” added Evans. “The win­ner of the cham­pi­onship will re­ceive a free driv­ing day with their car for fam­ily and spon­sors.”

Evans won the AGBO Stages at We­ston Park in March

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