Lack­ford moves to OSS for his 45th an­niver­sary rac­ing sea­son

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Club racer Nor­man Lack­ford is switch­ing to the OSS Cham­pi­onship this sea­son as he marks his 45th year of con­tin­u­ous rac­ing.

He made his de­but in a Ford Anglia in April 1969 and will be rac­ing a Rad­i­cal PR6 this year. Lack­ford has raced in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing Spe­cial Sa­loons and the Cas­tle Combe GT Se­ries, and has picked up around 100 tro­phies in that time.

“I saved up for a Ford Anglia that I re­built as a race car I drove to the cir­cuits, took out the seats, re­moved the si­lencer, changed the wheels, got scru­ti­neered, had some­one paint my num­ber on the roundels – and then went rac­ing!” he said.

“We’ve al­ways made our own cars un­til the cur­rent Rad­i­cal, and Rachel [his wife] is a su­perb fi­bre­glass lam­i­na­tor with in­fi­nite pa­tience.”

OSS cham­pi­onship co­or­di­na­tor Alan Jenk­ins added: “OSS is pleased to wel­come Nor­man and Rachel in this, their 45th year of rac­ing. Al­though a de­but driver for the cham­pi­onship, Nor­man will be on the grid and in the pad­dock along­side friends both old and new, to help both him and Rachel cel­e­brate this mile­stone.”

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