Historic racer and sponsor Richard Budge lost his battle with cancer last week at the age of 69.
Budge, boss of the RJB Mining business, sponsored the HSCC’S Group 6 Sports Car Championship through the 1990s and his financial backing helped the club through a difficult period.
He was an accomplished racer with a passion for Chevrons and raced with great success in B8s and B19s. In 1983 he won the Oulton Park Gold Cup, sharing his Chevron with Vin Malkie in the Thundersports race.
Later he entered his Chevron B31/36 for Mike Wilds and enjoyed seeing the car win the RJB Mining Championship three times through the 1990s.