I am sad to report that rallycross racer Ross Browning lost his long and brave fight against cancer recently.
Born into a farming family, his father and uncle built up a thriving business in poultry, pigs and later fruit.
Ross was thrust into the business when his father died at the age of 46. The following year Ross started his rallycross career by acquiring Mark Lloyd’s Ford Escort Mk1. Racing in the C class, he learnt his trade with this car. Moving up to Class B he acquired Ron Pearson’s 2.1-litre BDG Ford Escort Mk2. This class was where Ross had his most successful years.
He won the Swindon Class B National championship and also finished top two-wheel-drive car in the televised TVS series.
In 1990 he acquired Mike Quaife’s Turbo Ford Escort Mk3 and moved into Class A. He retired in 1991 season.
He leaves a wife Alison and two children, Jessica and Robert. We all have many fond memories Ross: rest in peace. Mike Bromley (mechanic) Via email
Motorsport News, July 20