WHORTON-EALES GETS F1 ENTRY
Renault Clio Cup champion to make his BRISCA F1 debut at Birmingham Wheels
Renault UK Clio Cup champion Ant Whorton-eales will make his BRISCA F1 stock car debut at Birmingham Wheels on November 12.
The Lichfield racer, who took nine wins on his way to the Clio crown this season, will take part in the meeting-opening Under 25s race at the Gala meeting.
The 22-year-old is the nephew of former BRISCA F1 World Final winner Murray Harrison, and his father Mark has also contested short oval racing.
Whorton-eales has built and races a classic hot rod, but this will be his first outing in an F1 car.
He said: “I am really looking forward to this. I have driven a car before and I really enjoyed it, but racing one will be something else. I have seen the entries and there are some great drivers, so it is going to be a real test for me. “I hope I will be fast, but then there is the contact to take into account as well. The hits do look hard, but that is something that you have to deal with when you are at the front. “This is just a one-off at the moment as I will still concentrate on circuit racing, but now the season is over, I am able to go and do something without too much pressure. I just hope I don’t let the circuit racing boys down.” The meeting, which starts at 1700hrs, also features BRISCA F2 and V8 Hot Stox on the bill. ● The 2013 National Hot Rod World Final winner John Christie will also feature at the meeting. He has been loaned the car of experienced racer Paul Hines for his debut in the category. The Northern Irishman will take part in the full meeting.
Whorton-eales took nine wins and Clio Cup crown