Speed­works son to race Cater­ham

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Former Min­is­tox racer Tom Grensinger will grad­u­ate to cir­cuit rac­ing this sea­son with a sea­son in the Cater­ham Acad­emy in a drive funded by track day or­gan­iser Booka­track.com.

Grensinger, son of BTCC team Speed­works Motorsport owner Chris­tian Dick, has spent two sea­sons in Min­is­tox but has now hit the re­tire­ment age of 16. Af­ter con­sid­er­ing Stock Rods or Sa­loon Stock Cars as the next step, a day at Bly­ton Park changed Grensinger’s am­bi­tion.

“It was great to be on a cir­cuit with left and right han­ders,” he ex­plained. “Min­is­tox has been great and I have learnt a lot but a long cir­cuit is so much more re­ward­ing.

“We have known the Booka­track guys for a while, and my mum has worked for them, so we have a re­la­tion­ship and they are keen to pro­mote them­selves through the Acad­emy. They asked if I was in­ter­ested in a sea­son of rac­ing and it took me a split-sec­ond to de­cide!”

“This is very much Tom and Booka­track’s project,” ex­plained Dick. “It isn’t a Speed­works en­try but I’ll be pleased to of­fer what help and sup­port I can. There are a cou­ple of BTCC clashes but I’ll be there when I can, cheer­ing him on.”

The Cater­ham Acad­emy be­gins on April 22 with a sprint at Ain­tree, while the first cir­cuit race will take place at Brands Hatch on June 4.

rounds – as well as track days and spo­radic drift events.

But one full rac­ing meet­ing will take place at the cir­cuit this year, with the CTCRC head­ing to Ly­d­den for a one-day meet­ing on Au­gust 12 with a full pro­gramme of events for Clas­sic, His­toric, Group One and Pro­duc­tion Tour­ing Cars, as well as Blue Oval and Thun­der­sa­loons and rounds of the Clas­sic VW, Smart 4Two Cup and VTEC Chal­lenge.

In ad­di­tion to that, a Truck­sport UK event is sched­uled to take place the week­end prior to the CTCRC meet­ing, although no rac­ing will take place.

Cir­cuit di­rec­tor Pauline Ge­vaux said: “We are de­lighted to have mo­tor rac­ing back at Ly­d­den. We hope to have even more events next year.”

Sil­hou­ette sa­loon stal­wart Robert Knox is at­tempt­ing to boost the CTCRC grids for the Ly­d­den rounds, with sev­eral former SEMSEC (South East Mo­tor Sport En­thu­si­asts’ Club) mem­bers – in­clud­ing former sa­loon cham­pion Bill Richards – hav­ing ex­pressed in­ter­est in tak­ing part.

Car rac­ing back to Ly­d­den for 2017

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