British Touring Car Championship outfit Power Maxed Racing have today announced their support of upcoming kart superstar Jacob Anslow.
As part of the BTCC team’s ongoing commitment to nurturing young motorsport talent, the 7-year-old Wellingborough based racer will drive under the Power Maxed Racing banner for 2018, with a view to ultimately piloting BTCC machinery in the future.
Following a chance visit in November 2016 to his local track, Whilton Mill, Jacob was hooked. The next few months saw father and son practicing hard at the Northamptonshire track, culminating in Michael biting the bullet and entering Jacob in the fiercely competitive BKC Bambino Championship for 2017.
“Back in March, we rocked up at Hooton Park Raceway complete novices, with a kart, a couple of spanners and a can of petrol. It became apparent straight away that we both had a lot to learn” stated dad Michael. “But, come Sunday, we achieved 13th place in the final.”
In October 2017, less than 12 months after he first sat in a kart, Jacob won his first race, at Round 9 of the Shennington Kart Series. Taking the chequered flag by.223 of a second, this has cemented his place as a real racer, and added yet more fire to the 7-year-old’s drive to his dream of becoming a professional racer.
2018 will see Jacob step up to the BKC Interkart Challenge. Taking place across 10 UK based tracks, the competitive series sees some of the best 7-10-year-old drivers in the country take their place on the grid. All Interkarts are powered by sealed 160 cc 4 stroke Honda engines, ensuring close racing, and ensuring talent and hard-work are the most important attributes.
Alongside this, Jacob will be competing in the Shennington Kart Series for a second year in a row. With an impressive win already under his belt, Power Maxed Racing Team Manager, Martin Broadhurst, is looking forward to working with the youngster into the future:
“Jacob is without a doubt a future star of the sport, and you only need to look at his first season’s performance to see that. Winning a race in something as prestigious as the Shennington Kart Series within 12 months of your first drive is fantastic and shows massive promise for the future. We’re excited to be working with somebody as professional and dedicated as Jacob, as part of our programme of bringing your motorsport talent through the ranks.”
Warwickshire-based Power Maxed Racing (PMR) is a professional motor racing team currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with the Vauxhall Astras designed and built by the 10-man team at PMR.
In the Astras’ debut season, PMR achieved several podium finishes and secured the coveted Jack Sears Trophy with five races of the Championship still to run.
PMR is headed up by Team Principal, Adam Weaver and highly respected BTCC engineer, Martin Broadhurst. Weaver also owns sister company Automotive Brands; whose product portfolio includes well respected aftermarket brands Power Maxed and Steel Seal.
2018 sees PMR continue its relationship with Vauxhall in the BTCC, with the two PMR Astras competing in the Championship’s 60th anniversary season, aiming to contend for the title.