KINGMAN COMPETES AGAINST RACING ROYALTY
Clayton Kingman raced alongside the nation’s heroes and sport stars, this weekend, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom, in the annual Mission Motorsport Race of Remembrance in Anglesey, North Wales.
The ePayMe-sponsored driver was selected by TWP Racing to pilot the Mazda MX5 alongside Will Earp, Andy Muirhead and beneficiary of the charity Gary Dunning.
The team raced against 35 cars with super-star drivers including Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy and Paralympic Gold medallist Jon-Allan Butterworth. In addition, more than 40 ex-servicemen and women from the charity competed in racing and support roles including engineering, mechanics, photography and PR.
Despite several issues with the car, throughout the nine-hour race, all three drivers pulled together and Kingman impressed in his stints, making-up 11 positions in his first stint and four in his second.
“What a humbling event!” commented Kingman. “When you see ex-servicemen and women with physical and psychological disabilities overcoming their difficulties, working together and achieving so much without a single complaint, it really puts life into perspective.
“The Mission Motorsport drivers and team-members all did a fantastic job all weekend and, even though we didn’t get the result we deserved, we achieved so much!”
The Race of Remembrance rounds-out a season for Kingman that also included driving the James Hunt Lotus 59 at Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.
“I’d like to thank my sponsors Rico Rally, APM Customs and my latest addition to the team, ePayMe, for their support this season. I’ve competed in some fantastic events and I can’t wait to see what next year brings.”
The 28-year old, who started racing following a high-profile ‘Twitter to Track’ campaign is working hard on his 2017 plans, which will be announced soon. In the meantime, follow him on Twitter using @claytonkingman and on Facebook at www.fb.com/claytonkingmanracing