Nick Ross 93
Nick has spent most of his life engulfed in racing with his step father Dave racing most weekends in his Capri super rod , meant Nick grew up with it in his blood.
He began his own racing career in the budget formula of incarods with some success and lots of damage , he knows there is always rubbing !
Dave Poole was still racing his super rod at the same time in the slick cars and many meetings saw them both racing , with Dave also joining the incarods at stages too.
The thirst for something faster was eating away at Nick and the purchase of a Nova shelled 2 lt hot rod was no surprise . The car was knocked into shape and trials proved it needed a little more work . He is aided not only by Dave’s experience mechanically but also number 2 mechanic Bob who lends a hand both in the workshop and at the track side.
The Nova began to show form and Nick took his first win in the formula but was that enough !
No it wasn’t ! Nick came to me around June time last year declaring love ! For the want of a classic hot rod that was . We talked about what he wanted , Nick was hunting for something not quite the norm.
Following the national weekend Mike Oliver had just finished putting the Talbot back together with replacement parts that he crashed out in . It was the second time Mike had taken frontal damage in the car , the first in Ireland . This time it was a little heavier ,wrecking the newly fitted radiator ,damaging the wings and front panels.
Mike had success in the car on the shale at Mildenhall but wasn’t quite sure what to do next ?
Darren Owen mentioned to him Nick was looking for a car and after travelling to Aberystwyth on the second tripNick returned with the car .
The panels were all done but paint was needed and one or two extra bits , the car would need setting up and to be fair it was turned around quickly .
Brett Fiddler was on hand to sort the bodywork and give the car a smart new coat of paint. Brett himself a successful race driver now runs his own body shop and car repaint shop.
Sam Grey motor sport fabrications at Samspeed has also been a big help to Nick with the car and has sponsored the car.
Still running the ford zetec engine in the car has proved reasonable for Nick on his debut at Hednesford for the best in Britain where he ran from the back all day getting used to the car .
Nick declares that it is a new learning curve on the development of his race career . He is that committed that the 2lt hot rod was back out on new years day at Birmingham . 2019 could be a busy one race wise for the young man who also holds down a full-time job whilst studying for a degree .
The car is on display this weekend at the McGill Motorsports stand at the Autosports show Nec Birmingham.