Shaun Tarlton Racing Update!
Eightvalve is a proud sponsor of Shaun Tarlton Racing.
Shaun competes in the S Class category of the Mini Se7en Championship. So far this season, his 'Track Road & Race' tuned 1275 engine and top class driving skills have put him ahead of the pack...
It was a shaky start to the 2017 season. Shaun's Mini suffered some technical issues back in April, leaving him unable to finish the first two races at Castle Combe circuit. However, having found the root of the problem, he has bounced back to take pole position rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10!
Most recently, the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch was a hugely successful weekend, which saw Shaun take to the podium twice - coming first in both rounds, despite hitting the gravel in the second round of the weekend! To enjoy such a lead over the rest of the pack really is testament to his driving skills - and the condition of his Mini.
Shaun is a one-man-band, doing the vast majority of the mechanical work himself, heading to each race meet with his Mini in the back of an plain, unmarked Transit van. All of the essentials are packed in - spares, some tools, an inflatable bed and a warm beer or two!
It's a stark contrast to his day job. Shaun works on all-singing and dancing Formula 1 cars - but there are no heirs and graces in the Mini Se7en paddock. His down-to-earth attitude is a breath of fresh air - and it has earned him quite a few followers; all of whom are welcomed with a big smile and a quick chat!
At Eightvalve, we can't wait to find out how Shaun gets on in the next race meets. Everything he achieves is well-deserved and we wish him all the very best.