October’s racing round up
As the curtain falls on another season of racing, October heralded plenty of success for our Walero athletes
Nelson King claims third in JCW Championship
The grand finale of the 2023 Vertu Motors Mini Challenge JCW Championship at Brands Hatch was new territory for Nelson King, who had never driven the Brands Hatch GP circuit before. But his talent shone through as he battled plenty of adversity to claim the valuable points he needed to secure a P3 in the championship in just his rookie season of competition in the top Mini Challenge class.
Nelson’s rookie season has been a captivating narrative of growth, determination, and the unyielding spirit of a true racer. His P3 overall is not just a position; it’s a narrative of a young racer’s fortitude amidst motorsport’s unpredictable, exhilarating world.
“Diving into my first season in JCW has been a challenging experience. Despite facing countless adversities, clinching a top three finish in the championship feels immensely rewarding.”
Josh Malin helps Rosland Gold Racing with Century Motorsport claim teams’ title
The weekend saw Josh Malin help his Rosland Gold Racing team clinch not one but two double podium finishes, securing the Team Championship in only their second season in the Carrera Cup GB series. The celebrations were jubilant, with Josh Malin finishing P3 in the drivers’ championship.
Entering the season late, Josh had certainly made a name for himself as a top talent within the Porsche ranks, with his exceptional speed and talent behind the wheel evident at each round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship as he claimed multiple podium finishes to help his team secure the ultimate honour.
“WE DID IT!! Teams Champions, and P3 overall in the Drivers Championship!!”
“As a result of my performances this year, I’ve secured P3 overall in the championship too – an insane achievement, considering I wasn’t even in the first 4 races of the season!”
“For now, it’s time to rest. The season is over, and now we have to work on 2024.”
Pippa Mann wins at Daytona
Pippa Mann claimed a brilliant class win at Daytona in the Porsche 991.2 Cup class around the iconic circuit in a two hour endurance race.
“What a rollercoaster of emotions.”
“Today we took Scott’s first win in the 991.2 class, and we came home 3rd overall. He drove the heck out of his race car, and set me up to go out there and close for us.”
Ruben Garcia reaches NASCAR Mexico playoff final
Walero athlete Ruben Garcia Jr clinched his spot in the playoff final for the NASCAR Mexico series in Mexico City as the stock car racing star looks to claim his fifth title.
If Ruben does claim his fifth title in the series, he will enter the record books for the most championship victories for any driver in the series’ history!
“Thanks to our collective efforts, I have managed to advance to the season finals of NASCAR Mexico. Which is set to take place on Sunday, November 5th in Mexico City. The unique aspect of our new “playoff” format is that all four contenders are tied in points, meaning the winner of this race will become the champion, just like in the US!
“If I am fortunate enough to claim victory in this ultimate race, it would mark my record setting fifth championship in this category, an achievement made possible by the hard work and effort of everyone involved.”
“Let’s go win that championship!”