Driver Profile – Darren Clarke

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Driver Profile

Name and number: Darren Clarke 616

Year of birth: 1971

Family: Married to Emma

Occupation / Trade: Vehicle export manager and retained Fire Fighter

Home town: Castle Cary, Somerset

1st ever stock car meeting: Can’t remember, but would have been in the mid 70’s

How did you become interested: It’s a “family thing”…

First time you raced and what was it: October 1991 I raced a Ford Escort mk1 at a grass track meeting

First win in motorsport: 1300 Stock Car meeting at Ringwood. Heat win September 2001

Any other motorsport experience other than stockcars: Grass track, Stock rods, 1300 stock cars, Karts

Favourite old time track: Ringwood

Current favourite track: Coventry

All-time favourite f1 driver f2 driver: Mick Sworder

Other racing involvement: Mechanic for my dad’s Truck Racing Team

Top drink / meal: Cider / Indian

Other interests: Chillin out in my 1972 VW camper van, mountain biking

Favourite musician / band: Ray Davis / The Kinks

Top TV / film: The Simpsons / Good Morning Vietnam

First road car: 1979 Renault 5

All-time favourite holiday destination: Mexico

What you would like to see to improve our sport: More replicas of original cars rather than fantasy cars