Driver Profile – Paul Whitman

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Name and number: Paul Whitman number 42

Year of birth: 1964

Family: Married to Ree. Son Harry aged 8

Occupation / Trade: Engraver / Sign Fitter

Home town: Ipswich

1st ever stock car meeting: Foxhall Stadium Ipswich. Early 1970’s

How did you become interested: Mum and Dad started taking me

First time you raced and what was it: 1995 Rookie Banger at Foxhall in a Mk3 escort.

First win in motorsport: Swaffham   in the Banger rods in the early noughties.

Any other motorsport experience other than stockcars: none

Favourite old time track: Wimbledon for the atmosphere on Banger world final nights

Current favourite track: Coventry

All-time favourite f1 driver f2 driver: Didn’t follow Brisca in early days. Spedeworth drivers Marty Page, Barry Lee and the East Anglian banger drivers

Other racing involvement: None

Top drink / meal: Real ale, red wine. Indian

Other interests: Pets (especially bunnies), ITFC., Darts.

Favourite musician / band: Level 42

Top TV / film: Mrs Browns Boys. All the fast and Furious films

First road car: Simca 1100 !!

All-time favourite holiday destination: Isle of Wight

What you would like to see to improve our sport: Keeping the formula basic as the original cars. More full body cars. Less money spent on engines and performance.