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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2011/08/19 - TRAX, the high-octane performance car event from Future Publishing, is hosting a gripping attempt to set a new world record for 360-degree ‘donut’ spins in a Westfield Sport 1600 at Silverstone next month - Futurenet.co.uk. LSE: FUTR
Challenged by professional racing driver Jamie Morrow from Westfield Sportscars Limited, the current record stands at 161 consecutive ‘donuts’, a record set by Terry Grant at the Santa Pod racetrack in February 2011.
Morrow aims to smash the current record and is even adding an element of precision by spinning his car around a fixed point.
Taking place on 4th of September, TRAX will be attended by special guests including the former Stig, Ben Collins, and current ‘donut’ world record holder himself, Terry Grant.
TRAX features all disciplines of performance motoring and welcomes every make and model; with over 4,500 high performance, sport and motorsport cars set to be on display.
World-record challenger, Jamie Morrow, says: “I’m excited about TRAX and the challenge ahead. I’m going to push myself to the next level and am confident that I’ll break the current world record for consecutive 360-degree spins! It’s exciting to think that we could make history at TRAX this year.”
Gez Jones, Associate Publisher for Future’s Automotive portfolio, adds: “TRAX is the season finale of our Auto Series of events which continue to excite, educate and inspire our customers. We’re really excited about Jamie’s record attempt and thrilled to have special guests like Ben Collins and Terry Grant joining us this year.”
The car manufacturer, Westfield Sportscars Limited, have provided a Westfield Sport 1600 production car to demonstrate the reliability and flexibility of one its entry level products.
Simon Westwood, Sales and Marketing Director, says: “Westfield is delighted with the partnership with TRAX and to be able to prove the technical advancements in our production cars through events organised by TRAX.”
TRAX is the largest and final event in Future’s Adrian Flux Auto event series and will round off another year of successful shows. Tickets cost £18 in advance and are available now at traxshows.co.uk/tickets/
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