EBC Brakes are pleased to welcome new and old supported racers at the start of the 2018 racing season. This year is shaping up to be an exciting season for our automotive teams, who will be racing worldwide in a wide variety of classes, including drift racing, off-road rallying, Autocross, classic cup racing and much more!
All our racers depend on EBC specially formulated brake products for the high performance stopping power needed whatever the conditions; asphalt track, road, off-road conditions like sand, mud, water etc.
The Gigglepin Racing Team, consisting of Jim Marsden amongst many other experienced off-road rally drivers and navigators are looking forward to another action packed season when they compete in some of the most extreme rally events around the world, including the Croatia Trophy, The Breslau Rally and French Xtrem in their ‘Little Lady’ #69 equipped with EBC Yellowstuff Truck brake pads.
This year, Jim and his crew are heading off to The Welsh Extreme Event first which takes place in The Pit, Cynheidre, Llanelli, South Wales on 9th – 11th March 2018. The Welsh Extreme is an exciting multi-disciplined rally event based in the wild, wet and rugged forests and ex mining grounds of Cynheidre.
Also on the Gigglepin agenda is the Ultra4 King of France rally event which this year takes place on 18th – 20th May 2018 at Univers Tout Terrain (La Ferté Gaucher, 77) North Eastern France. This course is short in length but proves to require incredibly technical skills for the drivers to navigate safely through tons of huge rocks, something Team Gigglepin seem to tackle with experience and ease.
Team JAPS are a drift racing outfit made up of three team members, which include Mark Young aka Crashbaldicoot, Terri Young and Mike Newland. They compete in the Formula G European Gymkhana GRiD & Fueltopia Barrel Sprint drift racing series in which they have been achieving top 10 race results.
During the 2017 season the whole team finished in impressive positions in the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint series when Mike Newland came in 2nd, Mark Young in 5th and Terri in 9th overall. Round One of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint for the 2018 season begins on Sunday 25th February at Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint is a knock-out style tournament – a cross between drifting, drag racing and gymkhana where the focus is on the skill and technique of the driver rather than the overall speed as required in other types of automotive racing. This is why TeamJAPS depend on the high friction that Yellowstuff brake pads provide, supported with GD sport discs for full control when navigating tight corners around the barrels.
The Vulcan Racing Team, made up of three friends; Peter Burchill, Dan Ludlow & Tony Stiles, are looking forward to another busy season when they race once more in the MGCC and CSCC Series. Peter and the team have had lots of circuit racing success over the years and always gain top ten places in their class. Last year during the 2017 racing season, Peter came 4th overall and the previous year both Peter and Dan Ludlow came 2nd overall.
Peter has been an assisted racer for EBC Brakes since the team was formed in 2010 and have won silverware in every season. The team have been racing equipped with EBC Bluestuff and Yellowstuff brake pads for the best possible friction needed on the race track.
The 1st round of the MG Cup takes place at Brands Hatch on Saturday 7th April 2018 when MG and Rover car models compete. The MG racing series, sponsored by Pete Best Insurance, has been established for over 20 years and is the only championship for which any MG model is eligible to race.
Joe Ayad – Team Ayad
Autocross racer Joe Ayad began his 2018 racing season when he competed in his first Autocross event, which took place at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle on 11th February 2018. Joe’s 1987 Ford Mustang is equipped with Bluestuff NDX brake pads that provide him with the best possible braking control whilst navigating the sharp turns associated with Autocross racing.
I had an AutoX event this past weekend and the Bluestuff NDX performed flawlessly and honestly the best I’ve felt them since I’ve built the car. I’m still fighting a little through suspension setup and figuring all that out, but I ended up taking 3rd place for the event up at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle.
Team Redmist are a team of three drift racers based in the UK who live for nothing else but drifting! Made up of members Mark (Cookie) Annette, Stuart Egdell and Dean Barber, the team race in various drift events including the British Drift Championship and TRAX. All the team like to race various models of Nissan (PS13, 180SX) equipped with Yellowstuff brake pads and GD sport discs.
The British Drift Championship begins with Round One at Rockingham Motor Speedway on March 31st – 1st April 2018 and is celebrating 10 years as the UK’s premier drift competition. This year as always, the event is likely to attract record breaking attendance with over three million viewing the event online. Drift racing is now firmly one of of the UK’s top five motorsports. The guys of Team Redmist are really looking forward to this one!
Mark Stahl Racing
Mark Stahl is most famously known for being the four times champion of not only the NORRA Mexican 1000 but also the Baja 1000. Mark, who is currently based in Georgia USA began his off-road racing career in 1968 at the tender age of 16 when he began racing stock cars. Since then there’s no stopping the man (unless it’s with EBC Yellowstuff brake pads!). Mark is currently racing in his 1977 Chenowth 1000 and also a restored 1978 BF Goodrich/Fillmore Ford.
The NORRA Mexican 1000 starts off this year on Friday April 20th in Ensenada and will be a special event as it’s the 50th anniversary of the race. The Baja 1000 will be taking place on 14th – 18th November 2018 again at Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis
Based in Southern California, Lithuanian driver Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis is a professional drift racer who has been competing in the drift racing world since 2009 after gaining inspiration at a local track on a day out with a friend. Odi competes in the annual Formula DRIFT World Championship in which he’s gained some very impressive podium positions and has done for the last four seasons. This year will see Odi compete again when the Formula DRIFT season kicks off on 6th – 7th April 2018 in the streets of Long Beach, California.
The Formula DRIFT is now entering its 18th year and is recognised as North America’s most popular professional drifting championship taking competitive motorsports to the extreme and attracting many fans from all over the world.
Tony Dixon & Swamp Thing 4×4 Monster Truck
Tony Dixon and Swamp Thing 4×4 Monster Truck will again be wowing the crowds with the usual car crushing mayhem at many arena events in 2018. The monster truck was originally built on a Dan Patrick chassis in the USA when it was named ‘Dragon Slayer’. Since that time the truck has been given yet another makeover then renamed ‘Captain Insano’ before being shipped to the UK. During the winter of 2004/2005 the truck was fitted with a Ford 2004 F350 Super Duty body by Tony and is the magnificent beast that entertains open mouthed fans today. The most important finishing touch is without a doubt the EBC Yellowstuff Sports brake pads, that give the monster truck the ability to stop a a dime with zero brake fade.
Tony Dixon and Swamp Thing 4×4 Monster Truck will next be performing at the Festival of Power on 30th March – 1st April 2018 at Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and is bound to be an awesome show highly recommended to entertain all the family.
Mike Fitz Drifting
Mike Fitz Drifting is a pro-driver in the team ‘Drift Games’ and competes in the Irish Drift Championships. Mike races a Mazda RX-7 FC which is equipped with Yellowstuff race & drift racing brake pads, GD sport discs (front), Ultimax2™ brake pads and Premium brake discs (rear). The Drift Games Experience of which Mike is head instructor, is the first step on the ladder for any wannabe drift racing student in which the drivers learn three different drifting techniques whilst driving a powerful, purpose built Nissan 350Z.
Mike will next compete in the 4th Round of the Irish Drift Championship on 3rd March 2018 at Mondello Park, Donore, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland. This event it will attract thousands of fans who are into what has become the fastest growing motorsport in Ireland.
Bryant “Chuck Charge” Blakemore
Bryant ‘Chuck Charge’ Blakemore is an off-road desert rally driver who races for the Nomad Racing Team. Once a stuntman, Chuck is a keen off-road racer based in Texas who is currently racing a Class 8 – 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 equipped with GD sport rotors and Extra Duty brake pads. The Nomad Racing Team, made up of two other members Matt Jones and Jared Blocker compete in the TORRA, TDRA, NORRA and BITD (Jeepspeed) series and had huge success in 2016 when they became overall champions of the Tejas Off-road Racing Series.
Chuck Charge and the Nomad Racing Team will next be competing in the Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up on 3rd March 2018 at Jean, Nevada. The next round takes place in Las Vegas on 7th March 2018. The Mint 400 is an event put on by the Republican Services in which the South Nevada desert is cleared of waste dumped illegally and is free to the public.
Adam Elder – Team1340
Adam Elder is the co-owner and Director of Team1340 and also races for Zestino UK. He is famous for being one of the best Gymkhana GRiD racers in the world and proved just that when he finished in 2nd place overall finish during the 2017 Championship. Adam races in a Nissan S14 equipped with Yellowstuff brake pads and GD sport discs.
Last year’s Gymkhana GRiD event took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 18th – 19th November 2017 and saw drift racers from all around the world compete. Within the competition, drift racers have to manoeuvre around obstacles whilst making the least amount of mistakes as well as driving as fast as possible. The Gymkhana GRiD made its international debut at the X Games in Los Angeles in 2013. No date has been set for the 2018 season as yet.
Based in Las Vegas, USA, Reginald Cunanan is an Autocross racer and car show enthusiast. In previous years Reginald has won various show awards including the ‘Best of show/1st place best Mitsubishi/EVO’ award. He gained inspiration to modify different cars from childhood after watching his dad and always wanted to do the same.
These days, Reginald attends various car events, such as SEMA, showcasing his Mitsubishi EVO X, which is fitted with EBC Bluestuff NDX brake pads and BSD Discs. He also appears in multiple car magazines with his car which has gone through multiple modifications since he purchased it in 2011.
Matt Roberts Drifting
Matt Roberts Drifting is a semi-pro competition driver based in the UK who competes mostly in the HEL DriftCup, along with other drift racing events. Matt recently became one of the drift drivers of the new Forces Drift Series, an extreme and unique drift series for regular veterans, reservists & dependents of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Matt races a BMW E36 M3 which is equipped with Bluestuff NDX race brake pads and on the rear he has Yellowstuff race & drift racing brake pads installed.
This year’s HEL DriftCup begins with Round One on 11th March 2018 at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. The DriftCup is organised by the British Drift Championship for grassroots drivers who compete with street-driven and every-day drift cars. The series consists of three one-day championship rounds held at venues around the country.
Spencer Peacock Racing
Spencer Peacock is a Formula Gymkhana and Fueltopia Barrel Sprint contender, who is relatively new to the racing scene having only competed in his rookie season in 2017. He is really looking forward to the 2018 racing season following the success of last year when he achieved an impressive 6th place overall finish in the FBS. This is an amazing result for young, 21 year old Spencer who got back into the Motorsport driving seat after a break from kart racing.
Spencer races a Turbo MX5 Mk1 equipped with EBC Ultimax2 brake pads and Premium discs that give him the full control and stopping power needed when navigating the tight bends of the Gymkhana course. This year’s Fueltopia Barrel Sprint Series begins on Sunday 25th February at Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough and is a cross between drifting and drag racing.
Alan Vaughan & Slingshot MT
Slingshot MT is a mahoosive purple car crushing Monster Truck which was owned and customised by Karl Swallow before he unfortunately passed away in 2011. The truck is now driven by his Nephew Alan Vaughan who stepped into the Monster Racing role at the age of 18. Slingshot MT is fitted with EBC Ultimax2 brake pads to handle its huge horse power and provide the best possible stopping power needed during events.
These days Slingshot MT remains a highly popular form of autosport entertainment and wows audiences of all ages and walks of life at annual national arena shows around the UK. This year the team have an extremely busy season planned of car crushing mayhem and the next performance will be taking place at the Bank Holiday Special, Skegness Stadium on 2nd April 2018.
Martyn Giles is a demo and drift driver who is based in the UK and takes part in the DriftCup Series as well as TRAX, one of the UK’s drifting events, which attracts modified and performance car racers nationally. Martyn races in a Zestino drift adapted Nissan 200sx equipped with Yellowstuff brake pads.
This year’s HEL DriftCup begins with Round One on 11th March 2018 at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. The DriftCup is organised by the British Drift Championship for grassroots drivers, who compete with street-driven and every-day drift cars. The series consists of three one-day championship rounds held at venues around the country.
Based in Pennsylvania, Cliff Moten is an Autocross racer who competes in various series including the SCCA-CPR (Sports Car Club of America – Central Pennsylvania Region).
The 2018 season’s Autocross racing events in the SCCA-CPR began on 25th February 2017 with an Awards Banquet at the Toftrees Resort, then the Test & Tune round takes place on 15th April 2018. The first solo event kicks off the season’s competition on 29th April 2018 and is just one of 12 solo events, which are all held at the Central Pennsylvanian Institute of Science & Technology or the Mid-state Airport.
Last but by no means definitely not least is four times Gymkhana Champion Luke Woodham, who has had an amazing career in the Motorsport world going from fixing busted old motorcycles as a mechanic to a professional drift racer in under five years! This is an outstanding achievement from the 29 year old who has shot to racing driver stardom from relative obscurity. Luke has also gained podium position finishes in the British Drift Championship.
Luke has EBC Yellowstuff brake pads installed on his Nissan S14a drift racing car and this year, as some of EBC’s other supported racers, will be competing in the European Gymkhana GRiD Championship when this season’s fixtures are announced.
The Gymkhana GRiD is the only series where factory prepared World Rallycross machinery, drift cars, supercars and enthusiast tuned street vehicles share the track and paddock area. For over six years the Gymkhana GRiD has grown from hosting qualifiers in Europe and Scandinavia to competing with a lineup of FIA world Champions in South Africa and the Adriatic. Watch this space for this year’s fixture locations!
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Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Stuart Egdell, Team Redmist
Team Redmist are three UK based drift drivers made up of Stuart Egdell, Mark Annette and Dean Barber.
Year of Birth:
Highest Place Finish:
3rd Extreme events Manchester
What`s your day job?
Highways Traffic Officer.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Castle Combe 110mph entries.
What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?
Did you always want to be a racer or something else?
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?
What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?
What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?
Leading Mark round Castle Combe at 155 mph on the straights.
How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?
Do all my own stuff.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
On a podium.
What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?
If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?
155 mph Castle Combe 2013.
What is your daily drive or ride?
Who is your inspiration?
What is the one thing you could not live without?
What is your favourite takeaway?
Do you have a favourite movie?
Any bad habits?
Always late for everything!
Tell us something about you that most people would not know?
I fly Model aircraft.
Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?
How could you fight either, cuddles all-round.
Team Redmist 2016 Highlights
With the 2017 season coming round fast here is a look at some of the highlights from our 2016 season. Make sure you like and share. Thank you to all the sponsors for your continued support -Link ECU / Link Engine Management UK/Ireland / EPRacing Ltd / Powerflex / Paint-Tec Refinishing / obp Motorsports / AET Motorsport / AET Turbos / Goodridge LTD / We Wrap Any Car MK / Action Clutch / Pipercross Air Filters / Turbosmart / 7Twenty / FUCHS Lubricants UK plc / FiveOMotorSport / EBC Brakes / MSV Trackdays / Auto Finesse / Tyre Revolution / No Fear Extreme Energy / Drift Innovation / British Drift Championship#whosyamate #teamredmist #bdc #therevolutionPosted by Team Redmist on Monday, January 23, 2017
Team Redmist - British Drift Championship 2016 -Round 5 - Angl...
Our video from the British Drift Championship final at Anglesey Circuit / Trac Môn. This made for an epic end to our season and can't wait for more. Make sure you still Like, share & comment on our posts as there is still more content from Trax to come with some more content over the off season. A massive thanks to all our supporters & fans for this year and hope you join us again next year. Video by MDB ImagesThanks to all the sponsors - Link ECU / Link Engine Management UK/Ireland / EPRacing Ltd / Powerflex / Paint-Tec Refinishing / obp Motorsports / AET Motorsport / AET Turbos / Goodridge LTD / We Wrap Any Car MK / Action Clutch / Pipercross Air Filters / Turbosmart / 7Twenty / FUCHS Lubricants UK plc / FiveOMotorSport / EBC Brakes / DriftGarage / MSV Trackdays / Auto Finesse / Tyre Revolution / No Fear Extreme Energy / Drift Innovation#whosyamate #teamredmist #bdc #therevolutionPosted by Team Redmist on Monday, October 10, 2016
Team Redmist - Trax Show 2016 - Silverstone
#tbt to Trax, we had soo much fun on track and in the pits meeting fans. Hope you enjoyed it as much we did. Driving Silverstone is incredible. Trax is always a highlight for us as it gives us chance to meet up with people from across the country. Dont forget if you ever see us at an event you are more than welcome to come and say Hi or come and have pictures with the cars. Video by MDB Images (p.s thanks to Jack for helping get the footage) Thank you to all the sponsors for your continued support -Link ECU / Link Engine Management UK/Ireland / EPRacing Ltd / Powerflex / Paint-Tec Refinishing / obp Motorsports / AET Motorsport / AET Turbos / Goodridge LTD / We Wrap Any Car MK / Action Clutch / Pipercross Air Filters / Turbosmart / 7Twenty / FUCHS Lubricants UK plc / FiveOMotorSport / EBC Brakes / DriftGarage / MSV Trackdays / Auto Finesse / Tyre Revolution / No Fear Extreme Energy / Drift Innovation#whosyamate #teamredmist #bdc #therevolutionPosted by Team Redmist on Thursday, October 20, 2016