Further involvement in Mini Challenge
Steel Seal have spent the last year successfully sponsoring many forms of motorsport, but focusing most of our efforts on the Mini Challenge and the British Touring Car Championship. Today we are proud to announce even more involvement in British motorsport.
Power Maxed Racing are proud to announce just some of our huge plans for next year, as well as being the title sponsors for the prestigious Mini Challenge widely known as a stepping stone for the BTCC, we'll also be running a team under the Power Maxed Racing name. With plans to cover all classes including the fantastic new Gen 3, it's set to be a big year not only for the Mini Challenge but for Power Maxed Racing especially with our plans to continue in the BTCC with Chris Stockton. And that's not everything, experienced tin-top ace and ex-BTCC driver Harry Vaulkhard will spearhead our attack on the championship along with anything up to four other drivers.
Vaulkhard raced in the BTCC in 2008 and 2009 before moving onto the FIA World Touring Car Championships with his family Bamboo engineering team. The 29 year old has since focused his efforts on club racing due to business commitments but this year won the Dunlop V.A.G trophy driving a Golf GTI.
The team will also be boosted not only by their new found technical partnership with existing MINI squad Excelr8 motorsport to help them adapt to the new 230bhp Gen 3 MINI, but also by having engineers and technical staff from the current Power Maxed Racing BTCC squad, BTC Racing.
"Power Maxed's participation in British motorsport will grow for next season and we see the Mini Challenge as a perfect place to help us do that," said company head Adam Weaver. "The plan is to run at least two of the new F56 cars, but we have had so many requests already we may run four. We're coming in to win the championship. Through the partnership with Excelr8 (which builds the F56) we'll have access to setup and testing data, which will help the guys get their heads around the new car."
"In Harry we've also got a star driver who can push the team forwards, he's got a superb knowledge of tin-top racing and what's required both on and off the track."
Weaver also added that the team's BTCC efforts would continue. "We're looking at increasing our touring car programme and helping push the BTCC team up the grid. Running the Mini's also gives us the ladder to take drivers into the BTCC. It'd be great to see Harry back there in a few years."