Darlington precision driver Paul Swift returns to competitive action for the first time in a year when he will contest both the Swift Signs Christmas Stages Rally and the Autogas/Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally, both of which take place at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire over the next few weeks.
Having starred at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed and having performed all over the world at packed stadiums with his Paul Swift Precision Driving Show, including Top Gear Live, which incidentally comes to Newcastle in February, the seven time British Champion and a multiple Guinness World Record holder has been absent from the sport whilst he and his JBM Team have built a new car during 2014.
The powerful Millington-engined Ford Escort Mk2 will be debuted at Northallerton AC's Christmas Stages event at Croft on Sunday 28th December 2014 before it's back in action three weeks later at the Darlington & District Motor Club's Jack Frost Stages on Sunday 18th January 2015.
Swift, who finished third overall on the Christmas Stages in 2011 and third also on the Jack Frost in 2011 and 2012, will be co-driven by future wife Jessica Bell as they are to be married in May next year. Jessica, who gave birth to their son Bradley back in June, has successfully co-driven for Paul in the past so they will be looking for another good result.
Paul Swift: "It's been a very busy year what with all the shows and building a new car but also a very memorable one with the arrival of Bradley who is nearly six months old already. I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and competing alongside Jessica in the new car, especially at my local Croft Circuit. Thanks as ever to the sponsors for making it possible and hopefully we can put on a good show as there's likely to be a big crowd at both events."
Paul added: "Keep an eye out for some exciting news about Top Gear Live coming to Newcastle Metro Arena in February, as part of the 2015 Tour, whereby I'll be performing some of my usual stunts in a show not to be missed!">
Paul would like to thank his sponsors and partners for their help in 2014.
PSI Global www.psiglobal.co.uk
Smith and Allan Classic Oils www.smithandallan.com
Millinton Racing Engines www.millingtonengines.co.uk
Smart Independent Financial Advisors www.smartifa.co.uk
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ION Action Cameras www.iontheaction.co.uk
Other Rally Partners
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Pirelli Tyres www.pirelli.com
Cleveland Motorhomes www.clevelandmotorhomes.co.uk
Welund Training Solutions www.welundtraining.com
Avo Suspension www.avouk.com