Malcolm Wise gets off to flying start in another busy year of motor racing
- Credit: DPM YOUNG
Malcolm Wise has begun another season of motor racing in fine style.
The chairman of the Potters Bar-based Green Belt Motor Club came second in the first two races of the 2021 Modified Ford Series, in his Ford Escort Cosworth.
This series for 10-year old Ford saloon cars kicked off with a pair of 15-minute races at the one mile long Lydden Hill track in Kent, which is the shortest road racing circuit in the United Kingdom.
In his white and yellow Chandu Tailor & Son-sponsored car, which has a turbocharged engine that kicks out over 550 horsepower, Wise managed to notch up two finishes in second place in both of these fiercely-contested races.
In both events he was only headed, by a couple of seconds, by arch rival Rod Birley who drives a similar Ford Escort that has been built to World Rally Championship specifications.
Apart from being a super-fast racing driver Wise does most of his own car preparation including putting together its ultra-powerful 2000cc turbocharged engine.
For more information about the Green Belt Motor Club go to www.gbmc.org.uk