5 Minute Interview: Matt Newson #16

Mat Newson 16 celebrates winning the 2011 Consi-Semi on World Final night. Photo Colin Casserley

Full Name: Mat Newson

Nickname: Mad Dog

Personal Road Car(s): BMW M3

Dream Personal Car: Zonda

Favourite Music Group: Nelly or Jay Sean

Favourite TV Show: Inbetweeners

Favourite Sports Team: Norwich City

Superstitions at the Race Track / Garage: None

If you could change one thing in racing, What would you change: Cost less and race at the tracks close to me.

What is the most underrated thing in racing: Just how many proper nice people you meet through racing and the buzz you get when your going well.

What is the most overrated thing in racing: That racing is just all good fun and games because its not its actually really hard work and stressful at times.

Years Racing: 15 in total 6 of them being in minis

Final Wins: Including my ministox ones I dunno alot lol, in F1 I think something like 17 but i don’t know to be fair.

Most memorable racing moment: Lots to be fair, any win is good, but winning the World Masters at Northampton is my best to date.

Most forgettable racing moment: Leading the 2007 word final nearly all the race and then losing out to Stu Smith and Frank with 5 laps to go.

Future racing plans: Keep racing and keep getting better and win more and more I hope.

If you wasn’t racing you’d be doing what: Spending time with the wife and my little girl Lilly.

Racing Idols: Andy Smith

Favourite Track: Kings Lynn

Engine Builder: Dad

Chassis Builder: Me and Team 16

Team / Crew members: Azza, Puncher, Dan and Dad

Sponsors: J Davidson scrap metals, I also gets lots of little help of a lot of people to be fair, a tyre here a tyre there it all helps.

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