Craig Finnikin (#55)


Leek (Staffordshire)

Related To:

Bert Finnikin (#55 Retired) – Father
Charlie Finnikin (#55 Deceased) – Grandfather

Debut Year in F1:


Championship Titles Won:

World of Shale 2011
National Points Championship 2011
British Champion 2012
World Champion  2014

Other Motorsports:

National ministox, f2, UK Modified

BriSCA F1 stock car champion Craig Finnikin 55 sporting his silver roof. Photo Colin Casserley

Mini Biography

Craig Finnikin 55. Photo Carl Hesketh

In recent years Craig Finnikin has come into his own, showing all of the grit and determination necessary for a major championship win.

As a competitor in the 2010 National Series, Craig did not race all the meetings but successfully maneuvered himself into the second spot at the Coventry Finale by race craft and clever use of the bumper. The 2010 World Final at Coventry also saw his best finish in taking third. In 2011 Craig blew away the opposition to secure the silver roof after winning the National Points Shootout Finale (see Race Report HERE). In 2012, Craig’s fine shale form continued and he added the British Championship to his Championship titles.

Always innovative and seeking to try something different 2011 saw the debut of his magnificent work of art, the tilter car. For the past two years Craig has also been an instrumental part of Team GB in their success overseas in the New Zealand Team Championships but did not attend in 2012.

Final Wins

1 2004 Mar 28th Kings Lynn Shale
2 2004 Oct 16th Ipswich Tarmac
3 2005 Jul 16th Northampton Tarmac
4 2005 Jul 17th Northampton Tarmac
5 2008 Jul 26th Kings Lynn Shale
6 2010 Mar 27th Kings Lynn Shale
7 2010 Apr 24th Kings Lynn Shale
8 2010 May 31st Belle Vue  shale
9 2011 Mar 26th Kings Lynn Shale
10 2011 Oct 9th Sheffield Shale
11 2011 Oct 29th Kings Lynn Shale
12 2011 Nov 13th Belle Vue Shale
13 2012 Apr 28th Kings Lynn Shale
14 2012 May 26th Kings Lynn Shale
15 2012 June 4th Belle Vue Shale
16 2012 July 7th Coventry Shale
17 2012 Aug 4th Coventry Shale
18 2012 Sep 1st Coventry Shale
19 2013 Mar 17th Belle Vue Shale
20 2013 Apr 27th Kings Lynn Shale
21 2013 May 4th Coventry Shale
22 2013 Aug 3rd Coventry Shale
23 2013 Aug 26th Belle Vue Shale
24 2013 Sep 28th Stoke Shale
25 2013 Oct 26th Kings Lynn Shale
26 2014 Apr 5th Coventry Shale
27 2015 Jun 28th Sheffield Shale
28 2016 May 30th Belle Vue Shale
29 2017 Apr 17th Belle Vue Shale
30 2017 May 1st Belle Vue Shale
31 2017 Jun 25th Belle Vue Shale

Track Photography