John Lund (#53)

Hometown:

Clitheroe (Lancashire)

Related To:

James Lund (#153) – Son
Sam Lund (#531 Deceased) – Son

Debut Year in F1:

1976

Championship Titles Won:

World Championships:
2002, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1992, 1991, 1988, 1987

National Points/Series:
1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

British Championships:
1998, 1997, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1987

European Championships:
2002, 1992, 1989

A very jubiliant John after winning the meeting Final at the 2008 Gala meeting

A very jubiliant John after winning the meeting Final at the 2008 Gala meeting


Mini Biography

Johns Shale car in action at Coventry

Johns Shale car in action at Coventry

John Lund, a farmer from Clitheroe in Lancashire, is one of the longest running, most successful, and most popular drivers racing BriSCA F1 Stock Cars.

His route into the sport is typical of all the drivers from his generation. He started as a fan watching from the terraces of the long lost North West tracks, mainly Nelson in Lancashire, but also Rochdale & (the original) Belle Vue. After a few years the bug to try the sport first hand had well and truely bitten, and he set about building his first car. There was very little knowledge of the ‘science of racing’ in those days, and drivers kept any little secret advantages they discovered very much to themselves, so Johns car building journey was one very much of blind discovery. His initial car being based on just what he could gather from looking at other cars in the pits.

His first ever race meeting was at Rochdale in March 1976, aged just 22 years old. He finished sixth in the consolation race. Then followed a brief period of trials and tribulations as John discovered weaknesses in his car, teaching him lessons in car design that John now considers to have been invaluable.

Not long into his second year in the sport, John reached Star Grade status (an honour he has held ever since). Ten years further on, in 1987 at Belle Vue he achieved every Stock Car racers dream, and won the World Championship. It laid down the marker of things to come. John has gone on to be one of the most successful drivers in the sports history. 8 World Championship titles makes him the winning-est driver of the coveted Gold Roof, and his numerous other Championships plus over 200 Final Wins made him the man to beat for nearly 20 years.

These days there is not a more experienced man on the circuit, and while he has mellowed in his racing style, that experience means he can never be discounted as someone to watch out for, still regularly winning heats and finals, and never failing to gets himself near the front of the World Final grid.

Further Reading:
Exclusive F1stockcars.com Interview with John Lund
All site articles ‘tagged’ with “John Lund

Final Wins


WIN # YEAR DATE VENUE SURFACE
1 1976 Oct 10th Rochdale Shale
2 1978 Oct 7th Rochdale Shale
3 1979 Mar 31st Rochdale Shale
4 1981 May 3rd Rochdale Shale
5 1981 May 17th Rochdale Shale
6 1981 May 22nd White City Tarmac
7 1981 Sep 19th White City Tarmac
8 1981 Sep 27th Hartlepool Tarmac
9 1982 Apr 10th Blackburn Tarmac
10 1982 Sep 13th Sheffield Shale
11 1982 Sep 19th Hartlepool Tarmac
12 1982 Sep 22nd Blackburn Tarmac
13 1982 Oct 24th Hartlepool Tarmac
14 1982 Nov 13th Long Eaton Shale
15 1983 Jul 2nd Coventry Shale
16 1983 Jul 9th Blackburn Tarmac
17 1983 Aug 28th Aycliffe Tarmac
18 1983 Sep 11th Aycliffe Tarmac
19 1983 Sep 18th Hartlepool Tarmac
20 1983 Oct 2nd Aycliffe Tarmac
21 1983 Dec 26th Belle Vue Shale
22 1984 Mar 30th Bradford Tarmac
23 1984 Apr 20th Bradford Tarmac
24 1984 May 27th Aycliffe Tarmac
25 1984 Sep 16th Aycliffe Tarmac
26 1985 Mar 17th Skegness Tarmac
27 1985 May 19th Aycliffe Tarmac
28 1985 Aug 12th Sheffield Shale
29 1985 Dec 26th Belle Vue Shale
30 1986 May 18th Aycliffe Tarmac
31 1986 May 24th Long Eaton Shale
32 1986 May 25th Northampton Tarmac
33 1986 Jul 20th Aycliffe Tarmac
34 1986 Jul 23rd Skegness Tarmac
35 1986 Aug 10th Aycliffe Tarmac
36 1986 Aug 15th Skegness Tarmac
37 1986 Aug 30th Newton Grange Tarmac
38 1986 Aug 31st Aycliffe Tarmac
39 1986 Sep 21st Aycliffe Tarmac
40 1986 Sep 29th Sheffield Shale
41 1986 Oct 26th Aycliffe Tarmac
42 1986 Sep 29th Sheffield Shale
43 1986 Oct 26th Aycliffe Tarmac
44 1987 May 17th Aycliffe Tarmac
45 1987 May 24th Skegness Tarmac
46 1987 May 30th Northampton Tarmac
47 1987 Jun 28th Aycliffe Tarmac
48 1987 Jul 19th Aycliffe Tarmac
49 1987 Jul 29th Skegness Tarmac
50 1987 Aug 9th Aycliffe Tarmac
51 1987 Aug 29th Skegness Tarmac
52 1987 Aug 30th Northampton Tarmac
53 1987 Sep 6th Mildenhall Shale
54 1987 Sep 14th Sheffield Shale
55 1987 Sep 20th Aycliffe Tarmac
56 1987 Oct 25th Skegness Tarmac
57 1987 Nov 8th Aycliffe Tarmac
58 1988 Mar 26th Crewe Shale
59 1988 Mar 27th Aycliffe Tarmac
60 1988 Apr 3rd Northampton Tarmac
61 1988 May 3rd Coventry Shale
62 1988 May 4th Mildenhall Shale
63 1988 May 14th Long Eaton Shale
64 1988 May 15th Hednesford Tarmac
65 1988 May 22nd Aycliffe Tarmac
66 1988 May 29th Northampton Tarmac
67 1988 Jun 4th Coventry Shale
68 1988 Jun 19th Northampton Tarmac
69 1988 Jun 25th Bradford Shale
70 1988 Jul 3rd Scunthorpe Shale
71 1988 Jul 9th Long Eaton Shale
72 1988 Jul 10th Hednesford Tarmac
73 1988 Jul 25th Sheffield Shale
74 1988 Aug 29th Bradford Shale
75 1988 Sep 4th Kings Lynn Shale
76 1988 Sep 17th Crewe Shale
77 1988 Sep 18th Northampton Tarmac
78 1988 Oct 8th Long Eaton Shale
79 1988 Oct 10th Sheffield Shale
80 1988 Oct 15th Crewe Shale
81 1988 Oct 16th Northampton Tarmac
82 1988 Nov 6th Northampton Tarmac
83 1988 Dec 26th Long Eaton Shale
84 1989 Mar 24th Bradford Shale
85 1989 Apr 1st Coventry Shale
86 1989 Apr 3rd Sheffield Shale
87 1989 Apr 15th Crewe Shale
88 1989 May 1st Bradford Shale
89 1989 May 7th Aycliffe Tarmac
90 1989 May 8th Newcastle Shale
91 1989 May 13th Long Eaton Shale
92 1989 May 20th Crewe Shale
93 1989 May 27th Scunthorpe Shale
94 1989 Jun 4th Boston Shale
95 1989 Jun 19th Sheffield Shale
96 1989 Jun 25th Northampton Tarmac
97 1989 Jul 17th Sheffield Shale
98 1989 Jul 24th Aycliffe Tarmac
99 1989 Jul 29th Bradford Shale
100 1989 Aug 6th Hednesford Tarmac
101 1989 Aug 12th Long Eaton Shale
102 1989 Aug 13th Aycliffe Tarmac
103 1989 Aug 27th Northampton Tarmac
104 1989 Sep 17th Hednesford Tarmac
105 1989 Sep 30th Bradford Shale
106 1989 Oct 8th Hednesford Tarmac
107 1989 Nov 5th Aycliffe Tarmac
108 1989 Nov 12th Northampton Tarmac
109 1990 Apr 1st Northampton Tarmac
110 1990 Apr 1st Hartlepool Tarmac
111 1990 Apr 8th Hednesford Tarmac
112 1990 Apr 16th Bradford Shale
113 1990 May 19th Crewe Shale
114 1990 May 28th Bradford Shale
115 1990 Jun 1st Buxton Tarmac
116 1990 Jun 2nd Coventry Shale
117 1990 Jun 3rd Boston Shale
118 1990 Jul 8th Hednesford Tarmac
119 1990 Jul 21st Crewe Shale
120 1990 Jul 29th Buxton Tarmac
121 1990 Aug 17th Buxton Tarmac
122 1990 Aug 18th Crewe Shale
123 1990 Aug 19th Hartlepool Tarmac
124 1990 Aug 31st Birmingham Tarmac
125 1990 Sep 9th Boston Shale
126 1990 Oct 6th Coventry Shale
127 1990 Oct 7th Skegness
128 1990 Oct 19th Northampton Tarmac
129 1990 Oct 20th Crewe Shale
130 1990 Oct 21st Hednesford Tarmac
131 1990 Nov 11th Boston Shale
132 1990 Nov 18th Hednesford Tarmac
133 1991 Mar 3rd Boston Shale
134 1991 Mar 10th Northampton Tarmac
135 1991 Mar 23rd Long Eaton Shale
136 1991 Mar 24th Hartlepool Tarmac
137 1991 Mar 29th Scunthorpe Shale
138 1991 Apr 7th Boston Shale
139 1991 May 5th Boston Shale
140 1991 May 11th Long Eaton Shale
141 1991 May 18th Crewe Shale
142 1991 Jun 9th Hartlepool Tarmac
143 1991 Jul 27th Bradford Shale
144 1991 Aug 25th Northampton Tarmac
145 1991 Aug 26th Bradford Shale
146 1991 Sep 1st Boston Shale
147 1991 Sep 21st Crewe Shale
148 1991 Oct 13th Skegness Tarmac
149 1991 Oct 19th Crewe Shale
150 1991 Nov 16th Scunthorpe Shale
151 1991 Nov 17th Hednesford Tarmac
152 1992 Mar 22nd Hartlepool Tarmac
153 1992 Mar 28th Crewe Shale
154 1992 Apr 5th Boston Shale
155 1992 Apr 6th Coventry Shale
156 1992 Apr 25th Scunthorpe Shale
157 1992 May 4th Bradford Shale
158 1992 May 16th Crewe Shale
159 1992 May 25th Bradford Shale
160 1992 Jun 7th Hartlepool Tarmac
161 1992 Jul 11th Long Eaton Shale
162 1992 Jul 12th Skegness Tarmac
163 1992 Jul 25th Bradford Shale
164 1992 Aug 8th Scunthorpe Shale
165 1992 Aug 9th Boston Shale
166 1992 Aug 15th Crewe Shale
167 1992 Sep 26th Crewe Shale
168 1992 Oct 25th Hartlepool Tarmac
169 1993 May 29th Long Eaton Shale
170 1993 Aug 30th Bradford Shale
171 1994 Jun 26th Hartlepool Tarmac
172 1994 Jul 24th Buxton Tarmac
173 1994 Aug 14th Kings Lynn Shale
174 1994 Oct 23rd Hartlepool Tarmac
175 1994 Oct 30th Northampton Tarmac
176 1995 Apr 29th Stoke Shale
177 1995 Jun 3rd Coventry Shale
178 1995 Aug 27th Buxton Tarmac
179 1995 Sep 2nd Coventry Shale
180 1995 Sep 3rd Kings Lynn Shale
181 1996 Apr 7th Wimbledon Tarmac
182 1996 Apr 20th Stoke Shale
183 1996 May 4th Coventry Shale
184 1996 Jul 6th Coventry Shale
185 1997 Mar 31st Bradford Shale
186 1997 Apr 12th Long Eaton Shale
187 1997 May 26th Bradford Shale
188 1997 Jun 21st Buxton Tarmac
189 1997 Jul 5th Coventry Shale
190 1997 Aug 23rd Stoke Shale
191 1997 Oct 12th Bradford Shale
192 1997 Nov 15th Stoke Shale
193 1998 Apr 4th Coventry Shale
194 1998 Jun 6th Coventry Shale
195 1998 Jun 27th Skegness Shale
196 1998 Jul 4th Coventry Shale
197 1998 Jul 25th Stoke Shale
198 1999 Oct 31st Sheffield Shale
199 2000 Oct 28th Kings Lynn Shale
200 2001 Sep 2nd Hednesford Tarmac
201 2001 Oct 20th Northampton Tarmac
202 2002 May 4th Coventry Shale
203 2002 May 5th Northampton Tarmac
204 2003 Apr 19th Kings Lynn Shale
205 2003 May 6th Belle Vue Shale
206 2003 Sep 6th Coventry Shale
207 2004 Apr 3rd Coventry Shale
208 2004 May 31st Sheffield Shale
209 2004 Jun 5th Coventry Shale
210 2005 Mar 28th Belle Vue Shale
211 2005 May 30th Sheffield Shale
212 2005 Jul 2nd Coventry Shale
213 2006 May 29th Belle Vue Shale
214 2006 Nov 12th Kings Lynn Shale
215 2007 Jul 7th Coventry Shale
216 2007 Aug 27th Belle Vue Shale
217 2008 Apr 5th Coventry Shale
218 2008 May 3rd Coventry Shale
219 2008 Nov 15th Birmingham Tarmac
220 2009 Oct 4th Coventry Shale
221 2009 Nov 7th Coventry Shale
222 2010 May 29th Kings Lynn Shale