Matt Newson (#16)
Matt’s racing ability has improved noticeably over recent seasons. In 2006 he successfully made Superstar for the first time and won the World Masters at Northampton. At the 2007 Kings Lynn World Final, Matt led for good number of laps before being forced to relinquish the lead to eventual winner Stuart Smith jnr (390).
A family based budget racer he is usually accompanied at race meetings by his parents. All of his cars and engines are built by his Father. Originally Matt only had one car and spent valuable garage time transferring car set-up depending on the racing surface. The 2008 season was the first time Matt had the use of two cars having loaned (ex-racer) Billy Tom O’ Connor’s pink and white tarmac car. However, whenever necessary, Matt used his shale car on tarmac and was successful on both surfaces.
In 2010, Matt début’d his brand new home-built shale car. The car stood out from the pack with a very unusual tubular steel design, creating a lot of buzz amongst the fans on the terraces, and in one of those rare moments seldom seen, the car went on to prove it’s worth by winning it’s first ever final ‘straight out the box’.
More recently Matt has continued to not only race himself but alongside his family, tirelessly works hiring out F1 stock cars at the same meetings. Lady luck was not always on Matt’s side in 2011 but in the off season Matt was voted onto the BSCDA committee and at the beginning of 2012 went to New Zealand to take part in the Team Champs as part of Team GB.
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|3||2005||Sep 24th||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|6||2006||Oct 28th||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|8||2007||Oct 27th||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|11||2009||Jun 27th||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|13||2010||Mar 21st||Belle Vue||Shale|
|16||2011||Apr 30th||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|19||2013||Sep 21st||Kings Lynn||Shale|
|22||2015||Sep 19th||King’s Lynn||Shale|