Tom Harris (#84)

Hometown:

Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

Related To:

Mick Harris (#8) – Father

Debut Year in F1:

2005

Championship Titles Won:

European Championship:
2015, 2012
National Points Champion:
2012
World Championship:
2013
Scottish Championship:
2014

Other Motorsports:

National Ministox Motocross

Tom Harris (84) on track at Buxton. Photo Paul Tully


Mini Biography

BriSCA F1 stock car Shootout competitors Tom Harris 84 and Craig Finnikin 55 . Photo Colin Casserley

Tom made the switch from Motocross to motorcars at the age of ten when he first got a ministox that he raced until he reached fifteen years of age. Instead of continuing to race until he was sixteen, Tom then set about rebuilding an old chassis of his father’s which was the car he debuted in at Kings Lynn in March 2005. In his first race, he was placed ninth after starting at the rear of the grid. Tom’s continued success at racing meant he swiftly moved up the grades and now holds red with ease and is surely on the cusp of great things. For the past two years Tom has competed in the World 240s and in 2010, on going into the final heat Tom was joint first with New Zealander Joe Faram.

Unfortunately his card had been severely marked by the New Zealanders and Tom was spun out of contention but still managed a credible 6th place, only seven points behind the winner and two places behind the more NZ experienced Frankie Wainman jnr. With the introduction of UK F1 stockcars entering a team into the notorious Team Championship of New Zealand in 2009, Tom has been selected to be part of the team showing how highly he is regarded in the UK. On the team’s first outing they succeeded in taking third place; followed up in 2010 by impressively making the final and coming second.

An impressive tarmac Semi-final performance at Skegness in 2008 where instead of settling for his place, he was quick and aggressive and attempted to ditch the more experienced Frankie Wainman jnr and Andy Smith and ended his semi race being despatched by Andy Smith. Bad luck pursued Tom’s World Final hopes in 2009, when he suffered roll cage damage in the semi and missed out again by coming third in the consolation semi. In his 2010 Semi-final Tom looked to be in with a good shout and likely to give leader Andy Smith a run for his money but at the restart not only his gear stick came off in his hand but he shredded a tyre.

The 2011 season started well for Tom and his consistent performance on tarmac saw him take the Grading Points Championship 2011. 2012 saw Tom achieve major championship success with the European Championship and the Venray Gold Cup. Tom also amassed over a hundred more grading points than his nearest rival Wainman Jnr. At the end of the season, Tom won the coveted silver roof title of National Points Champion.

Tom Harris Motorsport cars belonging to Danny Smidt H148 and Mark Allen 161. Photo Colin Casserley

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


Final Wins

WIN # YEAR DATE VENUE SURFACE
1 2005 Apr 30th Kings Lynn Shale
2 2007 May 7th Coventry Shale
3 2008 Jun 25th Northampton Tarmac
4 2009 Jul 18th Northampton Tarmac
5 2009 Sep 20th Northampton Tarmac
6 2010 Apr 12th Sheffield Shale
7 2010 Jun 20th Northampton Tarmac
8 2010 Jul 10th Skegness Tarmac
9 2010 Oct 2nd Coventry Shale
10 2011 Apr 22nd Skegness Tarmac
11 2011 May 14th Skegness Tarmac
12 2011 May 21st Northampton Tarmac
13 2011 Jun 18th Ipswich Tarmac
14 2011 Jun 19th Northampton Tarmac
15 2011 Jul 9th Skegness Tarmac
16 2011 Aug 20th Skegness Tarmac
17 2011 Sep 10th Northampton Tarmac
18 2012  April 7th Coventry Shale
19 2012 May 7th Sheffield Shale
20 2012 May 20th Buxton Tarmac
21 2012 Aug 11th Stoke Shale
22 2012 Aug 25th Birmingham Tarmac
23 2012 Oct 13th Skegness Tarmac
24 2012 Nov 11th Belle Vue Shale
25 2012 Nov 17th Birmingham Tarmac
26 2013 Apr 21st Hednesford Tarmac
27 2014 Apr 19th Stoke Shale
28 2014 Apr 21st Belle Vue Shale
29 2014 May 3rd  Coventry Shale
30 2014 Jun 28th Cowdenbeath Tarmac
31 2014 Jun 29th Lochgelly Tarmac
32 2014 Jul 13th Skegness Tarmac
33 2014 Jul 19th Northampton Tarmac
34 2014 Aug 31st Buxton Tarmac
35 2014 Oct 11th Skegness Tarmac
36 2014 Dec 28th Stoke Shale
37 2015 May 2nd Coventry Shale
38 2015 Jun 13th Ipswich Tarmac
39 2015 Sep 26th Stoke Shale
40 2016 Jun 25th Cowdenbeath Tarmac
41 2016 Jul 9th Skegness Tarmac

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