Rockingham's Days of Thunder Series Continues to Grow World Legends Champion Announces Two-Car Team Top Legends drivers John 'Jon' Higgins and Steve Hobday are set to move up a gear next year, when a new race team, Renegade Racing, run a pair of...
Rockingham's Days of Thunder Series Continues to Grow
World Legends Champion Announces Two-Car Team
Top Legends drivers John 'Jon' Higgins and Steve Hobday are set to move up a gear next year, when a new race team, Renegade Racing, run a pair of Chevrolet Monte Carlo V8 machines in the 2004 Days of Thunder championship, Europe's fastest race series.
Higgins, the 2002 and 2003 Legends UK title holder, became the first-ever driver to take simultaneous British national and world crowns with World Championship victory at the Infineon Raceway near San Francisco earlier this month. The 34-year-old driver from Larbert near Falkirk, is also an experienced short oval racer, finishing 2nd in the Stock Rod World Championships in 1992. Now he is looking forward to his first experience on the 1.5 mile high-speed oval at Rockingham.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and Steve," said Higgins. "We both did our rookie test last year and we have driven the two-seater at some of the events in 2003. Now, we are really looking forward to going racing next season in Britain's biggest racing series."
Steve Hobday, will his have his first experience of racing on an oval in 2004. The 40-year-old Lancastrian was a multiple motocross champion before switching to cars in 2000, running in the Northwest Formula Ford Championship and then the Legends series, where this year, he finished runner-up in the championship to his new team-mate.
"I've always been a bit of a NASCAR nut and just loved that type of racing, this is going to be a dream come true, it's always been something I've wanted to do" said Steve. "In the past, racing like this meant going to the USA and it was always something that was out of reach. Now thanks to Rockingham, there's even a chance that at the end of next season, we could even dream of following other Days of Thunder drivers like Derek Hayes and Michael Vergers and doing just that. Next year's going to be awesome!"
Testing for the 2004 championship will begins with the traditional Spring Training in April, with the first race of the six event series starting on Sunday 2nd May - and on the first Sunday of each month thereafter.