(born October 15, 1983 in Forton, Lancashire
) is a British auto racing
driver. His greatest achievement to date is winning the 2005 SEAT Cupra Championship
for the Triple R team which he runs with father, John, who was previously a rallycross
driver in the 1970s.
Tom first started driving cars at a very young age on the farmland where his father's recovery business was based. After a chance visit to a local 1/4 mile oval track
he and his dad were taken with the idea of entering a car and so Tom's first experience of competitive motorsport was in 1993, in Ministox. Four seasons and four championships later he moved on to autograss
where he took two further championships in two seasons.
After these early successes he moved in to the brand new T-Car Series for 1999 where he took seven wins from eight races to come out on top of a field of promising youngsters. A fast-pass to motorsport success seemed assured.
In 2000 he acquired a Peugeot 306
which, having waited patiently for his 16th birthday in order to comply with the rules, he entered in selected rounds of the National Saloons Championship. This was just one small step away from the British Touring Car Championship
and his arrival on the scene at such a young age sparked many people to question whether or not he was too young.
British Touring Car Championship
Tom would become the youngest driver in the history of the BTCC when he joined the Production Class of the 2001
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