Warehouse Worker Celebrates Race Victory

A Ningbo warehouse worker is celebrating after winning a heat at the Auto Sports Show at Birmingham's NEC. The three-day event, which took place from the 10th-13th January aims to promote the sport and showcase the industry.

A Ningbo warehouse worker is celebrating after winning a heat at the Auto Sports Show at Birmingham's NEC.

The three-day event, which took place from the 10th-13th January aims to promote the sport and showcase the industry.

Ben Taylor was brought up around motor sport through his father Bert, but for the past 12 months he has been racing in a Vauxhall Tigra for Team Ningbo.

The large Motor Sports Show is held every year in January and the Oval racing community come out to support it.

"The car performed really well," said 23-year-old Ben.

Ben works for Ningbo, an Overton furniture firm which also sponsors his car. His dream is to win the National Hot Rods, a non contact oval competition. He raced in the competition last year and won the final.

Ben said he enjoyed this year's Birmingham event: "We won one but it was more an exhibition than a race." He said the Auto Sports Show is a good opportunity to put his racing car through its paces.

"It took me a while to get used to the surface, it was quite slippery. We had a bit of a misfire in the last show which was disappointing but the car looked good under the light."

Ben took part in the Live Action Arena which also displayed live races, record-breaking stunts and exhilarating demonstrations from a range of racing and performance cars. Also appearing was world famous stunt driver Terry Grant. Grant is known for making the narrowest J-turn on record

It's now back to the drawing board for Team Ningbo.
"We'll get the car back to the workshop now for the start of the season in March and the aim is to get into the World Finals in March".

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