North East driving team take European Britcar Championship title

Ian Lawson (left) and Mike Wilds (Right)

Local businessman Ian Lawson, along with driving team mates Mike Wilds and Anthony Wilds, are flying the chequered flag for the North East as European Endurance Racing Champions, after a final race at Brands Hatch to decide the 2008 Britcar Championship.

The amateur driving team, consisting of 54-year-old Ian Lawson from Ponteland and 63-year-old ex-F1 driver Mike Wilds, took the title following a close-run final race on 15 November. Third driver Anthony Wilds and the three-strong support team in charge of maintenance, pit duties and team strategy - Peter Rea, Steve Murray and Gordon Jackson - celebrated the win as one of only a small number of amateur driving teams to ever claim the title.

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