We took some time out recently to catch up with Team Shorter, our Wild West sponsored pick-up truck racing team and find out a bit more about them and what makes them tick as a team.
- Who’s in the team?
John Shorter, Sally Shorter, Emily Shorter, Tony Shorter, Simon Goodchild, Graham Reeve, Paul Davies, Tom Duckett
- What has been the highlight so far this season?
Running with the lead pack of trucks for most of the last race at Brands Hatch in June – showed we really have the pace to do well. In fact being able to consistently qualify and place in the top 7 too! We just need some luck for a better finishing position!
- Who is your racing hero and why?
Previously would have said Michael Schumacher – not only for all the races and titles he won in F1 but for his ability to go to teams who were not performing well and assist in turning that around. Right now it’s Martin Truex Jnr in NASCAR who has come such a long way in the past 2 years with a team who were considered the underdogs – and are now favourites to win the Cup championship in 2017
- What does a racing team need to stay on form?
Jerky!! Plenty of preparation in the truck, organisation and a great team atmosphere!
- Favourite car?
I have 2 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet 3100 Step side Pickup
- Favourite jerky?
Teriyaki Beef Jerky
- Favourite race track?
I have 2 – Rockingham Oval and Brands Hatch
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