With Air Environmental’s help through community-focused sponsorship, he’s been on a winning streak and there looks to be an exciting future in store for him and his team.
“After a great start to the season on a new bike supported by the fabulous Air Environmental through their community involvement, there was a bit of horror as the track we use for the series had some issues with their Management Company going into liquidation with debts to the tune of £2m!!! Gates locked and the club I race with had paid several thousands in deposits for race days.
“The position at the moment is that there are temporary arrangements meaning the 8/9th of July meeting will go ahead. So full steam ahead with the new bike supplied by Air Environmental!! Yes another!!! Meaning at some point we will have 2 riders in the team, hoping to get some young newcomer to have a go and see how they do against the old man!!
“The bikes we use are modern 125 4 stroke road bikes which have been restricted to 12bhp, which happened around 1983. The new bike is pre-restriction and was a whopping 17bhp!!!! Hopefully it will handle and stop well enough. It was a bit sorry for itself when it arrived so I quickly stripped it and had some bits coated to make them pretty and less rusty!! It is now slowly coming.
“The next race is a 2 day event on the 8th and 9th of July at 3 Sisters race circuit Wigan. The new bike will hopefully ensure I become champion as it’s much faster than the modern bikes everyone else is using.
“We are already a superb racing team (Johnny Sausage Racing….don’t ask!!!) with proper pit facilities and crew…and fans but a 2nd rider will add to the fun and drama.
“I train daily riding huge motorcycles at work so I am always “match fit”. I have been dieting but haven’t eaten enough donuts to hit my target weight yet!!!
“I am currently second in the championship only 2 points behind the leader and hopefully will be on the pace enough to keep with the rest of the field on the #1 bike.”
Community sponsorship is important for us as a business and we like to know that a little bit of help for a small project like this can go a long way for others. We are looking forward to John’s next race and wish him all the best with the building of his second bike.