Driver Profiles

Glenn Stevenson

Class: Pro7
Sponsors: Mazda Pro7 Racing Academy, Phil Blythe Motorsport
About the Driver: Glen is doing the full season this summer after doing 2 rounds last year. Previously he raced in the Nissan Sentra GT one make series 16 years ago.

Tim Forster

Class: Pro7 Plus
Sponsors: NAC Insurance, GM Panel Beating (Glenn Martin), PPRE (Warren Overton), Bay Mazda, Caberg Helmets
About the Driver: Tim is the current Pro7 Plus Champion and NZ2.

John Jackson

Class: Pro7 Plus
Sponsors: Safepak/Labeltec
About the Driver: Over the past 5 seasons John has managed to finish third in the North Island Championship twice – in 2011-2012 and again in 2013-2014. John races with his 2 sons: James who races the Sunshine Motorhomes/Freight Direct RX-8 and Andrew who is racing the Freight Direct Pro7 car.

Garrod Brader

Class: Pro7
Sponsors: PAK ‘n SAVE
About the Driver: Garrod started in Pro7 in 2012 winning Rookie of the year. Unfortunately 2013/14 saw consecutive blown engines and very little racing so after Bob Smith’s rebuild and help he is looking forward to a more reliable season this year. Thank you Bob and Stu Hewer and also Warren and Vaughan from Pulse Performance Wanganui.

Andrew Jackson

Nick Name: Jacko
Age: 24
Birthday: 16 January
Kartsport Classes: JR / Junior / Senior lights / Rotax / KZ2 / Open (over 10 years)
Race Number: 21
Occupation: Sales Rep
Sponsors: Freight Direct, Phil Blythe Motorsport, Jackson Motorsport
Achievements: 3rd North Island Pro7 championship, 2014 Rookie of the year, and a number of kartsport achievements over the years
Years Racing: 12
Other Sports: Rugby
Goals: Win 2014/15 Pro7 championship

John Forster

Class: Pro7 Plus – RX-8
Sponsors: Motorgear, Caberg helmets
About the Driver: John has been the guinea pig RX-8 for the class and has been racing for 2 seasons after crewing for son Tim’s Series 1 for several seasons. John has been a long time advocate for getting RX-8s into the class and is happy to see it’s finally happening.