Lowestoft teenager aims for pole position
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For 17-year-old Jay Daniels, holding a steering wheel in his hands as he drives around a race track is a 'dream come true'.
And last year he fulfilled this dream as he was given the opportunity, by Race Car Consultants from Ipswich, to participate in two races at Silverstone and Brands Hatch as part of the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Quaife Fiesta Championship.
However, with the 2017 championship season due to begin in April the Carlton Colville teenager aims to receive the £25,000 sponsorship required to complete a full racing season.
Jay said: 'I achieved some really good finishes at the meetings even though I went straight into the Senior Championship and was racing against some very experienced drivers.
'From the first time I had a steering wheel in my hands, all I have wanted to do is race.'
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He added: 'To race a full season this year would be a dream come true. It would give me an opportunity to be able to start a career within car racing.
'My ambition in the future is that it leads to racing in the Touring Car Championship.'
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The former Sir John Leman High School student, who currently studies Level Two Motorsport Mechanics at City College Norwich, explains receiving sponsorship from businesses and the community of Waveney would enable him to start his journey in the field of motor racing.
The total fee of £25,000 for a whole race season would cover the costs of insurance, leasing of a car and hiring of a mechanic for a race weekend.
Mandy Daniels, Jay's mother, said: 'Obviously this is a lot of money to ask one business for and we would be looking for maybe 10 companies to help by giving smaller amounts.
'And any company that wants to support Jay would be able to have Jay and his car for promotional events or days.
'He knows it will be a lot of hard work but he just wants to keep doing something that puts a smile on his face.']
? To contact Jay Daniels regarding sponsorship call 01502 561349.