Rob Guyll, a customer of timber merchant North Yorkshire Timber in Northallerton, beat nearly 4,000 other contestants to win the Irwin Challenge last week.
Guyll, a kitchen fitter and joiner from Yarm, won a Porsche 911 sports car, and took the title after posting a series of lightening quick times.
Almost 4000 contestants took part in the Irwin tools competition, which culminated in the grand final held at the Birmingham NEC on October 21.
He is a long-standing customer of the branch and approached the company earlier this year seeking sponsorship for two power tool competitions he was competing in.
Guyll said, ‘Winning the Porsche is a dream come true, I can’t wait to take it out for a spin. My thanks go to North Yorkshire Timber for the support they have given me. I am used to visiting NYT for quality timber products, but on this occasion I just needed a supply of off cuts. Winning the competition took a lot of practice, and the timber they donated helped me refine my technique and improve my time.’
The Porsche an its new owner will be on show at the branch’s breakfast morning event on Monday.
Chris Walker, NYT’s marketing manager, said: “We are all very proud of Rob’s achievement. When you look at the task the contestants had to complete, you really appreciate the skill involved. Everyone is looking forward to Rob’s visit on November 2. I am sure a lot of customers will want to talk to Rob and gain some expert tips for next year’s Irwin competition.”
Guyll has also reached the final of the DeWalt Million Euro Challenge, to be held in Valencia in November, where he will have the chance to win one million Euros.