Stock car driver Ollie Holford is once again being sponsored by his local independent builders merchant Thompson & Parkes after what was a difficult year for everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: “To have the backing of a local family run company is fantastic, having the sponsorship of a company which is all about helping the local community with their countless projects is a privilege as Covid has been hard for everyone and Thompson & Parkes have stuck with us through it all, when many other companies wouldn’t have, so we are really excited to be going into our third racing year with their backing.”
The pandemic disrupted the 2020 season, starting late and finishing early, with Holford experiencing a mixed season he managed to retain many positives and gained experience, switching focus instead and getting his new car ready for the 2021 season with a RCE chassis, and undertaking a complete car rebuild.
Thompson & Parkes is always keen to invest in and support the community, helping several local schools and nurseries with a mix of educational projects. Manager, Gary Watts, said: “We’re delighted to continue our support and investment in such great local talent as Ollie.”
Holford and his car are ready for the new season which begins this Sunday (May 23rd) at Grimley Raceway.
He added: “We have lots of learning to do with the new car, but the team is excited with the potential it brings. With the involvement of Thompson & Parkes so much more is possible.”