Tony Smith


Racing from his base in Pattishall, Northants, Tony races his self build ASRE Probe chassis with a Peugeot TU engine mated to a Volvo gearbox. Tony's car runs independent suspension all round and is mated to a Sierra welded diff at the rear. Tony joined the club in 2011 and has achieved red grade collecting a number of heat wins on the way in the current car. Upon joining the club initially Tony raced a 1970's Dastle chassis powered by a Ford Crossflow engine which was previously owned by Terry Bainbridge which he used to good effect securing a number of race wins from low grade starts.

Outside of the Grand Prix Midgets, Tony has had a long racing career starting back in1978 where he raced the BriSCA Ministox formula reaching red grade prior to his retirement in 1983. Upon retirement from the junior formula, Tony movred into BriSCA Formula 2 stock cars which he raced for 27 years with his success peaking by winning the 1993 “King Of Shale” championship. As this was the last time the title was run, Tony is still officially the champion having held it since that day.

Tony would like to thank his sponsors W & W Engineers Ltd in Market Harborough as well as Terry for all the time, effort and financial support that he provides.