Tony Smith


From his base in Pattishall, Northants, Tony races his self-built ASRE Probe chassis which uses a Peugeot TU3 engine mated to a Volvo gearbox. The car runs independent suspension all round with power transmitted to a welded Sierra diff, through a unique “toothed belt” drive system. 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, 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.