Post by haflinger121 on Jan 11, 2013 12:23:41 GMT 1
Not that much except that I'm almost certain Dorrell wasn't racing in the 1970's and that the Westfield didn't exist then either!
I think Clinton was originally a product of BriSCA F1 and maybe drove in F2 but my memory isn't awfully reliable about that. I believe him to be a relative of Frankie Wainman Jnr's wife Samantha (nee Dorrell), possibly her brother.
Without any checking whatsoever, I would hazard a guess that Clinton was a noughties addition to GPM.
Clinton first raced GP Midgets in 1996 when I was the press officer for the club - the car was the "GP Classic" which was the first commercially available front engine car since the Dastles. Martin Lyon was the man behind the initiative. GB is correct about the family connections. Clinton's dad, Peter, is still racing with the club and won a couple of races in his front engine car last season. He also sponsors a meeting. Clinton did a couple of Midget meets a few seasons back but has been racing a Cobra on the circuits.
The cars were badged as GP Classics for a few seasons then Westfield got involved a little later and then all the kit was bought by John Lowe and they became known as "Gazelles" instead. No idea where they all are these days but probably being used as hillclimb machines.
Incidentally, the car behind Clinton in the picture is driven by one of the few lady racers we've seen in GP Midgets, Rosemary Weston.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2013 12:03:28 GMT 1 by ovaltrack
...and now you must excuse me, I need to have my nap...