Phil England served for 24 years in the REME, retiring in January 2022. He races for the Army Sports Car Racing (ASCR) team, which he first joined in 2020 and as a veteran is still eligible to race for.
The ASCR team competes in the Armed Forces Race Challenge, which pits it against teams from the Royal Navy/Marines and the RAF.
The races take place all over the country, including Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Croft, Anglesey, Croft and Cadwell Park.
Races usually consist of six rounds with 2 x 20 minute sprint races, “which can be frantic”.
He is now seeking sponsorship from businesses and individuals in the area to help with the cost of training team members and helping to support their mental health.
In return he offers sticker space in his Subaru race car, tickets, hospitality and links to Mission Motorsport, a forces charity he volunteers for.
His work with Mission Motorsport includes being a pit mechanic, fundraiser, public liaison and event support.
The charity was launched ‘to help those affected by military operations by engagement through sport’. One of its aims is to help those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry.