Up and coming stock car driver Ollie Holford is looking good thanks to securing a sponsorship deal from local building suppliers Thompson & Parkes.
The racing season begins in earnest on the 31st March at the Grimley Oval Raceway and nineteen-year-old Ollie now not only looks the part but is eager to get behind the wheel of his freshly branded single-seat, two-litre engine F2-Outlaw stock car.
Said Ollie: “As a young driver it’s great to have support with the cost of designing and painting my new car and from such a local and respected business as Thompson & Parkes. With the car having a complete overhaul as well as a brand-new look for the new season it will be good to see how it performs, and hopefully to gain a few wins as the season progresses would be great!”
As a long-established local company Thompson & Parkes is always keen to invest in and support the community, helping several local schools and nurseries with educational projects, so when this opportunity came up, they jumped at the chance.
Thompson & Parkes Manager, Gary Watts, said: “Ollie wanted a sponsor for his new car and as we’ve known and worked with him and his dad Andy on a number of successful projects we were delighted to agree and help. Although this is the first time we’ve sponsored a local racing driver, we hope it will be the start of an alliance that will last for the foreseeable future.”
Ollie’s dad Andy added: “I really hope Ollie enjoys every minute as much as I’ve done over my years of building and racing cars and I’m pleased to see a local business supporting local motor sport. I’ve used Thompson & Parkes for my building business for thirty years so it’s great to see them now supporting my son Ollie.”