Ownership change for BTC Racing
British Touring Car Championship team BTC Racing has new owners for 2015, with Chris Stockton selling the team to Power Maxed, which is a part of Automotive Brands.
“I’m sad to be taking a backseat just as things are coming together. Unfortunately the old adage is true, you wait for a bus and two come along at once. My pallet distribution business is growing phenomenally and opportunities that just cannot be passed up on have been presented. It is just not possible to run a BTCC team, grow my business and race, and do all entities justice unfortunately,” said Stockton.
The sale has been approved by BTCC Series Director Alan Gow in terms of the TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL). The team changes name to Power Maxed Racing for the 2015 season and will run one Chevrolet Cruze (the saloon purchased from Aiden Moffat Racing) with an yet to be unveiled driver, with plans to expand to a second car later during the season.
“Having been involved in the BTCC for the past three seasons, owning a BTCC team is a great strategic move for Automotive Brands. The team not only provides an ideal R&D platform for our premium range of products but the marketing benefit of being involved in such an iconic racing series is huge,” said the new team owner Adam Weaver.
BTC Racing fielded one car last season for Stockton who finished 31st in the standings with 18th as best individual result.