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Wayne Poole racing is a winning team and our successes are featured here:

The 2015 Season

2015 was probably WPR's most successful season ever. Three (yes 3!) Championships along with plenty of outright wins, class wins and podiums topped off with Josh fisher taking an outright win at Castle Combe (in a Class C Reynard) and a front running (some say the front running) performance at the WHT.

Back in the sixties and seventies it wasn't unusual for one driver and team to win multiple Championships - there were so many of them. But since then it has become unusual but that is just what WPR and Josh Fisher did by winning the Caslte Combe Class C Formula Ford Championship in the Richard Hudson-Evans Reynard 89F and the Oulton Park FF Post 89 Formula Ford Championship in the similarly owned Van Diemen RF99.

After struggling a little with the Mygale SJ00, Calum McHale swapped to the softer Van Diemen RF89 and found immediate success at Oulton Park and going on the win the Pre '90 Championship after a nail biting finale on the tie break.

Andrew Higginbottom is maturing as race drive and, depsite only having a limited number of outings in 2015 he made the podium on three occasions including a memorable day at Combe in July when WPR took all three podium places in Class C with Josh and Andrew being joined by Steve Bracegirdle.

Towards the end of the year, Rory Smith joined the team, driving Father Ray's Van Diemen, and quickly showed good pace with podiums at the final Combe event and the WHT.Guy Parr had occasional outings in his Fiesta managing a Class 2nd early in the season.

Josh Fisher is pictured in the Van Diemen RF99 at Oulton (Peter Taylor)


Championships for Fisher & McHale



The 2014 Season

2014 was a relatively quiet year for WPR with just class wins at Combe for Steve Bracegirdle and Oulton for Josh Fisher the standout successes. Other moments of note included podiums for Andrew Higginbottom, Don Boyack, Guy Parr, Olly Bull and Pete Diccox.

Josh Fisher is pictured in the Richard Hudson-Evans Reynard 89FF


Wins for Bracegirdle and Fisher



The 2013 Season

2013 saw wins for Wayne Poole at Oulton Park and Class wins at Castle Combe for Pete Diccox, Andrew Higginbottom and Steve Bracegirdle. Both Wayne and Steve had good runs in the Oulton and Combe Pre '90 Formula Ford Championships but were ultimately disappointed finishing in second places.

Pete Diccox is pictured in his Van Diemen RF89


Wins for Poole, Bracegirdle, Diccox and Higginbottom



The 2012 Season

The highlight of the 2012 season was a heat win for Josh Fisher at the Walter Hayes Trophy in Tom Margetson's Reynard 89FF. Steve Bracegirdle took third in Class C in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship and enjoyed class race wins along with Olly Bull.

Olly Bull is pictured in his Swift SC92


Wins for Fisher, Bracegirdle and Bull



Chris Bennett, was again competing in both the SBD British Sprint Championship and the REIS HSA Speed Championships took a number of class wins (Pembrey and Llandow) and narrowly won the Formula Ford Class in the HSA Championship and came second in the British Sprint.

Chris Bennett pictured at Lydden Hill in his WPR Van Diemen RF89


REIS HSA Speed Championship (Formula Ford class) for Chris Bennett


The 2011 Season

A quiet year overall for the team with Class wins in Formula Ford for Ray Smith and Tom Margetson and an outright win for Des Andrews at Silverstone

Des Andrews is pictured on his way to his first outright win in the HART GT


Wins for Andrews, Smith and Margetson



Chris Bennett, again competing in both the SBD British Sprint Championship and the REIS HSA Speed Championships took a number of class wins (Pembrey,Mallory, MIRA and Llandow) and the Formula Ford Class in both Championships.

Chris Bennett pictured winning the Formula Ford class at Mallory in his WPR Van Diemen RF89


British Sprint and REIS HSA Speed Championships (Formula Ford class) for Chris Bennett


The 2010 Season

Overall and class wins for Guy Parr in his Nemesis GT. After spending most of 2010 getting to grips with his car and GT racing Guy took his first class win at Anglesey in September and quickly followed that up with another class win and an outright win at the final Castle Combe race of the season in October.

Guy Parr is pictured on his way to his first outright win in the Nemesis


Wins for Guy Parr



Chris Bennett, competing in both the SBD British Sprint Championship and the Richard Egger Insurance Services HSA Speed Championships took class wins at MIRA and Llandow and the Formula Ford Class in the HSA Speed Championship.

Chris Bennett pictured winning the Formula Ford class at Llandow in his WPR Van Diemen RF89


HSA Speed Championship for Chris Bennett


The 2009 Season

Class wins and the Castle Combe Class C Championship for Tom Margetson. After many years in Van Diemens and Reynards, which saw plenty of speed and class wins but often a fair bit of bad luck it all came good for Tom in 2009.


Combe Class C Formula Ford Championship for Tom Margetson

The 2008 Season

2008 was a standout year for Wayne Poole Racing. Winning the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship outright and Class A with Josh Fisher in the WPR Mygale SJ01 that had been painstaingly developed over a season and a half.Numerous wins and a second place at the season ending Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone marked a dominat year.



Josh is pictured leading Ben Norton's Spectrum and brother Felix's Swift SC92 and proudly bearing race number 1 as leader of the Castle Combe Championship.


Combe Formula Ford Championship for Josh Fisher



Not content with one Fisher and WPR driver winning Class A Felix Fisher took Class B in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship and took many class wins and even an outright win along the way.

Felix Fisher pictured in his Wayne Poole Racing entered Swift SC92.


Combe Class B Formula Ford Championship for Felix Fisher



2008 was a really exceptional year for the team who, in May, achieved what is believed to be the unique feat of winning all three Formula Ford classes in the same race at Castle Combe with the two Fishers taking classes A and B and Olly Bull taking Class C in his Van Diemen RF89. Not content with this the team repeated the feat in August with, this time, Tom Margetson taking Class C in his Reynard 89FF.

Olly, Josh & Felix celebrating their triple win and, below, Tom, Felix and Josh repeat the feat.


Wins for Olly Bull & Tom Margetson




The 2007 Season

2007 was the year that the WPR team finally turned the Mygale SJ01 into a winner with Josh Fisher taking a couple of wins at Combe and a heat win at the Walter Hayes. In fact Josh was looking a strong bet for the WHT until punted out of second place in the final. Wayne Poole himself, having a 'one off' outing, scored a Class C win at Combe in the summer.

Pictured: Josh's hopes of a Walter Hayes win go up in smoke as he is punted out of a challenging second place in the final.


Wins for Josh Fisher & Wayne Poole