Name: Chris Woods (aka Benny)
Age: 36 Years Old
Home Town: Cuckfield in West Sussex
Although bald from the age of 12, Chris is actually still only 36! Born and bred in the picture postcard village of Cuckfield in West Sussex, Chris is married to Hayley and they have two beautiful daughters, Erin and Isabelle. He works as an engineer at Gatwick Airport, fixing and maintaining their shuttle system.
From the day Chris was born he has been involved in motorsport. Watching his old man (lovingly known as “Pops” to all) compete in short oval racing and growing up around the oval tracks ignited Chris’s passion for racing from day one. At the age of just 12 Chris started racing short circuit Ministox where he gained star grade status and enjoyed many race wins. In 1997 Chris graduated from the juniors and joined the adults where he has raced and won extensively in a variety of formulas for the past 20 years.
Building and racing his own cars Chris becoming a multiple champion in 1300 stock cars where he was a “star driver” for over a decade. A particularly good 2005/2006 season saw Chris win the Western Championship, London Championship, Best in Britain Championship and the British Championship too, not a bad season at all. Other seasons saw similar achievements on the ovals, but you get the point…..this lad can drive!!
Looking for a new challenge as well as an extended social circle, Chris mechaniced for MACAW in 2017 to get involved and to see if circuit racing might be the new challenge he was looking for. It was most definitely was. He was hooked and MACAW are pleased and proud to say Chris will be out for what will be his rookie season in a new Saxo Hot Hatch in 2018.
Chris’ goal this year is simple, it is to ensure MACAW retain the “Novice of the Year” trophy for the 3rd year in succession. It isn’t going to easy at all, but Maggie expects, and we are all sure Chris is the fella to deliver!!!! It is going to be an exciting first year for Chris, so please do come and enjoy the journey with him and us.
Contact Chris Woods: email@example.com