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Andrew Granger & Co sponsors local teenage racing driver

Fri 15 May 2020

Andrew Granger & Co has sponsored a young racing car enthusiast from Melton Mowbray.

The Leicester office chose to help Tom Earl, 13, by providing a new set of tyres for his Ministox racing car at a cost of £300.

Tom, who lives with his parents Andrew, who co-owns L & H Exhausts, MOT & Service Centre in Melton Mowbray, Clare and younger brother Harry has been competing in National Ministox racing since the age of 11.

National Ministox is a race formula for children aged between 11-15 years old which began in the 1970’s. It was created for younger drivers to experience racing like Brisca Formula 1 stock car racing for adults.

The cars are armoured with a steel front and rear bumpers which are used to hit and move competing cars out of the way.

With car racing in the family – with his grandfather and father previously racing at various levels it was only a matter of time before Tom fell in love with the sport too.

Tom, who attends Longfield Academy in Melton Mowbray, says: "I've always watched the racing and really wanted to try Ministox, like my Dad did. I love racing and wish I could race every weekend".

Racing is clearly something that comes naturally to Tom as he regularly finishes in the top 10 of 26 racers and had four wins last season.

During race season which is between March and November Tom races most weekends which can take him and the family anywhere from Sheffield to Taunton.

Tom’s father Andrew adds: “Due to the nature of the sport there is often damage to the cars so we’re very grateful to Andrew Granger & Co for their support.

“Tom gets a huge amount from racing and he would love to pursue a career in motorsport in some way in the future.

“In the meantime, he hopes to do Andrew Granger & Co proud by winning more trophies”.

Andrew Robinson, Director of Andrew Granger & Co, says: “We were very happy to be able to support Tom and his passion for car racing.

“It’s clearly something he loves and is very good at and it would be great to think he may like to continue in motorsport as he gets older”.