Where it all began
For Tom, Motorsport was in his blood from a young age. Inspired by his father competing in tarmac rallies & Rallycross in the UK, a career in Motorsport was inevitable for him. In 2008 he went on to study motorsport mechanics at the National College for Motorsport at Silverstone Circuit, w orking for renowned race teams on cars such as Formula BMW, Formula Renault & British F3. As an apprentice, he started working for a race team competing in British GT Cup, FIA Euro Speed Event Series & European Le Man Series. By the middle of the 2011 FIA Euro Speed Event Series, Tom was promoted to number one mechanic. In this season the team became the European Champions. Alongside working for this race team, he also had the opportunity to work for the iconic Group C manufacturer – TIGA Race Cars. This opportunity gave him significant experience restoring classic road & race cars.
Broadening his experience
In 2012, moving on from where he began, Tom had the desire to learn something new. He began working on Ginetta GT4 Cup cars, Ginnetta GT3 cars and Caterhams. Not only preparing, setting up & running these cars but building them from the ground up. The team went on to come second in the British GT Championship in their first year & won it the following year.
British Touring Car Championship
In 2014 he was given the opportunity to help build up a new BTCC team. The charity-based team helped raise awareness for injured paratroopers from the British armed forces. Working alongside the very well-respected British Racing Mechanics award winner Les White, Tom became the youngest number one mechanic in BTCC. He helped design, build and run two Infiniti Q50 British touring cars as well as training the paratroopers to become mechanics on the cars.
On the move to Australia
At the beginning of 2016, Tom made the move from England to Australia. Not only did a big change occur in moving countries, there was also a change in the cars Tom would have to adapt to. Working primarily on single seater cars including Formula Fords, F1000s, Radicals & hillclimb cars, he continued to expand his single seater knowledge. He also gained more experience restoring & running historic single seater race cars such as Formula Junior, Formula Atlantic & F5000.
Living out a dream
Not only did Tom manage to live out a long time ambition of moving to Australia, he was given the chance to do some driving himself. The first opportunity he got was racing go karts with Flatout Karts then he moved into race cars with Fastlane Racing, racing Formula Ford. In his first full season he went on to win a race as a support category at the Bathurst 12 Hour placing third overall in the event. The confidence from this result pushed him on to win the 2019 WA Formula Ford State Championship with a total of 11 race wins out of the 17 races he competed in – all coming from what was once nothing but a dream.
Having gained experience in a wide range of categories, learning from very knowledgeable teams & engineers, the aim of Pomtec Motorsport is to carry that knowledge forward to build & maintain our customer’s cars. The passion behind Pomtec Motorsport is to use research & development to improve cars as well as helping drivers young & old to build on their skills.
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