Who are PMR?
Starting as title sponsor of the single car team of Chris Stockton’s TEAM BTC Chevrolet in 2014, in 2015 the decision was made to form Power Maxed Racing, in order to focus on promoting the range of vehicle care products produced by Automotive Brands, under the Power Maxed banner.
That year saw two Chevrolet Cruze saloons join the BTCC fray, ably piloted by Dave Newsham & rookie Josh Cook. With a podium finish at Rockingham, and consistent top 10 finishes, it was clear from the off that they were a team to be reckoned with. That was confirmed at the last round at Brands Hatch, when Josh took the win in the prestigious Jack Sears Trophy.
2016 saw the two Chevrolets re-emerge in the hands of former Lamborghini GT driver Hunter Abbott & Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher. The pairing brought the team huge publicity, and finished with several top 10 finishes.
Towards the end of 2016, Team Principal Adam Weaver & Race Director Martin Broadhurst succeeded where many had failed, and brought Vauxhall back into the BTCC. With factory support, the team set to work building two brand new Astra K shells, and succeeded in having them in full livery ready for Media Day. BTCC Superstar Tom Chilton and rookie Senna Proctor were set to pilot the cars for the 2017 season, and did so with aplomb.
Chilton achieved a podium on his car’s very first competitive outing at Brands Hatch, and the success didn’t stop there, with a large number of top 10 finished throughout the year. This was topped by a second-place finish at Silverstone, by guest driver, WTCC Champion Rob Huff, who narrowly lost out to multiple champion Matt Neal due to a number of safety car laps, and running on the Option tyre.
The season highlight was Senna Proctor securing his victory in the Jack Sears Trophy, awarded to best rookie in their first year, with 5 rounds to go, guaranteeing his place in the BTCC Hall of Fame.
2018 will see 2015 Jack Sears Champion Josh Cook take to the wheel of the PMR built Astra, alongside 2017 Jack Sears Champion staying with the team for his second year, in the series’ 60th Anniversary year.
Car #66: Josh Cook - 2015 Jack Sears Champion with PMR
Josh started his saloon car racing career in SaxMax, back in 2007. Quickly graduating through the ranks, he found his way into the prestigious Clio Cup midway through 2010, continuing that until the end of the 2014 season, when he joined the ranks of the hotly contested Ginetta GT4 Supercup. His first foray into the BTCC was with us, in 2015, where he won the highly respected Jack Sears Trophy in the Chevrolet Cruze saloon. He rejoins us for 2018, and is feeling positive about the upcoming season.
Car #18: Senna Proctor - 2017 Jack Sears Champion with PMR
When Senna first took to the helm of the Power Maxed designed & built Vauxhall Astra, it was only his 4th year of competitive track based motorsport. Son of former BTCC racer Mark Proctor, it was only natural that he'd follow in his father's tyre tracks. With two years in Ginetta Juniors under his belt, followed by a year in the fantastic Clio Cup, Senna took the rough & tumble of touring car racing in his stride. The 19-year-old took the Jack Sears victory with 5 rounds left to go; a totally unprecedented result. He stays with the team for his second season in the Astra, and is looking to achieve consistent podiums from the outset.
Adam Weaver - Team Principal.
Automotive Brands owner & founder Adam has always been a self confessed petrolhead. From a young age he was obsessed with everything motocross & circuit racing, and has competed in both the Volkswagen Cup, VAG Trophy & British RallyCross Championship. A tireless entrepreneur, he has seen enormous success with Automotive Brands, manufacturers of both Steel Seal head gasket repair & Power Maxed vehicle care & workshop products.
Martin Broadhurst - Team Manager & Technical Director.
Martin's career in motorsport started more than 20 years ago. He is a highly respected engineer, and has held Crew Chief positions with Prodrive WRC, Ralliart WRC & 888 BTCC (Vauxhall & MG). He heads up the team, and ensures that everyone knows exactly where they should be and when. His wealth of knowledge in suspension dynamics & car setup are the reason for the team's success within such a short period of time, and he is a driving force behind Power Maxed Racing's engineering & marketing portfolio.
Andy King - Commercial Director.
Andy has worked in some of the World's biggest forms of motorsport. From his years in F1 & Indy Car, to holding Commercial Management positions in one of the biggest BTCC team in the 90s heyday, Andy is a well respected figure both in & out of the paddock.
Si McNally - Commercial Manager.
Hailing from a Commercial Consultancy background, Si has been involved with high level motorsport all his life, culminating in a season with a high ranking team within GT4 & Porsche SuperCup. Having worked with PMR in the past, it was a natural progression for him to join the team. If you've joined us at a BTCC round, chances are it's Si that will have answered all your questions. He acts as Account Manager for all PMR's Partners, ensuring expectation are always surpassed.
Dan Rathmill - Design & Data
Mick Cook - Car #66
TBC - Car #18
Gary Killpack - Crew Chief
TBC - Number 1, Car #66
Paul Ellis - Number 1, Car #18