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Thorite plays the Generation Game and wins!!

Thorite plays the Generation Game and wins!!

Monday 29th August 2016

The Thorite Sprint and Hill climb Team were out competing again on the 30th July. This time regular driver Thorite Marketing Manager Richard Vaughan was joined as guest driver in the hot seat of his 130mph single seat race car by son Matt Vaughan. The Vaughan generation’s connections go deeper than just driving for the team as father and son - Matt also works for Thorite as a Trainee Technician in Thorite’s Systems Division. The Sprint Meeting, held at 3 Sisters Race Circuit near Wigan, Lancs., was the 3rd round of the Longton and District motor Club Sprint championship. Richard was lying 8th in the Championship but the result has moved him up to 5th in the standings following Sunday’s event. The event proved to be a great success for the pairing although “the oldman” had to concede victory to Matt for the first time when following a day long battle for supremacy Vaughan the younger took the Winner’s trophy while Dad had to settle with second place in the 1100cc Racing car class.

A (briefly) disappointed dad commented “This is Matt’s maiden win and I’m very proud that he battled hard all day to beat me and by quite a margin!”

The Thorite Sprint and Hill Climb Team have achieved great success over the past 7 seasons with backing from the UK’s leading compressed air and pneumatics supplier Thorite. Additional devoted support from Machinery Suppliers SIP has also helped Richard to take many Class Wins culminating in 2nd Place in the Harewood Speed Hill Climb FTD Championship in 2014.

Photo shows left to right: Matthew (left) Richard(right)


Photo copyright Steve Wilkinson Further Information: Ross Gowler Thorite Marketing and Engineering Services Director Tel: 01274 663471. Email: Web:

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