24 Sep 2021
Category: Brand News, NAPA News, Sponsorship
It was a career first event for Jack France last week as he took his NAPA-branded stock car to his home turf at Bradford Odsal to compete in the BriSCA F1 Stock Car Racing World Final.
With over 9,000 roaring spectators filling the stands at Odsal for the stadium’s first World Final in almost a quarter of a century, it was a bumper event for Jack and the other BriSCA F1 racers fortunate and talented enough to make it through this tumultuous season. Competitors and audiences from the UK and abroad turned out in force to make the most of the event, and Jack himself was no exception to the excitement filling the air.
“What an experience!” He enthused. “The big race was everything it’s cracked up to be and more. The crowd was unbelievable, and the level of support they showed us was nothing short of spectacular.”
With the most prestigious event in British stock car racing on the cards, the NAPA UK stock car team were pleased to supply the official campsite and park and ride for the weekend-long competition.
There was no shortage of ceremony for the conclusive event. Following a pre-race meet and greet with the drivers, racegoers were treated to a parade of participating cars around the track, complete with a fireworks display. By the time the stock cars had lined up into their starting positions, the energy coursing through the stadium was electric.
The 25-lap race that would cap off the 2021 BriSCA F1 season was appropriately neck-and-neck. It was a dramatic finale, with three red flags and restarts in the opening laps alone due to crashes. Jack’s #216 NAPA machine tore out of the gate with a strong performance that served as a reminder of just how far he had come in the space of a year. Despite an admirable start, however, he fell victim to one of the race’s many crashes as another car bounced off the track’s fence and dislodged his front bumper, causing it to push against a front wheel and forcing the intrepid racer to retire due to an inability to steer.
Though the victory ultimately went to Tom Harris to make him a three-time BriSCA F1 World Champion, Jack was glad to have gained the valuable knowledge and experience that comes with taking part in one of the biggest races of his career.
“If this season has taught me anything, it’s that I’m only at the beginning of my journey,” said Jack. “I’d like to thank everyone at NAPA and the Alliance Automotive Group for their sponsorship and support. I’ve said it before, but the response to the NAPA machine has been extremely positive, and I don’t think excitement has dipped since its reveal back in May. I’m definitely looking forward to the next opportunity to put the car through its paces.“
The World Final is not the end of Jack’s illustrious stock car career, as he is set to appear at select events and races throughout 2021 before returning for the next BriSCA F1 season in March 2022. As always, you can follow our regular updates to monitor Jack’s progress on and off the track.
We wish Jack the best of luck in the coming months.
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