Changes at Castle Combe Racing Club

FAWDINGTONS MOVE PROMPTS CHANGES AT CASTLE COMBE RACING CLUB

The management board of the 'Castle Combe Racing Club' is being reshaped following the resignation of Chairman Adrian Fawdington and Marshal'sSecretary Nicki Fawdington.

The couple, who live near Malmesbury during the UK racing season, helped form the club 8 years ago and have been involved with the circuit asveterans of its operations team for 35 years, will see out the rest of the 2014 season, then retiring to enjoy more time at their Florida home.

A controlled transition is taking effect meanwhile, with Ken Davies from the Gower, near Swansea, taking over as chairman with immediate effect and Warmley's Steve Weston working with Adrian to effect a smooth transition into the role as Competition Secretary.

Castle Combe Racing Club was formed in 2006 to facilitate race meetings at the popular Wiltshire circuit. Davies said, "The club would like to thank the Fawdingtons for their tremendous efforts over the years and wish them well for the future. We can use their departure as an opportunityto restructure and accommodate the changes occurring in the UK motor sport market place."

The role of Marshal's Secretary will be taken on by Richard Beard from Bristol, who is currently shadowing Nicki Fawdington to familiarise himself with this crucial role. Davies, Weston and Beard are all long-term members of the club's board of management.

Adrian and Nicki Fawdington commented, "Having been part of Castle Combe for an enjoyable 35 years we see this an appropriate time to move on and pursue our other life style in the USA, including some 'SCCA' marshalling. Having been successfully mentoring the next generation, the time is now right to empower those we have mentored."

Adrian Fawdington continued, "I know the people taking over will have the same passion and commitment we both have and will ensure Castle Combe Racing Club continues to prosper. We extend our best wishes to the club for a successful future after we take our leave in the autumn and give our assurance that we will be maintaining close contact with the club, circuit and all our friends."

The first new appointment to the CCRC management board is Batheaston's John Moon, who will be responsible for Press & PR. John has a long-standing involvement with the circuit, having taken care of its media relations for 25 years. He is also a regular commentator at the circuit and sometime competitor. Further appointments to the board are expected to be announced shortly.

The club's website can be accessed on www.ccracingclub.co.uk.