Bill Owen

  • Driver: Bill Owen
  • Located: Wigan, UK
  • Race Number: 7
  • Race Class:
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Bill  Owen
Bill Owen Profile
A true veteran of the Sport, Bill has raced since 1973 and has a whole host of titles to his name. Despite a long career, Bill still races very competitively as well as being an active member of the CRC (Circuit Racing Committee) where dedicates a lot of his free time to overseeing the day to day running on the sport.

Always happy to offer his assistance or words of wisdom to anyone that needs it, Bill and his team are a very popular presence on the UK racing circuit. Away from racing, Bill is the operations director at Nijman/Zeetank International Transport and is a proud Husband, Father to his 3 children and grandfather to his 2 yr old Grandaughter. Bill’s other interests ( when he can find the time) are listed as : ‘Anything that burns fossil fuels, especially steam trains’

When asked for quote about the team Bill said - “For some unknown reason we have been nicknamed Last of the Summer Wine Racing. The team consists of three granddads, Bill Owen, Dave James, and Steve Cash with a combined age of 175 years, and Bill’s son, Joe. The main trademarks of the team, apart from breathing life into old equipment are sportsmanship and enjoying ourselves, whilst giving assistance to any newcomers to the sport. Our motto, Race hard but fair and always try to finish with all your fingers and all your toes.”

In 2012 the team gained the title “Last of the Summer Wine Racing Team” due to the advancing years of some of its participants. We gained an extra driver in the person of Jason Brewer, promoter of the Powerboat GP series, who came on board as guest driver in Joe’s boat.

Bill Owen Achievements
1st T850 RYA British Championship 2017
1st T850 RYA British Sprint Championship 2017
1st T850 RYA British Championship 2016
3rd T850 RYA British Championship 2015
1st T850 RYA British Sprint Championship 2015
1st T850 RYA British Championship 2014
1st T850 RYA British Sprint Championship 2014
Clubman 1000 Mono Speed Record 64.22mph
3rd T850 British Championship 2013
2012 T850 British Sprint Champion
2012 4th T850 British Championships after missing Lowestoft round . Podium finishes in every round.
2012 Runner Up LPRC club championship.
2011 T850 National Sprint Champion
3rd T850 National Championships after missing one round.
2010 F2 National Champion 2010 LPRC Club Champion.
2009 3rd F2 National Championship
2008   T850 British Sprint Champion
LPRC Drivers Champion
3rd place T850 National Championships
3rd Place Anglo Irish Championships
7th Place F2 National Championships (only raced one round)
6th Place OSY 400 National Championships (only raced one round).
2007 4th F2 National Championship
2006 3rd F2 National Championship
2005 Runner up F2 National Championship F2 National Sprint Champion.
2004 F2 British National Powerboat Champion
2003 Runner up Formula 2 National Championship
Established National T850 Clubman Speed Record
2002  Runner up F2 National Championship Runner up Welsh Monohull Championship T850 Class
LPRC Club Champion.
1998  Runner up T850 National Championships.
Carr Mill Club Champion
T850 3 Hour Endurance Record Holder
5th F2 National Championships
1994/95/97 World 2 Hour and 1 Hour Endurance T850 Speed Record on Lake Windermere.
1993 Runner up T850 National Championships.
1986/7 Runner up in T750 National Championships.
1982  Club racing in Formula 2 (2000cc ON Class) but could not stay in boat; Started monohull racing in T750.
1978/9   Club racing in Formula 2 (1500cc OI Class)
1973/4   Club Racing in formula 5 cat.


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Driver Focus

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Brad Holman
  • Place of Living: Lowestoft
  • Race Number: 44
  • Racing Since: 2017
Driver Profile

Class Focus

  • CLASS: F4
  • Engine HP: 60HP
  • Engine CC: 850CC
  • Engine Manufac.: Mercury
  • Speed: 70+MPH
  • Hulls: Molgaard, Burgess, Hall, Gardin, Baba
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