Drivers

Get to know some of the 2kCup drivers.

David Booth #1SI

Team: David Booth
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Mark van Asperen #4

Team: Team Big River Holmes
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Michael Gunstone #7

Date of Birth: 01/07/1992
Team: Gunstone Racing
Car: Honda Torneo Sir-T CF4
Sponsors: Paterson Bro’s Tyres, Murol Brothers Ltd, The Sign Ace, and always looking for more.
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Wanted to get into racing since I was a kid, this was the only viable way to do it on my budget and not on a computer
Most Memorable Moment: Toss up between Top 7 Championship finish in the Mazda Familia, or leading championship and first race win in the Torneo
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Have a Bachelor in Music

Peter Thompson #10

Date of Birth: October 1959
Team: Peter Thompson Motorsport
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Hyundai South & Mid Canterbury. All About Signs, Castrol Oil
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Was quiet involved in Car Club events in the Ashburton Car Club when I was a teenager and now the family are grown up, this is a good time to rekindle that passion
Most Memorable moment: First round at Ruapuna at the first corner with 39 other cars, there wasn’t a lot of room to manoeuvre and it brought a new meaning to feel the fear and do it anyway
Something people don’t know About Me: Trained and worked as an EMT for St John Ambulance part time volunteer and casual for 12 years

Greg Mitchell #11

Date of Birth: 22/08/1967
Team: Team Bungy Racing (TBR)
Car: Toyota Carina ED & Toyota MR2 SW20
Race Number: 11
Sponsors: McElrea Hire, J Swap Stockfoods, Greg Mitchell Cartage, Bill Stephens Trucks, Sikkens, B & B Mechanical
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: The people, a great way to spend 6 weekends a year with an awesome bunch and good close racing
Most Memorable Moment: 1st ever race win. At the 2018 2K CUP S.I. TERETONGA CHALLENGE and passing the legendary PHIL GURNEY to do so..
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Hard to tell but I’m rather fond of Pies and Beer.

Fred Hansford #12

Date of Birth: 15/03/1977
Team: Carpe Diem Racing
Car: 1996 AE111 Levin BZ-G
Sponsors: A loving wife who supports me to live my dream
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: I grew up watching my dad race and have always wanted to, 2kcup is a great cost effective way to live this dream with great close racing and a great group of competitors
Most Memorable Moment: Finishing building my car and finally getting on track.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: When I'm not racing or working on my car I coach kids rugby and touch rugby

Corey Ashworth & Steve Keene #15

Team: Ashworth Motorsport
Car: Toyota Celica ST202

Paul Trainor #17

Team: Trainor Motorsport
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Ian Kerry #19

Team: Kermit Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Marlborough Motor Trimmers

Greg Barclay #20

Team: Spud Racing
Car: Toyota Trueno AE101
Sponsors: Digital Fusion

Martin Neil #22

Date of Birth: 18/05/1967(br> Team: Neill Motorsport
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: South Fence Machinery Ltd
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Great entry level so much fun and learn at the same time
Most Memorable Moments: 1. Lining up first time on the grid was so exciting 2.passing my first car . 3. hitting my first car opps. 4. finishing 8th 5. Passing a Booth LOL not yet.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Enthusiastic Fly fisherman

Craig Saunders #28

Team: Team DF
Car: Toyota Trueno AE111
Sponsors: Digital Fusion

Rex Edgar #29

Team: Rex-it Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Daniel Harris #34

Team: Leaking Oil Racing
Car: Nissan Pulsar GTI

Duane & Leon Fox #51

Team: Deep South Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE101

Ross Jones #59

Team: Ross Jones
Car: Mitsubishi FTO

Jason Skurr #64

Team: JCR Racing J
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Matt Ryan #65

Team: Ryan Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Matt Carmichael #72

Team: Marshlands Electrical
Car: Volkswagon Golf GTI Mk3
Sponsors: Marshlands Electrical

Tim Mahoney #75

Team: Team Mahoney
Car: Nissan Sentra SSS N14

Will Kitching #76

Date of Birth: 19/06/2006
Team: Kitching Family Motorsport.
Car: Honda CRX Del Sol
Sponsors: Ranger Specialist Coatings, Penrite Oils - Des Segar Motors, Streeter Design and Concepts, JDL Welding and Fabrication, Mayo Shipping.
Why I race 2kcup: Because it's fun close racing and gives me the opportunity to develop my driving ability.
Most Memorable Moment: Racing at round 3 Ruapuna race 2 battling for a podium and holding off Johnny in other CRX and breaking out while doing so.
Something Most people don’t about me: I've been involved with 2kcup since the very beginning when I was 8 with being Dad’s crew chief.

Jeff Poulter #78

Date of Birth: 02/12/1969
Team: Team Ray White
Car: Toyota Levin Ae111
Sponsors: Ray White, Motor Works, NZCVs and Tandem Smash Repairs
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: I love the close and fast battles that 2kcup has, plus the people are amazing.
Most Memorable Moment: Race 2, Round 2 at Ruapuna 2017. Extremely satisfying race that was hard fought, clean and so enjoyable. Even though I finished 7th it was like I had won it…..smiling from ear to ear
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Have webbed toes…but hopeless at swimming…what’s with that?

Craig Edgar #85

Team: S.C.R.E.W
Car: Honda Integra DA

Dean McGuigan #87

Team: Indy Cars & Blue Sky Finance 
Car: Honda CRX EF
Sponsors: Indy Cars, Blue Sky Finance

Shannon Robertson #91

Date of Birth: 02 June 1980
Team: Blue Sky Finance
Car: Honda Integra DC2
Sponsors: Indy Cars / Blue Sky Finance
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Good fun and good people
Most Memorable Moment: Getting yellow hat
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I was previously a school teacher

Harry Storm #97

Team: Team Wasteco
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Wasteco

Paul Lancaster #98

Team: The Commentary Team
Car: Honda Integra DC2
Sponsors: Breen Plumbing, Ashbury Mowers, Plumbing World
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Great racing, great camaraderie, cheap way to race, 2k Cup is one big family.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I have commentated at levels for 16 years, and have called over 1300 races, now its my turn to do a few laps!

Daniel Brown #108

Date of Birth: 29/10/1996
Team: Brown Motorsport
Car: AE111 Levin
Sponsors: South Fence Machinery, Des Segar Motors, The Tyre General - Temuka
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Getting to go out on track with a bunch of mates and have a heap of fun!
Most Memorable Moment: Hydroplaning at the end of the ruapuna main stright in my first ever wet race.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I raced GO-Karts for 12 years before getting into 2KCUP.

Ash Wallace #117

Team: Wheres Wally Racing
Car: Mazda Lantis

Aaron Sayer #119

Team: Sayer Motorsport
Car: Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg

Nick Ilton #122

Team: Nick Ilton Racing
Car: Toyota Celica ST202

Graham Reynolds #128

Date of Birth: 29/09/1960
Team: Fake Factory
Car: Honda Integra DC2
Sponsors: The wife
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: The enjoyment of racing, making new friends, and spending time with my son.
Most Memorable Moment: Winning a race after 5 years in 2k
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I have won the Nelson Sailing Regatta in 2007

Warren Reynolds #129

Team: Fake Factory Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Dean Jones #130

Team: Dingo Racing
Car: Nissan Primera P11

Ben Lewis #135

Team: Lewis Racing
Car: Nissan Primera TE P10

Craig Esltob #144

Team: Team Elvis C
Car: Toyota Ceres

Stephen Guckert #145

Team: Team Strada Corsa
Car: Alfa Romeo 145 QV
Sponsors: Ctrlit Automation

Tim Wallace #166

Team: Wallace Racing
Car: Toyota Celica ST202

Grant Moore, Matt Moore, Jarod Carnegie, Phil Schumacher #171

Team: Moore Motorsport
Car: Toyota Levin AE101

Carl/Harry Storm & Guest Drivers #177

Team: Team Wasteco
Car: Ford Laser XRI
Sponsors: Wasteco

Carl/Harry Storm #178

Team: Team Wasteco
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Wasteco

Richard Simpson #188

Date of Birth: July 1962
Team: No One Racing
Car: Honda Civic EK
Sponsors: Chatto Creek Tavern, Progressive
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Easier on the body than motorbike racing.
Most Memorable Moment: Being tipped onto two wheels in my first season racing and winning our only handicap race
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I was a finalist in the Krypton Factor

Ben Spark #192

Team: Team Spark
Car: Daihatsu Charade De Tomaso

Karl Forbes #199

Team: Forbes Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Arthur Spatz #202

Date of Birth: April 26 1995
Team: Spatzy’s Garage
Car: Toyota Celica ST202
Sponsors: Car Parts Canterbury, Specialised Auto Services
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: I have always had a passion for motor racing and tinkering with cars.
Most Memorable Moment: Winning driver of the day in my first ever round of 2KCup
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I spent my first 12 years growing up on a pacific island where my family didn’t own a car hahaha.

Chaz Frew #212

Team: JCR Racing C
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: A1 Diggers

Warren Bryant #220

Team: Warren Bryant
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Jason Lambert #316

Team: "Hey Bro" Metalcraft Racing
Car: BZG Toyota Trueno
Sponsors: Metalcraft Roofing, Coopers Tyres Ferry Rd, Lets get Graphic, Hey Bro FB Group
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Racing to honor my Brother who lost his life before he got the chance to race his car . And because its the most fun you can have wearing a set of fireproof undies.
Most Memorable Moment: Winning Class A in my first season.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: lm a Grandfather.

Johnny McAuley #333

Team: MJ2
Car: Honda CRX Del Sol

Dylan Knights #420

Team: Money Pit Racing
Car: Mazda Familia Infini

Adam Garlick #428

Team: KNG
Car: Toyota Levin AE101

Mark Baikie #501

Team: Waimate 50
Car: Nissan Primera P10

James Swaney #515

Team: Swaney Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2
Sponsors: Sidekick

Kelsey Gaiger #609

Team: GEI Racing
Car: AE111 Levin
Sponsors: Car Parts Canterbury and Campa South Rentals
Why I race 2K Cup: It’s a relatively cost effective way to get out on the track, and the racing is nice and close. The guys are a really great bunch and always willing to lend me a hand if I need it.
Something most people don’t know about me: I’m an avid horse rider and I follow the rodeo circuit around the South Island.

Kelvin Kimber, RIP #717

Date of Birth: March 1946
Team: AB4D Racing (Adventure B4 Dimentia)
Car: Honda Integra DA6
Sponsors: Me as "Sheds Barns and Yards"
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Raced a Formula vee briefly in the1970's, but marriage, kids, mortgage etc ended that, then later in life found 2Kcup, wow, great fun, close racing and great bunch of people to be involved with
Most Memorable Moment: See photo, no explanation needed
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: My Age (work it out from above dob)

Craig Eslob #717

Team: AB4D Racing (Adventure B4 Dimentia)
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Dean Frew #787

Team: JCR Racing D
Car: Toyota Levin AE111 BZ-R

Jed Fleming #850

Team: JF Plastering
Car: Honda Integra DB8
Sponsors: Liquor Land Tennyson Street, Signtime

Jonathan Prince #997

Team: High(ish) Caliber Racing
Car: Toyota AE111 Levin
Sponsors: Caliber Design