Drivers

Get to know some of the 2kCup drivers.

Karl Forbes #1

Date of Birth: 04/05/86
Team: Forbes Racing
Car: Honda Civic EK
Race Number: 1si
Sponsors: Indycars and Blue Skies Finance
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Cheap and safe way to drive like a lunatic
Most Memorable Moment: Placing 1st overall in the 2017/2018 series Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I’ve owned over 45 cars

Gav Thompson #2

Team: Jandal It Racing G
Car: Toyota MR2 SW20

Darath Ny #6

Team: Wei of the Dragon 2
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Michael Gunstone #7

Date of Birth: 01/07/1992
Team: Gunstone Racing
Car: Mazda Familia Infini
Sponsors: Paterson Bro’s Tyres, Custom Automotive, and always looking for more.
Special mention to Avonside Autos and MS Racewear for their help over the last few years too.
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 not on a computer and in the process have learnt how to drive but also met some bloody awesome people!
Most Memorable Moment: Finishing Season 3 11th overall and the best of the rest – the first non Toyota or Honda home while getting 3rd in Class C and taking out the Taxi and 1OAK Cups in the process and then managing to come back with a new car and retain those positions in Season 4.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Have a Bachelor in Music

Greg Mitchell #11

Date of Birth: 22/08/1967
Team: Team Bungy Racing (TBR)
Car: Toyota Carina ED
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.

Paul Crowther #18

Team: Last Minute Racing
Car: Nissan Primera P10

Craig Saunders #20

Team: Team DF
Car: Toyota Trueno AE101
Sponsors: Digital Fusion

Martin Neil #22

Team: Martin Neil
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Phil Gurney #28

Team: Gurney Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Indy Cars, Blue Sky Finance

Rex Edgar #29

Team: Rex-it Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Duane & Leon Fox #51

Team: Deep South Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE101

David Booth #53

Team: David Booth
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Andrew Frost #57

Team: Jandal It Racing A
Car: Toyota MR2 SW20

Wei Li #66

Team: Way of the Dragon A
Car: Honda CRX Del Sol

Ken Luskie #67

Team: Running on Empty Racing
Car: Toyota Celica ST202

Jeremy Tod #68

Date of Birth: 15th July 1968
Team: JT Racing
Car: Mitsubishi Mirage
Sponsors: Rural building solutions, Colliers international rural and agribusiness , Greg Mitchell Cartage
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Someone told me it was a cheap way of getting into motorsport Yeah Right
Most Memorable Moment: Getting to start in Grid one position in my first ever race didn’t last long
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I was once an extra in Shortland Street

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

Jeff Poulter #78

Date of Birth: 02/12/1969
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?

Dean McGuigan #87

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

Steve Jones #89

Team: Indy Cars
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Indy Cars

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

Dean Cook #95

Team: Empire Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2
Sponsors: www.revit.co.nz
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: Close racing with a good a bunch of guys
Most Memorable Moment: Going backwards into a tyre wall is hard to forget

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!

Jonathan Prince #99

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

Daniel Brown #108

Team: Daniel Brown
Car: Toyota Levin AE111

Aaron Sayer #119

Team: Sayer Motorsport
Car: Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg

Warren Reynolds #129

Team: Warren Reynolds
Car: Honda Integra DC2

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

Carl & Harry Storm #177

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

Richard Simpson #188

Date of Birth: July 1962
Team: Special Effex
Car: Toyota Corolla FXGT AE92
Sponsors: Chatto Creek Tavern
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

Victor Cattermole #190

Date of Birth: 9 January 1963
Team: Love Machine Racing
Car: Mercedes Benz 190e
Sponsors: Inland Revenue
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: I race 2K Cup because of the awesome friends I have made racing.
Most Memorable Moment: So many to choose from, I lead a lap at Ruapuna in 2017.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I was adopted when I was 12 days old. My natural birth mother and father actually married each other about one year later.

Graham Reynolds #229

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: Coming 5th in a race
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I have won the Nelson Sailing Regatta in 2007

Shane Edgar #240

Team: Harcourts Racing Team
Car: Nissan Primera P11
Sponsors: Harcourts Temuka, South Canterbury Removals

Greg Barclay #253

Team: Spud Racing
Car: Toyota Trueno AE101

Tony Johnson #427

Date of Birth: 22 April 1961 – 56 years old so I just qualify for the ‘Old Buggers Cup’!
Team: Alpine Auto Care, Fairlie
Car: AE111 Toyota Levin
Race Number: 427 (that’s because I’m actually a V8 bogun, and 427 is my favourite big block Chevy engine!)
Sponsors: Alpine Auto Care, Jeff Haugh Panel-beaters, Monster Signs, all from Fairlie
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: I’ve been wanting to go circuit racing for over 40 years – I saw 2KCup and the close hard racing it offers, and thought it would be a great way to find out if I can do it, and to learn how to race in something reliable and affordable.
Most Memorable Moment: Getting hit in the back in my first season by the guy that talked me into getting into 2K Cup – Trevor Morse! And also the whole challenging and exciting process of learning to race, along with all the good buggers in the class to race with. Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: My last race car was a 1956 Chevy drag car with 1010 horsepower – so 160 horsepower on the straight sections feels a little slow!

Arthur Spatz #531

Team: Spatzy's Garage
Car: Toyota Celica ST202
Sponsors: Car Parts Canterbury

Andy Xie #666

Date of Birth: 02-04-1992
Team: Four Eye Racing
Car: Honda CRX EF
Sponsors: None, need one. Call me 02102284314 or email me wxi18@uclive.ac.nz
In One Sentence, Why I Race In 2k Cup: The best way to learn how to race.
Most Memorable Moment: Won my first race at Ruapuna!
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Sponsor me to find out

Kelvin Kimber #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)

Terry Stephens #778

Team: Stephens Racing
Car: Toyota Levin AE111
Sponsors: Takahe

Choppa Stevenson #900

Team: Seedy Racing
Car: Honda Integra DC2

Ian Kerry #911

Team: Kermit Racing
Car: Nissan Pulsar GTI N14

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