Racers fly high with rock star Bruce’s support

Date published: 16 April 2015

PAUL Wighton with the Volkswagen Beetle decorated in the Iron Maiden Trooper logo after the band’s frontman sponsored the team.

A MOTOR racing team set up by a Hollinwood garage to compete in an endurance race series has had its car sponsored by Bruce Dickinson, frontman of rock legends Iron Maiden.

Paul Wighton, who owns Drury Lane Auto Services, put together the team to take part in the British Racing and Sports Car Club Fun Cup endurance championship. Paul will be joined by former professional driver Antonio Armelin and champion driver Anthony Reid - collectively Drury Lane Racing.

Antonio is a huge fan of the rock band and a close friend of Bruce.

The team’s Volkswagen Beetle, has been emblazoned with the group’s Trooper logo.

Paul said: “Bruce is a massive petrolhead and sponsored Antonio’s solo racing career so it was natural for him to bring it to our team. It’s definitely brought more attention and money to the team which will help us be more competitive.

“We had Sky cameras in the car in our first race and having a driver like Anthony and a sponsor like Bruce is raising our profile. We finished in the top 10, which nobody expected us to do..”