Power Maxed racing sign Josh Cook to drive their second BTCC Chevrolet Cruze

Josh Cook in his Clio (photo Marc Waller)Power Maxed racing have announced that the driver of their second Chevrolet Cruze as Josh Cook.

Cook, who was runner up in the Renault Clio Uk championship last year will be racing under the Racing for Heroes banner.

Cook is excited about the prospect of his debut in the BTCC;

“The realisation that I will be lining up on the BTCC grid has not yet sunk in. I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Cruze and battle it out, although I am under no illusions of the challenge that lies ahead.

The recent team changes at Power Maxed Racing, including the appointment of Martin Broadhurst as Team Manager fill me with confidence that this will be a long and successful partnership.”

Power Maxed Racing Boss Adam Weaver is pleased with his latest signing;

I’m excited to have Josh on board, he’s excelled throughout his career and it’s great to be helping him realise his dream and his potential of racing in the BTCC.”

The Racing for Heroes initiative is a fund raising partnership designed to use racing sponsorship to help raise money for the military charity, Help for Heroes. Initially five drivers were announced to be racing in the BTCC and support races including Jessica Hawkins. Josh Cook is the first to actually finalise a deal to race.

Power Maxed Racing Cruze in 2014 (photo Marc Waller)Peter Thorpe, the man behind Racing for Heroes, is clearly pleased to have done the deal with Power Maxed;

“I am delighted that we have been able to bring #RacingforHeroes into the Power Maxed Racing Team. PMR is hugely supportive of our commitment to assisting Help for Heroes in their work to support our wounded heroes, not just today and tomorrow – but for years to come.”

Racing for Heroes eventually hope to have injured former serviceman involved with the running of the cars.

Power Maxed have said they hope to have both of their Chevrolet Cruze Saloons ready to run at the BTCC season launch day on 24th March at Donington Park.  By Marc Waller

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