jay shepherd

About Jay

Hi, my name is Jay Shepherd.  I am the owner of Team7Racing and the Fun Cup Academy.

I have been involved in motorsport for over 30 years, through racing and personal instruction.

I started my motorsport career with Karting and progressed into sports cars at the age of 19.

I have had the pleasure of racing in many cars and championships such as GT, Historic, Britcar, TVR Tuscan and Fun Cup to name a few.

I have over 20 years of instructing experience at circuits all over the UK and Europe, and I am a Grade S ARDS Instructor for BookaTrack Donington ARDS School.

From deciding which championship to compete in, which team to run with to what race clothing to purchase, I can advise you openly and honestly.

There are so many great championships out there, from Fun Cup, Caterham Academy, Citroen C1, Historic to British GT, it really is about personal preference, budget and experience.

If you would like some advice or direction, please feel free to contact me.

Career stats

2017

Fun Cup Endurance Championship

Director of Team7Racing Limited - Support Driver

  • x8 (including Portimao)

Silverstone Classic

  • x1 Race - Jaguar D Type

2016

Fun Cup Endurance Championship

Various Teams

  • x4 Races
  • x2 Podium finishes (1x race win)

2015

Full Season Fun Cup Endurance Championship

Holden Hawthorns Race Team

  • x7 Races
  • x3 Podium finishes
  • x1 Fastest laps set by Jay Shepherd
  • Finished 5th overall in championship

GT Daytona Prototype

  • x1 Race
  • x1 Race Win

2014

Full Season Fun Cup Endurance Championship

Holden Hawthorns Race Team

  • x8 Races
  • x3 Podium finishes
  • x2 Fastest laps set by Jay Shepherd
  • Finished 4th overall in championship. (Was 2nd until last race)

Donnington 1000 km Fun Cup Endurance

DespatchBay.com Race Team

  • 3rd podium finish

2013

Fun Cup Endurance Championship

Holden Hawthorns Race Team

Progress limited due to first season and car set up.

  • x7 races
  • x1 fastest lap set by jay shepherd

2012

TVR Seagans V8 - Part season (Shared drive)


2011

MSA Britcar GT endurance 997 GT3 Cup Car (Shared drive) - Hawthorns Motorsport

  • x6 Races
  • x1 Podium Finish

2010

Britcar 24hr Silverstone - Class 3 (Shared drive) - Hawthorns Motorsport

  • x1 Race
  • x1 Win and podium finish
  • 3rd in class overall

Easy Kart Championship 2010 - Heavy class

March

  • Finished 6th out of 24 drivers
  • Personal best lap 46.11

April

  • Finished 4th out of 26 drivers
  • Personal best lap 44.42

May

  • Finished 14th out of 24 drivers
  • Personal best lap 35.85

2009

Britcar Endurance Championship - Class 3 (Shared drive) - Hawthorns Motorsport

  • x7 Races
  • x2 Wins
  • x6 Podium Finishes

Easy Kart Championship 2009 Heavy Class

March

  • Finished 8th out of 30 drivers
  • Personal best lap time 48.29

April

  • Finished 1st out of 14 drivers
  • Personal best lap time 48.28

May

  • Finished 12th out of 29 drivers
  • Personal best lap time 35.46

June

  • Finished 27th out of 27 drivers
  • Personal best lap time 44.95 (Only completed two laps)

August

  • Finished 5th out of 24 drivers
  • Personal best lap 48.52

September

  • Finished 17th out of 26 drivers
  • Personal best lap 44.41

2008

Britcar Endurance Championship - Class 3 (Shared drive) - Hawthorns Motorsport

  • x8 Races
  • x5 Wins
  • x8 Podum finishes
  • x2 pole positions
  • x1 Fastest lap set by Jay Shepherd.

2004 - 2007

Due to family commitments I reduced my racing between 2004 and 2007 but still entered various one-off races for both cars and karting. I also gave tuition for other drivers to develop their own racing careers.


2003

Britcar GT Championship Endurance - Hawthorns Motorsport

  • x1 Race
  • x1 Fastest lap set by Jay Shepherd.

Heritage Aston Martin Championship - DB7 Colin Blower Motorsport

  • x2 Races
  • x1 Win
  • x2 Podum finishes
  • x1 Fastest lap set by Jay Shepherd

Radical SR3 Endurance Championship

  • x3 Races
  • x3 Podum finishes
  • x3 Fastest laps set by Jay Shepherd
  • x1 Lap record - Croft

2002

TVR Tuscan Challenge - Hawthorns Motorsport - No. 1 Driver

  • x23 Races
  • x7 Wins
  • x15 Podum Finishes
  • x4 Pole positions
  • x6 Fastest laps

2001

Findus TVR Tuscan Championship - Self supported

  • x7 Races
  • x4 Fastest laps
  • All races finished in top 5 positions

Formular Ford 1600

  • x2 Races
  • x1 Fastest lap
  • x1 lap record - Cadwell Park

2000

Tuscan Series

  • All races finished with top 10 Results
  • Best new comer and novice of the year rewards received

1999

TVR Tuscan - Single Race

  • Qualified 16, finished 8th in heat from 62

Formula Ford Races

  • All races finished in top 10 with fastest laps set

1994/1995

Oval Races World Championship

  • Finished 2nd overall