about jay

My name is Jay Shepherd. I’m a professional racing driver and Grade A ARDS Instructor. I have been involved in the Motorsport industry for the last 30 years, winning in all disciplines. I have enjoyed many years of Motorsport and I have been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world meeting an array of people, giving tuition to some famous people along the way. Motorsport is my passion and I have recently spent a lot of time putting together Team7Racing and the Funcup Academy.

Jay Shepherd about

Team7Racing has been created to offer drivers in both car racing and karting support over race weekends. From complete novice to the highly experienced, my aim is to support and advise on Car or Kart set up, to increase driving skills and confidence on the track.

I feel the motorsport environment is magical for all, teaching you a wide variety of skills and personal confidence.

If you are looking for driver tuition, to improve your skills, speed and overall performance, I have the knowledge and experience to guide and help you become a better driver.

Career stats

I've been racing competitively since 1994, view some of my career stats below by clicking on the year. You can also read my career summary on the driver database by visiting www.driverdb.com. In the Press Box on the right you can read all about my career by viewing the many newspaper and magazine articles . You'll also find my racing reports from over the years with Hawthorns Motorsport.

Full Season Funcup 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 1000km Funcup Endurance DespatchBay.com Race Team

  • 3rd podium finish

 

Funcup 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

TVR Seagans V8 - Part season (Shared drive)

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

  • x6 Races
  • x1 Podium Finish

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

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

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.

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.

Britcar GT Championship Endurance
Hawthorns Motorsport Race Team

  • 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

TVR Tuscan Challenge -
Hawthorns Motorsport - No. 1 Driver

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

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

Tuscan Series

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

TVR Tuscan - Single Race

  • Qualified 16, finished 8th in heat from 62

Formular Ford Races

  • All races finished in top 10 with fastest laps set

Oval Races World Championship

  • Finished 2nd overall