The John Newman Site









For most of my life I have been involved with motorsport in one way or another and it has been pretty good to me. For the last 30+ years that has been with marshalling and Race Control. If you don't have the cash or inclination to race, but really enjoy the sport this is the best thing for you!

It can have it's drawbacks, mainly weather and finishing time related but it is very rewarding and still gives me a tremendous buzz.

I have retired (end Dec 2014) from working for 12 years at Rockingham circuit running race control. I continued to work on race weekends only which was great fun, but at the end of 2015 I retired from that as well.

I shall be taking the role of Club Steward at meetings from the middle of 2017. The main reason for this is the same as retiring from Rockingham, which is to go before I make a mistake, rather than because I have made one. The other reason is that the thrill of man against the elements on the bank has deserted me. I no longer feel like coping with the vagaries of our weather.



Happy at work in Race Control. Clearly, judging by the body language, this was taken before any miscreants had been allowed out on circuit.




Some useful Links:

VIM have been very helpful to me and are doing good things for the sport, BMMC are the national club/body for marshals, MSA are the governing body of the sport as a whole. is Julian Floyd's site which is great for volunteering, or just checking out what's on at the weekend.