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A father and son duo from secured national and junior championship titles after competing in the British Radio Car Association event





The proud family of a father and son has praised their achievements – after the Holbeach remote control racing duo gained two national title wins for their endeavours.

Adam Mackman, 39, has been remote control racing since he was 13 and now his son is also following in his footsteps.

The Holbeach racing duo won Gt12 national and junior championship titles after taking part in a recent British Radio Car Association event held at Stafford in the West Midlands.

Adam Mackman pictured with son, Chase Mackman
Adam Mackman pictured with son, Chase Mackman

Tony Mackman, father to Adam and grandad to Chase Mackman, 13, also works at Holbeach Model Car Club where they both train and practice before racing events.

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He said: “I feel proud, very proud. They have both put in all the hard work themselves.

“I have been running the club for 24 years and Adam has been into radio car racing his whole life. He has been practicing at the Holbeach club every week and he rarely misses any sessions. ”

Adam Mackman, won the GT12 national championship
Adam Mackman, won the GT12 national championship

Lauren Mackman, wife to Adam and Chase’s mum, said: “I’m so proud of them both and excited to see what happens this season.

“Racing is more than a hobby for Adam. He puts a lot of hours into helping the other drivers, works alongside the British Radio Car Association and other top British drivers to help support and promote the sport.

“Chase has been racing since he was six and is following closely in his fathers footsteps.

Chase Mackman, 13, won the junior national championship
Chase Mackman, 13, won the junior national championship

“He works hard on setting up his car, helping the other young drivers and despite the late nights and weekends, he continues to get good grades in school.”

Some of the race tracks Adam and Chase have gone up against have been held in Tamworth, Chesterfield, Stafford, East Bourne, West Cornwall and various other places across the UK.

The national races last for six minutes with the aim of getting the best lap time. Contestants complete five rounds, where judges then choose the best three which will go towards the total score.

A Google maps image of the Holbeach Community Hub
A Google maps image of the Holbeach Community Hub

Tony said: “People buy their own cars and alter them to how they desire. There are suppliers across the country and although it is a hobby, people can get sponsorships to receive different parts for their cars cheaper.

“We have around 19-38 people attending weekly at the club with ages ranging from 6 to 67 year olds.

“It is a friendly little club and everyone is willing to help each other out. We meet every Wednesday at Holbeach Community Centre and it costs £7 each week to race.”

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