Artline on pole position with sponsorship of young racer
By Mark Hayhurst 02 Aug 2017
Specialist Marker Company Artline has dropped the chequered flag on the sponsorship of young racer George Sutton.
George, 16, will be sponsored by Artline for the remaining three races of the Mini Challenge, as he aims for a top ten finish in his debut season.
As part of Artline’s sponsorship of the Market Drayton based-racer, hundreds of race fans will see the brand’s logo upon his 255 BHP Mini Cooper and the young racer’s driving suit for the remainder of the season.
Derek Evans, sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re very excited to announce the launch of our Artline ‘Hero’ project which celebrates a number of key products from our varied and versatile range.
“In conjunction with this project we are also proud to be working with George; an up-and-coming ‘Hero’ in his own right and we’re looking forward to seeing his remaining races of the season.
“It is the perfect fit for us.”
The dedicated driver, who has been racing from the age of ten, joins the project with races at Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Donington left in the 2017 season and is hoping for plenty more podium finishes with Artline in the future.
George rose to fame in the Junior Saloon Car Championships, missing out on the headline prize in 2016 by only a few points and now competes in the Mini Challenge.
George has continued to display his upward trajectory in the Mini Challenge this season, even finishing above 1992 Le Mans 24 hour winner Mark Blundell in one stage during an early part of the tournament.
George’s dad, Mick Sutton, who also manages the George Sutton Racing team, said: “We’re excited for the future with Artline and can’t wait for our first track day with them as a part of our pit team.”
The brand will be seen by hundreds of petrol-heads at George’s first race in Artline ‘colours’ which takes place on August 5-6 at Brands Hatch, Kent.