About Matthew

I am a 20 year old National Championship Winning racing driver and Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation charity. Born in Manchester, UK and currently racing in the USA where I won the F1600 FRP/USAC National Championship and the SCCA Formula F Run-Offs at Indianapolis.


I transitioned from being a championship-winning kart racer to a single seat Formula 1600 racing in late 2013, at the age of 16.


2017 F1600 Series Champion | SCCA Run-Offs Indianapolis Winner


I have worked hard on and off the track to improve my skills both personally and professionally. In 2014 I entered into a partial season of single-seat car racing. With budget constraints we worked, in the main, as a ‘dad-and-lad’ team.


In 2015 I won the BRSCC National and Northern Pre-90 Championship, the highly-contested Walter Hayes Pre-90 event at Silverstone with a number of other championship wins and runner-up spots. I was also awarded the Graham Peacock Trophy for my performance and attitude, both on and off the circuit. I also raced on the Brands Hatch GP circuit in a round of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, being one of the youngest to do so at that stage.


In 2016 I moved to the Post-89 class of FF1600. Although it was a tough year, I nished runner-up in the Northern Championship, 4th in the Scottish Championship and won the Star of Anglesey Series. I was really proud to be awarded the Scottish Motor Racing Club’s ‘Rising Star’ for FF1600 and to join three-times World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx’s ‘Young Driver Development Programme’.


At the start of 2017 I was selected to be one of only 12 drivers on the Motorsport Association’s (MSA) ‘Development Squad’. Following successful testing, in January 2017, I signed to race for Team Pelfrey in the US National F1600 Series. Subsequently I went on to win the F1600 Championship, the SCCA Formula F Run Offs in Indianapolis and secured a place in the Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship Shootout. In January 2018 at the SCCA’s “Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner” in Las Vegas I was awarded the President’s Cup, being one of the youngest and the first Britain to be awarded the honour.