Team Treddie is ready for racing for polio campaign

Team Treddie is ready for racing for polio campaign

Mark Tredwin is a confirmed petrol head. In his third season of racing cars, the south coast Rotary member is helping to raise the profile of the End Polio Now campaign while speeding round race tracks across the country.

It’s all systems go for Team Treddie Racing as Dorset Rotary member Mark Tredwin prepares to fly the End Polio Now flag on race tracks around the UK and Europe.

Mark, from Lyme Regis Rotary, will once again be racing in the Caterham Seven 270R championship in Purple4Polio colours as part of the End Polio Now campaign.

He is next in action racing at the Croft Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire on May 4th and 5th.

That’s followed by an outing at Oulton Park in Cheshire for round three of the championship on June 1st before a trip to the Snetterton race track in Norfolk on June 29th and 30th.

Team Tredwin then head to Europe to race at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium in July, before the season concludes with races at Donington Park in Leicestershire on August 17th and 18th and then Brand Hatch in Kent on September 28th and 29th.

For the new season, Mark has a new race suit branded with Purple4Polio logos and colours. His car has also been rebuilt following a crash in the penultimate race last season.

The season began at Silverstone earlier this month for round one of the championship, although it wasn’t the best of weekends.

Mark finished 26th after day one. He wrote on Facebook: “Started 33rd and spent so long trying to find the lights, I nearly missed them going out.

“Got a reasonable start and managed to pick up six places, but then went backwards. New tyres meant I was struggling for traction.

“Once things settled down, I had a battle nearly all race with Neal Evans eventually beating him by 0.075 of a second.”

Starting in 26th place on day two at Silverstone, Mark didn’t fare any better, coming off the track at the first corner after coming together with another racer, and his race never got going.

“That was a weekend to forget,” wrote Mark later. “Never mind, bring on Croft in a few weeks’ time.”

Mark is not the only racer flying the flag for Rotary’s polio campaign, as a few cars in the championship are carrying Purple4Polio stickers.

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