W Series drivers Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell – whose gripping title battle came to a dramatic conclusion at the final round of the 2021 season at the Circuit of the Americas last month – have gone head-to-head in a drag race challenge at the Alamo City Motorplex, Texas, USA.
The drag race, organised by W Series, its coverage sponsor Bristol Street Motors and production company Whisper, coincided with the thrilling season showdown in Austin, Texas, which saw Jamie successfully defend her title to become a two-time W Series champion.
The British rivals drove Ford Mustang racing cars with Bristol Street Motors and Click2Drive branding. The exciting contest forms part of Bristol Street Motors’ ongoing commitment to support W Series beyond the end of the 2021 season.
Catherine Bond Muir, W Series’ Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Like W Series, Bristol Street Motors is committed to changing the face of our industry by creating more opportunities for women in what have traditionally been male-dominated roles. W Series supported Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix and the final race of our 2021 season was live and free-to-air on Channel 4. I am delighted that Bristol Street Motors joined us as a sponsor for what was an unforgettable weekend, when young girls and women around the world watched Jamie Chadwick become W Series champion in front of a capacity crowd at the Circuit of the Americas.”
Jamie Chadwick, two-time W Series champion, said:
“While going to Austin was about our final two races of the season, which were shown in the UK on a Bristol Street Motors-sponsored programme, it was a lot of fun doing the drag race for them in America. Racing drivers are always competitive, so Alice and I both wanted to come out on top. I love all cars but the Mustang I drove was pretty special. Their Click2Drive platform is a great idea, and I may be using it one day.”
Robert Forrester, CEO of Bristol Street Motors, said:
“With a nail-biting climax to the season, the Bristol Street Motors sponsorship of Channel 4’s coverage of W Series has been very successful, and to see a British champion crowned was fantastic. We’re delighted to announce we’re continuing our support of W Series.”
Click2Drive, brought to you by Bristol Street Motors, is a buy online platform, which offers a fully online buying experience. You can see Click2Drive live on the Bristol Street Motors website, along with the outcome of the drag race, by visiting www.bristolstreet.co.uk/buy-online