Jackson collects the biggest prize in National Rallying

Warwick rally driver, Matthew Jackson, has collected the biggest accolade in his rallying career so far by winning the 2300 Club John Easson award. The young rally driver will now benefit from the financial support awarded by the 2300 Club to help ease the financial burden on rally entry fees throughout 2016.


The 2300 Club John Easson award is named after rally driver John Easson, a regular rally competitor and a generous supporter of the 2300 Club who tragically lost his life in an air accident in 1999. The 2300 club now uses the finances set aside in his passing to aid young competitors with potential through the rallying ladder.


The application process involved Matthew submitting a written application along with a DVD showing him compete from the eye of the spectator as well as his rallying CV and also a 3rd party reference letter. Matthew was selected to be in the final 3 candidates who would face a gruelling board style interview on the 20th November.


After a demanding interview with the likes of legendary co-driver Ian Grindrod and last year’s award winner Aaron McClure, Matthew emerged as winner after a very close run contest with fellow finalists, Nick Carr and Sam Bilham.

‘I am ecstatic with the result. To win such a prestigious prize in the National rallying scene is such an honour and something I am extremely proud of. At this time I must also congratulate the other 2 finalists, Sam and Nick. The support from the 2300 club will without doubt aid us through the 2016 season. After such a disappointing year in 2015, this is the perfect way to end the year and lift our spirits ready for an extremely competitive 2016’.


With some of the budget now secured thanks to this amazing prize, Matthew is working tirelessly to secure the rest of the budget for the 2016 season. If you would like to become part of this amazing story and be involved in what is set to be a very exciting year in 2016, please contact Matthew on matthewjacksonrallying@gmail.com .

For more information on the 2300 rally club please visit: http://www.2300club.org/

For more information on Matthew and his career so far, please visit: www.matthewjacksonrallying.co.uk

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