My name is Neil Cogan. I have been interested, passionate and involved in motor racing from an early age. My lifelong ambition has always to be a professional racing driver. I currently hold a racing license and have tested in many different varieties of racing which I feel has given me more experience and knowledge of the sport and what is required to be successful.
With myself and so many others, having lost loved ones from cancer or suffered with Cancer. I am looking to combine my lifelong ambition of becoming a professional racing driver with raising funds for Cancer Research UK for my entire racing career.
Throughout every season in my career, for each target that I achieve below, I will donate that amount to the Cancer Research UK Charity.
Targets and amounts I will donate:
- For every race I complete I will donate £30.
- For every race win I achieve I will donate £50.
- For every Pole position I achieve I will donate £50.
- For every fastest lap I achieve I will donate £50.
- If I win the championship I will donate £200
If there are 2 races per meeting and I got pole position, won and achieved fastest lap in both I will donate £360 to Cancer Research UK.
I will also have charity pots around the teams paddock area as well as a link via my website
I have been go-karting since I was six years old in various karts and at various venues. At my local go-karting venue I have consistently finished no lower than third position, producing equal lap times every lap and I was therefore invited to compete for a NKA karting championship. My recent racing history includes testing in an MG ZR and competing in a Renault Clio scholarship where there were two timed sessions and my quickest lap time improved by 2.5 seconds from the first session to the second. I have also competed in successful MINI Cooper Challenges at Oulton Park and Donington Park. I recently competed in a karting race at my local venue where I claimed pole position and won with lapping everyone in the process. I am eager to take the next step in my racing career and compete in a professional championship. On the 3rd August 2019 I competed in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship at Oulton Park. Prior to qualifying I had never driven the car, or driven a RWD car on a circuit before, despite this I managed to improve my lap time from qualifying to race 3 by 10 seconds.
Due to having a number of experiences in FWD cars on a race track, I am currently seeking funding to take my first step into motorsport and compete in the 2022 ST-XR Challenge, with my aim to compete in the 2023 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). All the relevant information regarding the 2022 ST-XR Challenge can be found via www.st-xrchallenge.co.uk. The 2022 ST-XR Challenge calendar is not yet released, but I have been informed that there will be 7 meetings.
The target funding is the total cost for the full season of 7 meetings (£14,000) and one payment of damage excess of £2,000 (damage is variable). The £14,000 will cover the following:
- Driver Entry Fees.
- Car Hire.
- Car Transportation to and from each event.
- Race Car Preparation at each event.
- Race Engineer/Technician at each event.
- Spare Parts and Maintenance at each event.
Everyone who donates will receive the following benefits:
- Free signed picture.
- Free Neil Cogan Racing gift.
- Name on my race car (with donators permission).
- Name on my website as a sponsor (with donators permission).
- Entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to an event (7 winners throughout the season, 1 different winner each meeting).