BTC Racing joined the fold in 2017 with its brace of Chevrolet Cruzes, but whilst the entry was new, the backbone of the team wasn’t, having previously competed in the BTCC from 2006-2008 and again in 2014 as BTC Racing.

The driving strength blended the experience of Dave Newsham with the potential of Chris Smiley. The fledgling outfit, Newsham and Smiley enjoyed a strong opening campaign, with consistent points finishes throughout the second half of the year. Highlights were fourth spot at Donington Park and a podium at Silverstone for Dave Newsham. Smiley stayed for 2018, with the team switching to a potent pair of Honda Civic Type Rs and he was joined by James Nash, who was replaced by Dan Lloyd mid-way through the season.

Smikey sealed a maiden BTCC race victory at Rockingham on the championship’s final visit to the circuit.

In 2019, BTC Racing acquired two new current FK8-generation Honda Civic Type Rs, alongside a Honda powerplant. Smiley continued with the outfit for a third-straight year.

Instagram: @btc_racing_

Season Results

Chris Smiley

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 12th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 20th
Race 3 7th
Donington Park Qualifying 4th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 11th
Thruxton Qualifying 12th
Race 1 14th
Race 2 15th
Race 3 11th
Croft Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 2nd
Race 2 27th
Race 3 24th
Oulton Park Qualifying 11th
Race 1 16th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 DNF
Snetterton Qualifying 13th
Race 1 14th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 3rd
Thruxton 2 Qualifying 9th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 21st
Race 3 17th
Knockhill Qualifying 9th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 11th
Race 3 4th
Silverstone Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 6th
Race 3 DNF
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 7th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 24th
Race 3 DNF

Josh Cook

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 10th
Race 1 1st
Race 2 7th
Race 3 4th
Donington Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 24th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 3rd
Thruxton Qualifying 11th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 1st
Croft Qualifying 12th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 2nd
Oulton Park Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 17th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 6th
Snetterton Qualifying 19th
Race 1 20th
Race 2 15th
Race 3 2nd
Thruxton 2 Qualifying 5th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 1st
Race 3 6th
Knockhill Qualifying 20th
Race 1 13th
Race 2 9th
Race 3 2nd
Silverstone Qualifying 9th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 NC
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 8th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 13th
Race 3 5th

Team Stats

Team: BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
Team Members: Chris Smiley, Josh Cook
Drivers: 2
First Season: 2017

Races: 90
Wins: 5
Podiums: 14

Team Info

Team Principal: Bert Taylor
Phone: 07519 392519
Address: Unit 1, Arrow Park, Brackley, NN13 5SZ


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