60 seconds with… Luke Woodham


How old are you?

I’m 26 years old

Where are you from?

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

How long have you been racing?

I’ve been racing 2 years

What have you been racing in 2014 and in what series?

I’ve raced in the British Drift Championship, King of Europe, Gymkhana Grid, and Fueltopia Barrel Sprint

What is your first motor sport related memory?

First memory of motor sport is going to watch family racing go karts when i was about 5 years old

What got you in to drifting?

I got into drifting after buying the car I compete in now. I’ve owned the car for 6 years and taught myself how to drift in car parks. I used to watch YouTube videos of guys in Japan and fancied having a go

What and where was your first race?

My first race was the Gymkhana Grid series in 2012 at Silverstone, also my first win!

What are your long term plans?

Long term plans are to have fun driving and hopefully win events

One song you would listen to to prepare yourself for a race?

My song would have to be House of Pain – Jump Around!

Heading in to the Gymkhana GRiD finals in Madrid what were your expectations?

Heading to Madrid, I was nervous but very excited. I hadn’t tested or driven the car since doing some work on it and wasn’t sure how it was going to be. But it all worked out perfectly

Was there any point at the weekend that you thought things may go the other way and you would lose out?

At any point over the weekend it can all go wrong, just one clip of an obstacle and that can be it. 3 second penalty is a long time when drivers are 0.100 between each other

What was your reaction when you realised you had secured the win?

I was over the moon when I realised I had won, I’ve finished 2nd and 3rd the last 2 years and really worked hard for the win this year. I even went to bed early every night up to the event and ate healthy during the week! The win didnt sink in for a couple of days! I can now make plans for the car for 2015 and make important improvements after finishing on a great result