About JP Truck Racing

The Powell family name is well established in the truck racing community with over 25 years experience.

John Powell senior was a pioneer for the sport in the 1980’s, racing alongside such names as Steve Parish, Rod Chapman and Barry Sheene. Now his sons are following in his footsteps and playing a huge role in the world of truck racing.

Son John Powell started his truck racing career in a Division 2 Ford Cargo, which in previous years led Rod Chapman and John’s brother to racing glory. John has 30 years experience in commercial vehicle maintenance and repairs, and he has gained a lifetimes experience around trucks and truck racing and this is reflected in both his driving and workmanship. He has already firmly established himself as a serious competitor with multiple wins and fastest lap times over the years, nearly always securing a top 3 place in the Championship.

In May 2017 John was involved in a serious collision on the track at Thruxton (not John’s fault!). the cab sustained too much damage to repair and again John spend the remaining seasons out of racing to re-build the truck. Unable to find a suitable Cargo cab, the decisions was made to replace it with a DAF.

JP Racing is a family run team who are intent on making a mark for themselves in the coming years events.

Why not follow John on Facebook, or better still come to an event, watch the action and come say hello!