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Profile: Tom Gladdis Gibraltar's most successful racing driver.

Born: Feb. 24, 1991 in Isle of Wight, England.
Resides: Gibraltar (a British territory).
Occupation: Student; training to be a professional race car driver.
Education: Attended Bayside Boys School in Gibraltar.

Racing Highlights:

Started racing at 15 years of age

Tested a Radical SR3 1500 for a day at Donnington park and went very well and was offered to go to Valencia for a shoot out for 1 of the 5 scholarship for the British Formula BMW.

Went to Valencia for the 2 days to have a bit of fun and was invited back out of 82 drivers so late September me and 20 other drivers went back for the final shoot out and was one of the 5 to get selected to drive as a scholarship driver for the 2007 formula bmw championship in Britain.

Name drivers such as Henry Surtees the son of F1 driver john Surtees , Anthony comas son of Ex F1 driver Eric Comas were in the championship.

From there had a very hard but exciting year in England “learning the ropes” of how everything worked as I had no experience in Racing and finished 6th in the rookie championship.

Late 2007- Decided to try a bigger car: the Pro Star Mazda.

Went very well on the first day of testing with JDC Motorsports after looking and phoning around we found Andersen Racing close to home in the USA.

Discussed with Andersen Racing to have a test. Lucky enough that week there was a 2 day test at Sebring with Charles Hall.

Both days testing went very well and come away quickest and was a very good learning experience at the end of day 2 test.

After the test Dan Andersen owner of Andersen Racing asked to sign me and we signed the day of leaving the States to head back to England.

We managed to get in 4 tested days before the championship started.

As the session is coming to an end we have managed to always be in the top ten having one 8th three 5th one 3rd one 2nd one 1st and two poles + 3 fastest laps and have finished every race we entered apart from Watkins Glen considering I was to young I was the only driver that wasn╩╝t aloud to participate in the event.

We are currently 4th in the championship only 9 points of the championship lead with 4 races to go in the session.

2008: Competing in his rookie season in the Star Mazda championship with Andersen Racing.
2007: Finished sixth-best among the rookies. . Tested a Star Mazda car for the first time over the Christmas holiday.
Earned 1 of the 5 scholarships at the Formula BMW scholarship shootout in Valencia, Spain.

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