Ginetta Junior driver Cassey Watson has always been recognizable in both SAXMAX and Ginetta Junior for her cars purple paintjobs and pink tiger graphics. However from now on she will be recognizable for flying the colours for award winning Sunderland based housing firm and community builder Gentoo. The market leading company, and Sunderland’s biggest landlord, back the two cars owned by CBS Racing who have signed Cassey to run alongside team owner’s son Alex Austin.
Cassey said, “I am honoured to have been chosen by CBS Racing to drive their car this is an excellent opportunity for me, and I am already seeing the advantage of working with a teammate, we have worked well together both in testing and racing. I would like to give huge thanks to team owner Al Austin and to Gentoo for their support.”
Team owner Al Austin said, “My target is to have both Gentoo backed cars running at the front, after watching the racing so far this year I have chosen Cassey as the driver I think capable of delivering that goal.”
Cassey came within a lap of finishing on the podium at the first attempt at Croft before having to take to the grass in avoidance of an incident, recovering to finish 8th. The BTCC support package has a 5 week break now but when it returns Cassey will be aiming for podiums at two of her favourite tracks Snetterton and Oulton Park.