McKee Motorsport is a club-level circuit racing team based in Warwickshire and competing across the UK. Alongside our own campaigns, our fast and reliable car is available to hire on an arrive-and-drive basis – capable of everything from track days to endurance racing.
Latest race report: MSVT Trackday Trophy at Brands Hatch with Rob Dowsett, 31st October 2020
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The car is a 1997 BMW E36 328i, prepared and run by Sam McKee. It’s road legal and driven to and from every event. This has proven no obstacle to numerous pole positions, podium finishes and class wins.
Our results speak for themselves. In our debut season of 2017, we entered 750 Motor Club’s Roadsports series in Class D. From five entries, we scored two wins and three second places – racking up four pole positions and four fastest laps in the process. It was an instant hit: the roadgoing novice who was never off the podium.
2018 brought a quicker car and stronger competition in Roadsports Class C, but results still came through: qualifying second of 15 cars in class at Brands Hatch, finishing third at Cadwell Park, and winning in a single entry in the BMW CCR Series. The year concluded with the car’s first true endurance race, which didn’t break its streak of 100% reliability as we came home 7th in class after two hours at Snetterton.
Ambition kept growing into 2019, with entry into the country’s outright biggest race series: the 750MC Club Enduro Championship. Pole in the opening round for two hours of Donington was converted to a third-place finish, and followed up with second at Oulton Park (2hrs). The season was rounded out by fifth at Silverstone GP (2hrs), but not before two more drivers enjoyed the car in Roadsports races – making four different racers in 2019.
The curtailed season of 2020 didn’t stop the venerable E36 from powering through ten races in three different formulae, with no fewer than six race drivers. Rob Dowsett and Jonathan Layzell both made their racing débuts, Rob scoring two overall podiums in MSVT Trackday Trophy with Sam, and Neil Savage paired with Sam to take a class win in 750MC Roadsports. That wasn’t all: more drivers still enjoyed the car on track days and plans are now afoot for the biggest year yet.
Will you be part of our story in 2021?
Our aim is to give a completely transparent view of what it takes to compete, so that more people can get involved. To that end, we are more than happy to talk to any aspiring driver about the preparation, costs and skills involved in going racing.
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