Tony Lattka Interview - We caught up with Tony at the Autosport show


AGE: 30

MARRIED TO LUCY

LIVES: CARRONSHORE, FALKIRK

JOB: PAINT SPRAYER

WE MANAGED TO GRAB TONY FOR 10 MINUTES AT A VERY BUSY AUTOSPORT SHOW WHERE HE WAS SHOWING OFF HIS NEW 2015 HCD DOZER

HCD: YOU WERE RACING STOCK RODS WHAT MADE YOU CHANGE TO THE SUPERSTOX ?

TONY: I WANTED A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE, I FELT A LOT OF PRESSURE AS MY BROTHERS GUNNER AND MOUZER WERE WINNING A LOT!!

HCD: WHAT WAS YOUR MAIN REASON FOR BUYING A HCD SUPERSTOX ?

TONY: THEY’RE A GOOD QUALITY RACE CAR,WELL BUILT AND THEY ARE FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE.

HCD: WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN AIMS FOR THIS YEAR ?

TONY: TO ENJOY MYSELF AND START WINNING!

HCD: ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING ANY OF THE MEETINGS IN ENGLAND ?

TONY: DEFINITELY THE EUROPEAN IN MAY, SPEDEWEEKEND I DON’T KNOW, DEPENDS WHEN THE BABY COMES (WIFE LUCY IS DUE TO GIVE BIRTH TO BABY LATTKA THE MIDDLE OF JUNE) AND OTHER ENGLISH MEETINGS WILL DEPEND ON MONEY WITH A BABY ON THE WAY! WE WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL AND WILL DEFINITELY GO TO THE WORLD FINAL IN IRELAND IF I QUALIFY

HCD: TALKING OF HAVING A BABY ON THE WAY, DOES YOUR WIFE LUCY LIKE THE RACING ?

TONY: YES SHE DOES ENJOY IT, IT’S A FAMILY SPORT AND SHE’S VERY SUPPORTIVE, ESPECIALLY OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS WHILE I’VE BEEN GETTING THE NEW CAR READY. I THINK SHE WAS MORE NERVOUS WATCHING WHEN I RACED NON CONTACT!

HCD:DO YOU GET A LOT OF HELP WITH THE CAR ?

TONY: AYE I HAVE GOOD SPONSORS. I CANNOT THANK MY UNCLES (HARRY AND JOCK BURGOYNE) FOR ALL THEIR HELP. WE (BROTHERS GUNNER AND MOUZER) ALL TEND TO HELP EACH OTHER WITH OUR CARS.

HCD: WHO ARE YOUR MAIN RIVALS IN THE SUPERSTOX ?

TONY: NOT GOT ANY LOL! I’VE NOT RACED THEM LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE ANY BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR

HCD: MOST RESPECTED DRIVER ?

TONY: TOO MANY TO LIST! SO MANY TALENTED DRIVERS OUT THERE

HCD: IF YOU WEREN’T RACING SUPERSTOX WHAT FORMULA WOULD YOU RACE ?

TONY: PROBABLY A 2 LITRE HOTROD, I’VE ALWAYS FANCIED THAT BUT THEN AGAIN IF ANYTHING EVER HAPPENED TO THE SUPERSTOX UP IN SCOTLAND I PROBABLY WOULDN’T RACE ANYTHING

HCD: WHATS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE RACE ?

TONY: I CANNEE REMEMBER IPSWICH SO WE WON’T TALK ABOUT THAT! (TONY & JORDAN AYLWARD HAD A HUGE CRASH AT SPEDEWEEKEND IN 2013) I THINK PROBABLY THE 2009 STOCK ROD WORLD FINAL AT COWDENBEATH WHEN I GOT 3RD, BUT MY BEST RACES HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPERSTOX, I ENJOY IT FAR MORE AND I WOULDN’T GO BACK TO A STOCKROD

HCD: THANKS FOR YOUR TIME TONY ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY?

TONY: THANKS TO ALL MY SPONSORS

H & J BURGOYNE

JAMES PATERSON PLUMBING & HEATING

E. BURGOYNE & SONS

G. STODDART TRANSPORT

J.B. RACE ENGINES

P & C AERIELS

VICTORIA INN, CARRONSHORE

STUARTS COACHES

GUNNER MOTORSPORT

MOUZER PREPARATIONS

CRAIG JONES

HCD

DAVID PHELP COMMERCIALS

EDWARDS MOTORSPORT

MILLS ENGINEERING

AND SPECIAL THANKS TO MY WIFE LUCY AND NIECE ANNALISE

HCD WOULD LIKE TO THANK TONY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE PUT INTO GETTING THE CAR READY AND BRINGING IT DOWN TO THE AUTOSPORT SHOW. IT LOOKS AMAZING!

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