Racing ahead in motor sports


Former St Thomas More School student Joel Arguelles is moving ahead in the fast lane of karting and motor sports.

He won the British Indoor Karting Championship earlier in 2021 and then accelerated into outdoor kart racing in the prestigious Club 100 world. Now he has moved into car racing with his own self-built vehicle.

Joel, aged 26 of Bedford, completed a degree in Computer Science at UWE Bristol university before setting up his own business producing custom-made steering wheels

This activity dovetails with his passion for motor vehicles, as from an early age he has repaired his own cars. Now he has built his own racing car, and another for friend Mathew Mandipira, another ex St Thomas More boy, and they are sharing their successes online:
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“I am grateful to have been able to do all this through my passion for cars and racing,” said Joel who is looking for sponsorship or support for the Spring 2022 season,
“Everything we do is self-funded so any support from anyone with an interest in the field of motorsports would be great.
“We hope to put Bedford on the map as a fast-moving place which fosters technical skills in the motor trade. Our ambition is to start a motorsport team based in Bedford.”