I helped the CMA out with interviews with CTV- Canadian TV to share the excitement on the day in London.
Wow what a fantastic day for us all. Shared the really amazing experience with friends at the Royal Over Seas League. Wish Prince William & Kate now the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge all the very best. :0) xx
Fund Raising to Support MS Nurses on St George's Day at Santa pod Raceway
At the Easter Thunder ball Racing Meet The Nitro FM team worked with Debbie Rumblow to celebrate St George's Day with Face Painting. Racing fans & track visitors had St George's crosses painted to help the Northamptonshire MS Nurses. We all had fantastic time! Thank youeveryone that helped us to fund raise for this very worth while cause.
FIRST MS TABLET TREATMENT FOR MS
Check out my latest Kaz Aston blog
for more info about this exciting news and listen to my interview with Anne Diamond on BBC IPlayer
Thanks to Matthew Fordham & the Sailing Ventures team
I managed to PASS my RYA Comp Crew Course last month. It was a real challenge to achieve all of the learning requirements for this qualification especially with a Gale force 7 wind and being a bit cold but I did it with MS. Listen to Matthew talking about how you can try this amazing sport even with a health condition like MS
Next it's more training and study to see if i can achieve my dream of doing some yacht Day Racing & raise awareness about MS. Will keep you posted on my progress and when I start to race!
I am starting my RYA Sailing Practical Cruise Training with
First of all, with my expert teacher Matt Fordham from the Sailing Ventures Team. This a 5 Day Comp Crew course to learn all of the essentials needed to be part of the Crew. I am really excited and had some great information and help from RYA
Sailability Fingers crossed I will succeed so am then able to Start Yacht Racing for the 2011 Racing Season with Sailing Ventures. Hear more
I wrote & recorded by Jon Briggs
Spreading The Word in Europe with NITRO FM & Nicola Prentice who also has MS.
Nicola & I popped over to Malta where we had an opportunity to talk to lots of people about MS and Drag Racing at Santa pod. I also had a fantastic opportunity to Talk on LIVE RADIO At SMASH RADIO & EVEN ON SMASH & MOTO DROME TV THANKS, TO
. Thanks so much to everyone that helped us in Malta. Here is an
for INSPIRE. A charity that helps disabled children with special needs & learning disabilities, what a wonderful guy.
Fitness & MS
To promote my general fitness and in particular help Balance & Co-ordination Challenges with MS I've been going to the Driving Range. I hope one day to play a round of golf but first, it's all about Practice! Mike O'Connor A PGA Professional Teacher from The Lambourne Club is helping with my Set UP & Swing here are Mike's Top Tips. All very important and great fun! Here is some general helpful and encouraging advice from Mike
Spreading the word about MS in USA
After starting my initial Dragster Training with Paul from Paul Marston Racing
I attended a fantastic Two Day Training Course as UK season had finished to learn to drive a Super comp Dragster. Here is the film about my fantastic experience with Frank Hawley in Florida USA
MY Nitro FM interview with Ben Collins Ex TOP GEAR STIG Ben Collins
. A fantastic guy and amazing racing driver. All the Best With 5th Gear & British Touring Cars Ben.
Check out my Latest Progress on my New Kaz Aston BLOG
for my up to date news.
Activities vary and also include MS awareness raising with GOLF, SAILING, ART, EDUCATION & LOTS MORE! So loads of info that may be of interest.
My love of Drag Racing has grown so much since I found the sport in 2009.
After working hard with Jon Webster, all of the Santa Pod Track Team – and especially Nitro FM – I have just reviewed my personal, racing, & training position while still able to participate (as a trained nurse always does!)
As a result Sue Collins from Mongoose & Powerchips with Gary Page have offered me an exciting opportunity to train as a Top Fuel Driver. WOW! Here is Sue's incredible new team car in action at the FIA Santa Pod Event.I hope one day will be able to race a Top Fuel Funny Car or Dragster so lots of training and lessons will be needed!
Will keep you posted on my progress and new opportunities to support my MS Mission in the UK & globally with all of my Drag Racing Friends.
MS Trust is Santa Pod lead charity
The MS Trust was the lead charity at the 2010 FIA Main Event at Santa Pod held over the UK Spring Bank holiday.
The MS Trust
(while at Santa Pod) were able to provide information and support on site to anyone that asked and raised a grand total of £835.02 – £689.49 from the stand & £145.53 from Team Edge.
All the funds raised are to help support health care professionals working to promote people's lives with MS and the role of the MS Nurse.
There is still a shortfall of 150 MS specialist nurses in the UK so the MS Trust will continue to campaign and support nurses in post by providing information & education.
The MS nurses are truly invaluable, as I have found over the last 16 years living with MS – so it's a worthwhile and invaluable service provided to people affected by MS.
My role for this particular event was to help raise awareness about MS with Nitro FM among the large numbers of people attending, as well as to work with all of the drag racing teams that wanted to help too. Here is my My Full Santa Pod Charity Support
Amazing raffle prizes were donated by top racing teams which helped the MS Trust raise awareness & support. There were also educational radio adverts by Alex Alam & Gary Page (listen to the MS Trust MS Advert
Thanks to every one that helped with this fantastic event your help is so appreciated and does make a real difference to people with MS.
If you would like to make a donation please visit the Just Giving donation page for MS Trust
Special Thanks also to:
- Nitro FM & the Santa Pod Team
- Gordon Smith & Shock Wave Racing Team
- Gary Page & Mongoose Exhausts & Power chips
- Andy Carter & Lucas Oils
- Brian Taylor Allard Chrysler
- Team Edge
- Alex Alam BBC Last Woman Standing ( Alex's MS Trust Advert)
- Simon Fairless at Simon at Simons gallery.com
Here are just a few pictures of individuals that helped me at The Main Event.
To help with my physical ability & fitness I'm excited to report I now have a NEW PERSONAL TRAINER. Runner up of UK BBC 3 The Last Woman Standing, Alex Alam
has been truly inspirational both when watching her on the BBC TV Show & since she started giving me her expert and amazing advice to help transform my physical stamina.
Alex is getting ready to visit Santa pod for THE MAIN EVENT and will be supporting me with Nitro FM to promote Team Edge & The MS Trust.
The next racing event for Enigma was THE BIG BANG at Santa pod for the weekend of 23-25 April.
Further engine & performance work continues on Enigma by Adrenaline Race, so I hope to experience even faster speeds! will keep you posted on how we do. Sadly Enigma is experiencing some engine challenges at the present time and I'm not able to race for Team Edge due to the vehicle engine problems – but Gordon is racing The Edge for the Team Edge, so all the very best for the rest of the racing season.
The Competition 2010 Racing Events are well underway with the Santa Pod Easter Thunder Ball. This is the official start to the UK Drag racing season, so please wish me good fortune!! I'm going to close my eyes take a deep breath and go for it and talk about it all on Nitro FM!
TRANS WORLD SPORT TV FEATURE shown ON SKY STARTS Starts WEDS 31ST OF MARCH for 13 Shows, with info about MS & Drag Racing
Trans World Sport film crew visited Santa pod to cover an exciting feature about my story & new Drag Racing adventure with Team Edge. The feature thanks to Trans world Sport & SKY was aired 13 times globally on sky Sports. Thank you Trans World Sport so much for your help with this fantastic extreme sports and informative production. Take a look at this Trans World Sport TV Drag Racing & MS feature in my videos section or at Santa Pod TV
I am also very fortunate to have top UK racing Driver Jon Webster fro mWebster Race Engineering
providing advanced teaching along with many other racing drivers, mechanics like Danny from Adrenaline Race & Performance. Roll on our first Racing Meet at Santa Pod, The Easter Thunderball – 1-5 APRIL 2010 hope to see you there!
I will be driving to start in the Street Eliminator Class and Trans World Sport TV filmed me at my first Track Test and Tune Day at Santa Pod
The MS Trust was lead charity at the Santa Pod Main Event
Check Simon's website to purchase fantastic Art, Photography & help me! If you purchase any Art and mention my website a DONATION is made to help raise awareness about MS
Simonsgallery.com are supporting me by donating 22% of the profits made when people buy a piece of art (a painting or photograph) and tell Simon they have visited Kazaston.com and want to help. I have featured a few of my favourite pieces for you to see.