Team Ragworm                        Race No. 08

Boat Manufacturer: BobKat  Inflatable      Engine Manufacturer: Tohatsu 50D2     UK Class: RYA Pro-Stock

Driver info : Connor Blackman


Connor Blackman has been following ThunderCat Racing from a young age following his Dad who was a dedicated Safety boat driver. As soon as he turned 16 he joined the Thundercat Racing series in 2013 and 2016 was his fourth year of racing. Connor's team achieved 5th at the UIM Continental Championships in Gibraltar and 8th in the World Championships held in Malta in October 2015. Following the World Championship Connor established a World & National Speed Record in a P750 Stock ClassThunderCat at Coniston in November and was also awarded a special medal as the "Youngest World Record Breaker".  A dedicated loyal team who are always reliable and on hand to offer assistance and advice, an asset to the ThunderCat community. 

Co-driver info : Mark Blackman


Mark (Connor's Dad) and has been involved with ThunderCat Racing for years as part of the safety team and now is teamed up with his son acting as bow man. With years of being in a boat Mark is one of the most experienced ThunderCat crew's out there.  Mark achieved 8th in the co-driver's 2016 season and 6th at the UIM Continental Championships in Oct 14. Great Racing!

Team Manager:  Steve Driver




Steve Driver (Owner of Ragworm PCB and Spirit Circuits) is a crucial part of the Ragworm team, not only supporting Mark and Connor he still finds time to assist the ThunderCat event staff with the event set up and break down.






Racing experience


Connor has raced in other series previously with Formula Future and the UIM Junior Rib Challenge, all adding to his knowledge and boat handling skills. Mark has been part of the ThunderCat Racing safety team for over 9 years and 2016 saw them in their 3rd year as a father-son racing team. During the 2016 ThunderCat Racing UK Championship this father/son partnership came 9th.  At the World Championships held in Malta in October 2015 the team came 8th place, which was disappointing because they had to retire in the long-haul event. 








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