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Steve Neal
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Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Unknown
Début Oulton Park 1965
Championships 0
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Equipe Arden
Cooper Car Co.
Britax-Cooper-Downton
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Steve Neal is a former British Saloon Car Championship driver, and father of triple champion Matt Neal. Neal is currently the team principle of Team Dynamics, the group he founded in 1991.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Neal had limited experience before he started in the BSCC, mainly in club events while working as a mechanic and engineer.

BTCC HistoryEdit

Neal joined the Equipe Arden team in 1965, racing at half of the season's races.[2] Neal's debut came at Oulton Park, claiming points in the main Mini Cooper battle.[2] Neal claimed a podium at the final race of the season, although these were his only points finishes.[2]

Equipe Arden also gave Neal half season drives in 1966 and 1967, with Neal claiming his first win in the BSCC.[3] After a race long battle with John Rhodes in the Coopers, Neal claimed victory at Silverstone in Class B.[3] Neal left Arden at the end of the season, joining Rhodes at the Cooper Car Co. team.[4]

Neal Mini 1969

Neal streaks past the pits at Silverstone in 1969.

With factory backing, Neal demonstrated his speed, claiming a second (and final) victory in his career at Crystal Palace.[4] Neal was constantly battling at the top of Class B, frequently on the podium, and could have beat Rhodes, but for two retirements at the end of the year.[4] Neal stayed with Cooper after they lost factory backing, joining up with Downton Engineering and Britax to form Britax-Cooper-Downton.[5] He partnered Gordon Spice for the year, ultimately missing a race to help Spice in his outside chance of winning the class title.[5] Neal was in constant battle with the BL MC cars (which were now the factory backed cars), leaving Spice to battle with the Broadspeed cars.[5] By the end of the season, Neal had managed to beat the BL cars, but decided to leave the championship.[5]

Neal would return, however, in 1992, as he founded Team Dynamics and began entering a car for his son Matt.[1] He continues to run the team, helping run two cars for Matt and Gordon Shedden at Team Dynamics, with the team having won numerous titles.[1]

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Steve Neal's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Steve Neal's finish in each race at that meeting (in their class).

Steve Neal's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1965 Equipe Arden - 8 Mini Cooper S bgcolor="#214B9B" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|B N 4 N 13 N 10 2 - - - -
1966 bgcolor="Purple" style="color:white; border-radius:7px;"|NC N 6 8 R - - - -
1967 - 12 N 5 N 1 3 R - -
1968 Cooper Car Co - 34 3 5 6 1 3 4 4 2 2 R -
1969 B-C-D - 30 2 3 6 3 6 5 3 3 5 3 R 3

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