John joined Alan Smith Racing in 1979, he then moved up within the
company to become manager of the race engine build shop. In 1985 after
six years with the company John went to work in the USA for Dick Simon
Racing. During his time there he was employed as an engineer, being
responsible for both the engines and gearboxes on their Indy Car programs.
On returning to the UK in 1987 he joined up once again with Alan Smith,
who were eventually bought by Zytek.
In 1996 he was appointed Engineering Manager and he was instrumental in
helping to establish the new range of Zytek Z series engines. He has also
been influential in the development of the Engine Technology Facility
at Repton. John was appointed Operations Director of Zytek Motorsport