Jonny Reid is what you would call an experienced campaigner. In 1996, Jonny won his first New Zealand North Island Championships as a rookie. He progressed to the North Island championship in the Junior Class. It was almost as if he ruled the North Island Championship and in 1998, he won it again but this time, he won it in the Junior Intercontinental Class. In 1999, Jonny won the first New Zealand Championships in the Junior Stock Category.
Jonny was turning his professional racing career around and in 1999, he won races in the Pro Series as well. He then turned to the Intercontinental A in Australia and Tony Karts came forth to offer him a chance to factory drive but Jonny decided to pass it up. He instead chose to return to New Zealand and race in the Formula Ford series and his endeavours won him the Rookie of the Year award.
In 2002, he won his second winter series in a row at the New Zealand Formula Ford Festival as well as the New Zealand Championship and the New Zealand Grand Prix. Jonny won the coveted Motorsports New Zealand’s Steel Trophy. The trophy is awarded to sportsman for their dedication, skill and commitment to professionalism and Jonny was the epitome of all these qualities and more.
Jonny was testing for Graham Watson’s Ralt Australia team in 2003. In 2004, he got a chance to race with the team in the Formula 4000 series and with four pole positions, a fastest lap in every single race, five race wins and winning four overall rounds. In 2004, Jonny moved to UK to compete in the Superfund F3000 series and he then moved to Japan to compete in the Formula 3 series. In the 2008-09 season, Jonny will be using his talents to further New Zealand’s challenge in the A1 Grand Prix series.