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The Jelf racing dynasty started with Ted Jelf back in 1966 when he started racing in Class 3C offshore. He moved over to circuit racing in 1976. He raced F3 from 1977 and joined ON in 1979.
 
Ted's sons, Owen and Colin followed in their father's footsteps. Owen started in Juniors’ in 1977, joined by Colin in 1980, who went on to win the F2 World Championship three times.
 
The latest member of the Jelf family to stamp their mark on the sport is Colin' son, Ben, who started in Juniors in 2009 and in 2010 became JT250 National Champion.

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Ted Jelf
 
Born: 1934
Died:
Started Racing: 1966
Retired: 1984
 
1969 - Joins Class 3D Offshore; 2nd in the Putney-Calais race.
1976 - Joins London Motor Boat Racing Club; races in F3.
1979 - Started racing in ON.
1984 - Retires to concentrate on son's racing.
 
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Owen Jelf
 
Born: 29.06.66
Started Racing: 1977
 
1984 - Starts racing in F4.                                                                                          
1985 - F4 National Champion.
1986 - Winner F4 World Championship.
1987 - F4 National Champion.
1991 - F4 National Champion.
1992 - Starts racing in F2.
1994 - Sets F2 (2 Hr) Endurance Record at 74.87 mph.
2003 - Winner British F2 Sprint Championship.
2009 - F2 British National Champion; 2nd in F2 Continental Championship.
2010 - Winner Rouen 24 hour; F2 British Sprint Champion.
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Colin Jelf
 
Born: 04.03.70
Started Racing: 1980
 
1987 - Starts racing in F4.
1988 - Sets F4 World Speed Record at 93.58 mph.
1992 - Starts racing in F2; winner F2 National Championship.
1994 - Sets F2 World Speed Record at 108.21 mph.
2005 - Winner F2 European Championship.
2006 - Winner F2 World Championship.
2007 - Winner F2 World Championship; F2 British Sprint Champion.
2008 - Winner F2 Worl Championship; F2 Continental Champion; F2 British Sprint Champion.
2010 - 3rd in F2 World Championship.
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Ben Jelf

Born:
Started Racing: 2009
 
2010 - JT250 British Sprint Champion; JT250 British Champion.
2011 - JT250 British Sprint Champion; JT250 British Champion; GT15 European Champion; GT15 World and British Speed Record.
2012 - GT15 European Champion; Runner up, GT15 Worlds; GT15 British Champion;GT15 British Sprint Champion.
2013 - GT15 European Champion.
Check out the Jelf Racing website @ www.jelfracing.com
 
Colin F4 Nottingham
Owen Jelf. Photo by James Bareham 
Ted, Bristol 1981
 
 
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