He won the Renault Clio Cup in 1994, and the Ford Credit Fiesta series a year later.
He competed in the British Touring Car Championship for Audi from 1996 to 1998, teamed with series champions Frank Biela and Yvan Muller. Due to its Quattro 4-wheel drive system, Audi initially had the best car, and despite his lack of experience John was able to twice finish 7th in the championship, taking 2 race wins. However, they struggled in 1998, and John was 15th overall, only just ahead of independent champion Tommy Rustad.
He is the team manager for the Bintcliffe Sport team, based on the Barr Lane estate in York . Having ran Paul O'Neill in the MGF Cup, they raced in the BTCC's Class B in 2000 (with Rob Collard among their drivers), and the equivalent Production Class in 2001. They have also ran Jason Plato and Darren Manning in ASCAR.
Now John is director of Donotbend Ltd.( a designer furniture seller) based in Minskip (near York)