Record updated 27-Nov-18
After a sucessfull early career in karting, Oliver graduated to Formula Ford with a limited program.
A potential star of the future Oliver always impressed when he got the chance to race. At the Walter Hays Trophy in 2007, he made a stunning come back drive after mechanical failure put him out of his heat while running in 4th spot.
On the Sunday morning he won the Sunday Storm, a race for non qualifiers with the top six progressing to the 'Progression' race. He came from the back of the grid to lead at the end of the first lap and went on to take the win.
From the back row of the Progression race, he overtook 17 cars on the opening lap and was in the lead by the second time he passed the pits. He went on to another comfortable win and a place at the back of the Last Chance race grid.
Starting in 31st spot, he was up to fifth on lap four when the race was red flagged. On the re-start he was up to fourth and took third with two laps to go. The win was not to be as there was too little time to close the gap on the leaders. Never the less he was in the Semi Final.
This was not going to be easy but from 36th he made his way up to 16th by the finish and had made it all the way to the finals, passing 66 cars en route!
The final would be the toughest test and with only 15 laps a win was never going to be on the cards. Roberts still added another 15 cars to his overtaking tally ending with a count of 81. Possibly a world record for the most number of cars passed on a single day of racing!
Sadly like many promissing young drivers budget constraints curtailed his driving ambitions. Oliver has since carved out a successful career in the City.