Alan McCord is a recognisable face in the EDC now, this year being his third in the competition. The 26-year old from Cookstown in Northern Ireland has to make plenty of sacrifices to be at each event though, the ferry to England alone costing over pound;600 once you factor in bringing his S15 over. Nicknamed ‘Chubby’, Alan claims half-jokingly that paying for it is the toughest thing about competing… and judging by his current 3rd spot in the Championship you may be forgiven for thinking he has a point. Like many of his fellow countrymen, Alan’s no newcomer to the art of swinging a car sideways though, “It’s always been rear wheel drive. I had to go sideways ever since I was 8,9 or 10 in the fields with old Sierras,” he recalls. That same desire for big angles is still with him, but now he does it in much better style. Running the V8 powered S15 for the beginning of the season, at the recent Santa Pod round of EDC he was forced to borrow young Dwain McKeever’s S13 thanks to a V8 meltdown at Brands Hatch in Round 4. He still managed to make the final in it though, just pipped to top spot by Phil Morrison, yet it wasn’t a completely new drive for him…in fact the S13 was once his. By Round 6 at Snetterton though the S15 will be back, but this time it’s going to be running an LS1 Corvette V8 with a supercharger. “Hopefully it will be about 700bhp”, he tells us, “it didn’t need more power, but hey, why not!”. Citing Morrison and Mark ‘Buff’ Luney as the men to beat in the Championship, you can bet he’ll be gunning for them with all that power come the EDC finale in October. It should be quite a sight!