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PREVIEW : KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship

PREVIEW : KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship

This season has already seen 28 teenage racers battling it out in the ultra-competitive KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship. With seven different pole sitters at as many venues, the stage is set for an exciting weekend in Corby. 

Senna Proctor arrives at Rockingham Motor Speedway as the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship leader after a win and second place at Knockhill was enough to nudge him past main rival Jamie Caroline in the standings, albeit by just three points.

The result was perhaps helped by a tough race two for Caroline after he missed the start and was playing catch up from therein. A mistake the teenager will no doubt be looking to rectify this weekend as he looks to add to his five races wins.

Hot on the pair’s heels are Dan Zelos and Billy Monger. Although Billy is the only of the two to have claimed a race win, Zelos took victory here in 2014, whilst consistently strong seasons keep them in contention for the title as the championship enters the latter stages.

Not far behind Zelos and Monger, Lewis Brown came within touching distance of his maiden win at Knockhill a fortnight ago as he tries to make inroads into the championship top three whilst keeping Johnathan Hadfield at arm’s length behind.

In the rookie championship, a storming debut season from Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Stuart Middleton in his distinctive Quinton Hazell car sees him in the class top three, just behind Patrik Matthieson who is in eighth overall. If you think you have what it takes to follow in Stuart’s footsteps, check out this year’s scholarship on Ginetta.com.

Just behind Middleton in the standings are Kyle Hornby and Will Tregurtha. The pair having both enjoyed several rookie cup podiums, whilst Hornby took an overall second place at Croft. Will Stacey will join Alex Day at Tollbar Racing as the pair of them work together in an attempt to pass Geri Nicosia in the standings, whilst keeping Ben Green at bay.

Elsewhere, the pack are split by so few points that a good weekend could see any driver leapfrog up the order. In the TCR corner, Matt Chapman had his best weekend to date in Scotland with his first top five finish, whilst his teammates Dave Wooder, Connor Grady and Cameron Roberts will be looking to make up for a difficult weekend there.

For JHR Developments, it’s up to Esmee Hawkey, Seb Perez and Rowan Bailey to do the honours against HHC Motorsport’s Devlin DeFrancesco and Charlie Fagg. Although quite a new team, R & J Motorsport cannot be overlooked, as newcomer Frank Bird enjoyed his best weekend of the season last time out.

As one of the most entertaining championships on offer this weekend, the KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship never fails to attract the crowds, so make sure you grab a good viewing spot! To keep track of the action live from your phone, follow @Ginettacars on Twitter.