WREN AND TURNER TASTE SWEET SUCCESS AT PEMBREY EASTER ROUNDS

headerimage
Wren was delighted to collect his first Fiesta Junior victory - Photo: James Roberts

A weekend of high speed fun in the sun greeted the young chargers in the second meeting of the season for the BRSCC Fiesta Championship racing with MRF Tyres, as the drivers headed to Pembrey Circuit in South Wales fresh from the opening rounds at Brands Hatch just a few weeks ago.

Qualifying was a slightly dramatic affair as points leader Olly Turner was forced out of the session before it even started thanks to an engine problem. This required an engine change overnight, leaving him to start the first race on Sunday from the back of the grid. In the session itself, Joel Wren set a superb lap time to claim his first FJC pole, while his front row partner would be superstar rookie driver Joseph Loake shocked the entire paddock with 2nd quickest time to start at the on the front rank of the grid for his very first race. Ted Potts took 3rd fastest time alongside Alfie Glenie in 4th, while Abby Lock wound up 5th to start on the back row with Turner.

Wren was quickly able to convert his pole into a lead which in turn he would never lose for the entire 15 minute encounter. His pace was such that he extended his lead lap after lap until he arrived at the chequered flag to claim his first Fiesta Junior win since joining the championship. Behind him, a hard charging Alfie Glenie went on to pick up his best result to date with a magnificent 2nd place to the delight of the JamSport team, who also had reason to cheer for Olly Turner as his drive from the back of the grid to 3rd was a skilful one at that. Joseph Loake turned his front row start into a creditable 4th place on his debut ahead of Ted Potts in 5th, while Abby Lock took 6th place after a spin at Honda Corner in the early stages.

Race 2 began much the same as the first, with Wren getting away from pole while Glenie initially took 2nd place ahead of Turner. Olly was able to overhaul his teammate after a few laps, before drama befell Wren’s car when a gearbox problem forced him to limp round the circuit before eventually retiring. This left Turner in what would turn out to be an unassailable lead as he went on to pick up his third win in four races so far in 2019. Behind him, Joseph Loake bettered his Race 1 performance by incredibly taking the fight to Glenie and passing him with three laps to go. In turn, he took the flag in an incredible 2nd, which also helped him secure the Driver of the Meeting accolade. Glenie picked up 3rd place to round off a profitable weekend, with Abby Lock in 4th after Ted Potts also retired midway through due to mechanical issues.

The drivers now venture further north and back to Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire for Rounds 5 & 6, where the next instalment of the 2019 season continues!

Scott Woodwiss

Next Race

Brands Hatch - 27th - 28th Jul 2019

Last Race

Cadwell Park 11th - 12th May 2019

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Olly Turner 296 204
2 Joel Wren 178 175
3 Alfie Glenie 240 168