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Loake was delighted at securing his first two Fiesta Junior race wins - Photo: James Roberts

After debuting back at Pembrey, coincidentally also in Wales, Joseph Loake completed his rapid ascendency to the top of the Fiesta Junior Championship pile after he scored his first two breakthrough race victories at Anglesey.

Loake's pace was evident from the get-go as he roared to pole position in qualifying for Race 1 on Saturday, with championship leader Olly Turner joining him on the front row. Ted Potts and Joel Wren took up the second row of the grid with Alfie Glenie completing the grid with 5th fastest.

From the start of Race 1, Loake had the 20-minute encounter under his control as he led from pole and never looked back. He was never headed all race and took the chequered flag by almost 6 seconds to secure the first Fiesta Junior victory of his fledgling circuit racing career. Wren was able to work his way through to 2nd place after getting the jump on Potts and then passing Turner in the opening couple of laps, while Potts did the same just a lap later to take another podium with 3rd place. Points leader Turner collected 4th place to bank more points towards his tally, while Glenie rounded off the finishers with 5th place.

Race 2 saw Turner leap from 4th on the grid to the lead in the opening lap, before Loake repassed him and the pair drove off into a race of their own leaving the remaining cars to scrap for 3rd place. Despite Turner pressing hard in his pursuit of 1st place, Loake had enough left in the tank to keep the championship leader at bay and by the flag, he was clear by around 2.5 seconds to complete the double by the Welsh coast. Turner duly took 2nd place, while in that scrap for 3rd place behind them Ted Potts collected another 3rd place ahead of Wren and Glenie respectively.

Next up on the calendar is a return to Silverstone, this time on the International layout and hopefully in drier conditions than those experienced by our Juniors last year when it was incredibly wet for most of the weekend! Olly Turner now has a lead of almost 75 points to maintain at the top of the standings, and Silverstone could be his first chance to gain one hand on the title!

Scott Woodwiss

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