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FIESTA JUNIORS PREPARE FOR SILVERSTONE TO OPEN EXCITING 2020 SEASON

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Who's got what it takes to become the 2020 Fiesta Junior champion? - Photo: Jon Elsey

Over the course of the previous 12 months, a lot of hard work and effort has gone into ensure that heading into 2020, the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship racing with MRF Tyres is in a much stronger position than that of the 2019 season. Thankfully, it’s paid off as the opening rounds at Silverstone will feature a grid mostly comprised of brand new names and faces aged 14-17 years old ready to take their first steps into circuit racing!

That’s not to say that there won’t be one or two returning drivers either. In fact, one of the favourites for the title could be last year’s vice-champion Joseph Loake. Now equipped with the ex-Isaac Smith Fiesta ST and still racing with Race Car Consultants, Loake’s aim will be to build on a successful debut season from last year. After first appearing at Pembrey, Joseph then went on to eventually collect five victories in the latter half of the year and enters 2020 in a prime position to bid for the crown. Another driver back in the frame will be his teammate Nathanael Hodgkiss, who raced regularly in 2018 before making a one-off appearance at Snetterton last season. That weekend, he won both races to prove he’d lost none of his pace and if that’s a signal of what’s to come, both he and Loake should be right in the fight.

So, what of those debuting this season? First off, there are those moving up from the ranks of karting, with the top name being former Super One ace Will Orton. He’s elected to race with Ali Rushforth Motorsport in an ex-Abby Lock car and has been racking up the testing miles ahead of this weekend. If he’s as quick as his karting exploits suggest, he should be a front runner. Also moving up from karting are Jake Triggs in a former Josh Steed driven car (racing with RCC), Junior Subaru racer Joe Knight and former ROK racer Bradley Beavers who will race this season with JamSport in the same car driven by James Waite in the previous two years.

Then there are those drivers who are appearing after stepping up from the junior short oval racing scene. Most notable of these is last year’s Ministox champion Jenson Brickley, who will be out to prove his ability in a front wheel drive car after several years of experience in the formula. He’ll be joined by Junior Hot Rod graduate Albert Webster who receives backing from Shaun Hollamby’s AMD Tuning outfit and will run with Daniels Motorsport throughout 2020. Plus, for the first time, a brother and sister pairing will compete against each other on track in Fiesta Juniors, as George and Briannie Davis both elect to begin their circuit racing careers together. Their own personal battles between each other will certainly be fascinating to watch. Another Ministox graduate will be Jamsport’s Sid Smith, albeit he will appear later in the season once he reaches the required age of 14 years old.

This year’s grid also welcomes rookie Mitch Marie, who will be competing in his first-ever car race this weekend at Silverstone. While his learning curve will most likely be a steep one, he will be looking to get up to speed as quickly as possible and get some points on the board from the opening weekend. Another driver expected to race is Dylan Hotchin, who also has ROK karting experience on his racing CV just like Bradley Beavers, and he will surely wish to kick off his season in the best possible way.

More drivers are expected to line up on the grid as the season goes on, but for the opening rounds, we’re all set to welcome our new drivers and kick off what should be eight exciting meetings throughout 2020. Let’s get the show on the road and go in search of our next Junior champion!

Scott Woodwiss

Next Race

Croft - 31st Oct 2020

Last Race

Donington Park 17th - 18th Oct 2020

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Joseph Loake 307 307
2 William Orton 280 280
3 Bradley Beavers 204 204