GOODING IS KING OF THE CASTLE

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Nicholas Reeve impressed many with his first two podiums of his car racing career - Photo: James Roberts

Harry Gooding made a bold statement of intent this past weekend at the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship’s latest stop on the calendar, almost taking a clean sweep of the weekend at Castle Combe in Wiltshire in Rounds 9 & 10 of the 2016 season.

Starting from pole for Race 1, Gooding kept his cool once again despite a safety car disrupting the action after just a couple of laps. From the restart, the Jam-Sport driver managed to pull away each lap by a couple of tenths at a time with teammate Callum Hawkins-Row acting as rear gunner once again. Callum would end up second on the road, however a 5 second penalty for track limits forced him off in the results, allowing Rockingham race winner into 2nd place. Specialized Motorsport’s newest recruit Nicholas Reeve performed exceptionally to score a 3rd place finish in only his 3rd race weekend. Hawkins-Row ended up 4th after his penalty and Lewis Kent returned to a happy hunting ground with 5th place.

For the second race later in the afternoon, Gooding once again hit the front with Hawkins-Row in tow. Another safety car thanks to Danny Harrison retiring at Quarry bunched the pack up once again, but on the restart the Jam-Sport pair once again ran in tandem as the laps reeled off towards the flag. It was another 1-2 for the pair with Gooding completing a brace of wins and Hawkins-Row’s 2nd place did stand this time. Nicholas Reeve was also able to maintain his 3rd place from the start and claim his second podium of his career. Bradley Burns finished 4th on the road yet was excluded for failing to respect yellow flags, allowing Kent to finish one place higher from Race 1 in 4th and Lochlan Bearman salvaging a top 5 finish in the process also.

With just 3 meetings left, Gooding is now looking to further extend his points margin at the top and become this season’s Fiesta Junior champion. Silverstone on August 27/28 is the next stop which sees the Juniors return to the Home of British Motorsport on the National layout.

You can find the full breakdown of results via TSL Timing HERE. A more detailed report will be available in the Race Reports section in due course.

Scott Woodwiss

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Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Jack Davidson 392 391
2 Nicholas Reeve 378 378
3 James Hillery 364 364