HAWKINS-ROW BECOMES #7 AT ANGLESEY!

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After several weekends of trying, Hawkins-Row finally tasted gold! - Photo: James Roberts

Just when you thought the Fiesta Junior Championship couldn’t get any more competitive, it goes and produces its seventh different winner of the 2016 campaign. Jam-Sport’s Callum Hawkins-Row managed to make the top step of the podium for the first time in his circuit racing career at Anglesey this past weekend amidst both dry and wet conditions.

After topping the first practice session on Saturday morning, Hawkins-Row would go on to secure a very fine pole position as he edged out team-mate and points leader Harry Gooding by a mere 0.010 seconds! Jack Davidson produced one of his best efforts to date with 3rd fastest ahead of Lochlan Bearman in 4th and Danny Harrison with another improved performance in 5th.

From the start of Race 1, Hawkins-Row jumped straight into a lead which it turned out he wouldn’t relinquish. By the time the halfway point occurred, his advantage had stretched out to over 2 seconds which it stayed at until the chequered flag. It was a commanding performance for the Jam-Sport driver who had come so close to a first win on several occasions, mostly behind team-mate Gooding. However this time, the moment was his and he dutifully collected his winner’s trophy on the rostrum. Gooding himself was able to maintain 2nd place for the entirety of the race, fending off early pressure from Danny Harrison, who proved that his wet weather performance at Silverstone last time out was certainly no fluke with his strongest drive to date. This in turn gladly netted him his first podium almost a year after his debut. Bradley Burns and Lewis Kent would complete the top 5.

Moving into the second race, Hawkins-Row appeared to look set to cap a successful weekend with 3rd place – that is until his car decided to cut loose at the Corkscrew on Lap 9, leaving him down and out prematurely. As it was, Gooding made sure he pushed himself back into the top stop right from the word go and, like Hawkins-Row, drove away into the distance while the rest were left to fight amongst themselves. By the flag, Gooding was claiming his 6th win of the season to further increase his points total heading into the final meeting, while Harrison put in another stellar drive to complete his visit to the Welsh coast with 2nd ahead of Burns. Jack Davidson took a well-placed 4th from Nicholas Reeve, who had endured a quieter weekend in contrast to his Silverstone success last time out.

All of this means that Gooding heads to Brands Hatch for the Formula Ford Festival finale on October 22-23 as the favourite for the title. All he needs is two strong results and the crown is his. However, nothing is ever certain in motorsport and with 7 different winners from this season’s FJC campaign, that’s definitely the case. Will Harry clinch the title in style? Will another driver steal another top step visit to add to their tally? Or (dare we ask) will we even see our 8th winner of 2016? Join us in a few weeks to find out!

You can find full results of the weekend’s action via TSL Timing HERE.

Scott Woodwiss

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