FIESTAS HEAD TO SNETTERTON AT THE HALF WAY POINT

In what will be their third race meeting in six race weekends, the BRSCC Fiesta Championship racing with MRF Tyres head to Snetterton in Norfolk on the 300 Circuit for Rounds 9, 10 & 11 of the 2018 season. So far, we’ve had four different race winners from the first 8 races, meaning that the competition is fierce this season and only looks set to get even more intense.

Those four race winners are Danny Harrison (hat-trick at Brands Hatch), David Nye (who scored a double at Cadwell Park), Ryan Faulconbridge and Harry Gooding (both winners at Rockingham last time out). Out of the four of them it’s Gooding who leads the standings, not just in Class C but in fact overall, with Harrison 13 points back in class after dropped scores in 2nd place ahead of Nye and Faulconbridge. Each of them now have the taste for victory, so look out for all four of them to be in contention for at least one top step visit this season.

Two drivers who also took to the podium at Rockingham were Myles Baker and his Jam-Sport team boss Jamie Going. Baker was able to take 2nd place in Race 1, while Going scored a 3rd and 2nd place in the remaining two on Sunday. They now sit 6th and 5th respectively in the standings and will be hoping for more solid points hauls from this weekend in Norfolk. This circuit holds particularly good memories for Going, as he was able to take his first Class C and overall race victory at this very venue last year.

Tom Hutchins is another driver who had seen the podium this season as he too picked up a 3rd place at Rockingham. Having now switched to the title-winning car that David Nye drove to Class C glory last season with Nye himself now piloting a new car, Hutchins has adapted well to both it and the class itself, having racked up a handful of podiums in his debut season in Class D last year. Richard Dawson is continuing to improve he too made his debut in Fiestas in 2017 and has already gotten off the mark with results at Cadwell Park and Rockingham. Namesake Jake Dawson also made his first Fiesta start at Rockingham, but there’s a remarkable backstory behind him. His racing career was put on hold after an awful karting accident in 2012 left him in a coma for a month. He miraculously went on to make a full recovery and now runs a Class C Fiesta ST he has rebuilt himself. Jake is a fantastic addition to our grid and we’re very pleased to have him in the field!

Over in Class D, the reigning class and overall champion Jamie White made a triumphant return at Rockingham after missing Cadwell Park. He marked it with three wins out of three, all from pole position with the fastest lap to boot – shades of his title success last year! He’s back out once again as all 6 points scoring Fiesta Zetec S drivers are here at Snetterton. Main rival John Cooper has some ground to make up after a mixed Rockingham weekend, while Cadwell Park double winner Zachary Lucas will be wishing for more glory in his inaugural Fiesta season. Luke Bannister will wish to build on his 3rd place in class last time out, while Tim Bennett and Marco Ricci will also be out in force to learn more about their new cars as the meeting progresses.

At the time of writing, there are no cars entered into either Class A for the Mk3 Fiesta Si 1800cc models or Class B for the Mk5 Fiesta Zetec 1400cc models for this weekend.

Scott Woodwiss

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