Title Within Woodhead’s Grasp As Juniors Reach Rockingham


Harry Woodhead can wrap up the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship title this weekend with a pair of victories in Rounds 15 and 16 at Rockingham.

While Woodhead hasn’t had it all his own way since the summer break, with just one win in four races, his incredible 100% winning record over the first half of the campaign has given him a huge points advantage.

The 15 year old sits 132 points clear on dropped scores, with his advantage needing to sit at 148 points at the end of the Rockingham weekend to be confirmed champion. Therefore a pair of wins, with closest rival Keith Donegan third or lower in both races, would secure him the crown.

Donegan is the man in form heading into the weekend however. The Irishman took a win apiece in the last two meetings at Snetterton and Knockhill, and the Douglas Motorsport ace will be hoping to add to that tally at Rockingham and delay Woodhead’s championship celebrations.

Woodhead’s team-mate at newly-crowned 2013 teams champions HHC Motorsport, Will Palmer, will be looking to emulate his team-mates success and pick up his first win of the season at Rockingham, the 16 year old having taken eight podium finishes to date.

Also targeting first win of the season is Ollie Chadwick, luck having once again deserted the 17 year old in his pursuit of podium finishes at Knockhill. Chadwick won at Rockingham last season, so will be confident of replicating the achievement this weekend.

His JHR Developments team-mate and sibling Jamie Chadwick meanwhile took her best result of the season so far with fifth in Scotland, and will be hoping for more of the same this weekend.

Fellow rookies James Kellett and Jack Mitchell will head into the weekend targeting a return to the podium, while Jack Rawles and Ben Pearson will be looking to secure their first rostrum finishes of the campaign.

Following free practice at 10:25 on Saturday (14th) morning, qualifying takes place at 14:00, with Round 15 soon after at 16:25. Round 16 takes place live on ITV4 on Sunday (15th) at 12:05.