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PREVIEW: Three Stamp Authority As Ginetta Juniors Head To Croft

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Senna Proctor, Jamie Caroline and Dan Zelos have established themselves as the drivers to beat in the 2015 Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as the series heads to Croft this weekend for the halfway point of the campaign.

The three second year contenders shared the podium in both races at Oulton Park three weeks ago to become the top three in the championship, each of them having shown the consistency required for a title challenge with at least six top six finishes apiece in the opening eight races.

Proctor heads the standings, the Brands Hatch and Donington Park race-winner having notched a second and a third at Oulton, securing him a 21 point lead over double Cheshire winner Caroline, with Zelos seven points further back.

Oulton marked the first race weekend of the season so far in which no rookie drivers made it on to the overall podium, something double Thruxton race-winner Sophia Floersch, early podium finisher Patrik Matthiesen and reigning Scholarship winner Stuart Middleton will be aiming to rectify this time out at Croft.

Looking to join them in the mix at the front will be Dave Wooder, who showed his potential with pole position at Oulton, Kyle Hornby and Cameron Roberts, who have gained the joint-most places from their grid slots so far this season with 35, and top six finisher Will Tregurtha.

Hoping to fight for the wins and ignite their championship challenges at Croft meanwhile will be sophomore runners Billy Monger and Jonathan Hadfield, race-winners at Brands and Donington respectively so far, as well as early season podium finisher Lewis Brown.

Matt Chapman will be one to watch as he aims to turn a run of four consecutive top eight finishes into a maiden top six result, while Ben Green and Alex Day will be looking to firrmly establish themselves in the top ten after finishing there for the first time at Thruxton and Oulton respectively.

With the continued absence of former champions Hillspeed from the grid, there are three new faces joining the action for the weekend. Winter Series runners Charlie Fagg and Connor Grady enter the fray with HHC and TCR respectively, while Devlin DeFrancesco completes a five car entry for HHC.

Full championship standings heading into the weekend can be found here.

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