Wooder Snatches Oulton Pole From Caroline

Dave Wooder secured his maiden Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship pole position after overcoming Jamie Caroline in a qualifying duel at Oulton Park.

Wooder had set the pace in both Friday testing and Saturday morning’s free practice session, though his efforts to replicate that in qualifying faced stiff competition from reigning Winter Series champion Caroline.

Caroline looked set for his first pole position ever in the championship, but a last gasp effort from Wooder, having previously seen his best time lost for a track limits infringement, gave him the top spot with a 1m 43.834s lap.

Sophia Floersch, the star of proceedings at Thruxton last time out, set the third fastest time in her HHC Motorsport G40 ahead of second year contenders Dan Zelos and Matt Chapman, the top five split by half a second.

Impressive rookies Kyle Hornby and Stuart Middleton were next up, with championship leader Senna Proctor left to settle for eighth ahead of Patrik Matthiesen and Cameron Roberts.

Left just outside the top ten meanwhile were Jonathan Hadfield, Lewis Brown and Billy Monger, the latter being only one second off the pole time.

Full qualifying results can be found here.