Dave Wooder is targeting a title challenge in the Ginetta Junior Championship next season after signing a deal to remain with Total Control Racing for his second year in the series.
The 16 year old showed impressive raw pace through the 2015 season, qualifying in the top three on three separate occasions, including taking pole position at Oulton Park.
Wooder’s best race results would come in the final two meetings of the year, when he took a pair of outright top four finishes and Rookie Cup wins.
In the end-of-season Winter Series earlier this month at Snetterton, Wooder took his first podium finish in the category en-route to a top four points finish.
“We had a tough season this year with a lot of problems that were out of our control, so we’re all more determined than ever to hit the ground running in 2016 and mount a big challenge for the championship,” said Wooder.
“Everyone at TCR did a fantastic job with the car this year, they worked so hard to try and get to the bottom of the power problems we had which did impact a lot of the season.
The last few races, and then the Winter Championship too, proved what we know we are capable of. I’m focused on nothing other than race wins and the title next year.”
Wooder is TCR’s first confirmed driver for their third season in the Ginetta Juniors, having earlier this week announced that former Junior racer Matt Chapman would be graduating to the Ginetta GT5 Challenge with them next year.
TCR team principal Lee Brookes commented: “It’s fantastic for us to have Dave staying part of the team for next year, he’s a very quick driver and definitely had the pace to win races this season – he was just very, very unlucky.
“I’ve got absolutely no doubt at all he can fight for the championship in 2016. The speed is there, he’s got good racecraft and, with a full year of experience under his belt, he’s going to be very strong.”