Superb Cadet performance at Shenington
Our cadet driver Joe Turney was delighted to be joined by new team mates Cameron Ralph and Kieran Wragg who took up their places as fellow cadet drivers with Protrain at Shenington for the May meeting.
The drivers, who all knew each other previously, took no time in settling in and putting together some superb performances and lap times in a field of 30 cadets. All of the heats were memorable but the drivers were thrilled to take a 1-2 in heat two and heat four was memorable for Joe, for all the wrong reasons, when having been in the lead twice he has taken out in an unavoidable incident. Cameron showed massively improved pace with a fraction of a second separating all three drivers. Their solid performances in all the heats gridded Kieran a well deserved pole, Cameron seventh and Joe starting in 11th.
They took to the grids with high hopes of a strong race and they did not disappoint. Kieran momentarily lost first place on lap three but was soon back in front with Joe working his way through to second place on lap seven. For a while a 1-2 looked possible but Joe eventually crossed the line in fourth place. Cameron drove very well and finished in eleventh place and achieved his personal best lap time at Shenington. This was Kieran’s maiden victory and we are thrilled it happened on his first weekend with Protrain.
All three drivers were very pleased with their weekends racing and have their eyes firmly fixed on more silverware at Whilton Mill.
Mini Max driver Omar Ismail also achieved his personal best finish of fifth place at Shenington and was equally pleased with his days racing.
Martyn Smithers who was in charge at Shenington congratulated all of the drivers on their superb performance all weekend commenting, “Each of these drivers was totally committed and delivered very strong results. Knowing where we can make small improvements means that we can be highly encouraged about the future for these young drivers.”
The team moves onto Whilton Mill this weekend with the team’s Super 1 drivers heading north to Glan Y Gors.