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Olly Turner Graduates to Circuit Racing

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2016 09:20pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Sara Turner
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Big news has hit the junior motorsport scene as Olly Turner a Prince Henry’s pupil from Evesham will be the first ever JASCAR and first oval junior in a long time to graduate to circuit racing.

Turner has the opportunity now to race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, Kent next month in the Junior Ford Fiesta ST series with Jam Sport Racing team from Northampton. This is a formula Turner has been associated with for two years and prepared for comprehensively.  Olly is asking for local companies and business people to step forward now so he gets to the start line and support him on his quest for a long term career in motorsport. www.ollyturnerracing.co.uk

Meanwhile, in his current drive, the national formula JASCAR, has been racing over the summer months at the local track of Grimley Raceway, Holt Heath. Never been seen before at the Worcestershire venue, the young drivers from around the country didn’t disappoint the crowds of race goers on two very warms days in July and August.  The fast and agile cars and their drivers put on a great display but it was local rising star Olly Turner, who really shone. The tricky track conditions were no match for the Autoenginuity backed 13yr old, who is fast developing his race skills by the month, showing natural flare and quickly picked up how the track needed to be driven. At both meetings he was first over the line and in particular the Bank holiday meeting, Turner’s starts and ability to get away from the pack proved the best tactic.

Last weekend saw the JASACRs return to Birmingham Wheels Park oval, in very contrasting conditions. Back on wet tyres at the popular ‘I Factor round 7, Power Maxed supported Turner was out to claim as many points as possible. He started well and finished first, moving through the pack in Heat one. Heat two Olly settled for second from the back in soggy conditions. Really confident with the car going into the final, Olly eased through the other cars, intensifying the speed and after 5 laps was in front. The battle for second was hotly contested but the gap to first was too great and Turner took the chequered flag.

This weekend Northampton is the venue for the British Championship, a different longer format, Turner has qualified in pole position and it promises to be exceptionally close.

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