Ex-bri­tish Tour­ing Car man Wood makes a re­turn to pickup trucks

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For­mer Bri­tish Tour­ing Car driver Lea Wood will make a full­time switch to the Pickup Truck Rac­ing se­ries this year.

The 31-year-old im­pressed dur­ing a one­off out­ing at Thrux­ton last year, tak­ing a win and a se­cond place.

Wood will now race in the whole se­ries in 2016, team­ing up with Dave Longhurst, his BTCC en­gi­neer. “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to this new chal­lenge,” said Wood. “When I knew the op­por­tu­ni­ties in the BTCC weren’t there for me this was al­ways a strong op­tion and it made sense to em­bark on this jour­ney with Dave [Longhurst]. Ev­ery­thing has re­ally fallen into place and it is ex­cit­ing to see how we as a team get on against some real es­tab­lished stars.

“I’m quite con­fi­dent go­ing into the cir­cuit rounds as they are tracks I have com­peted at be­fore but I am even more ex­cited to be rac­ing around the Rockingham oval.”

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