Boak Jr aims for autocross glory
Racer Laura Boak, will compete in a new 1400cc Citroen C2 in the ANECCC Autocross Championship this season.
The Geordie driver is targeting the Junior category title in the new car, and a step up to rallycross at the end of the year.
Boak, daughter of British Rallycross Supernational event winner-turnedSuper1600 racer Michael, finished second three times in her debut season last year in a Vauxhall Corsa.
“I’m going to do the whole championship this year. The C2 will be a good upgrade from the Corsa,” said the 15-year-old. “I really want the biggest trophy this year, that’s what I’m aiming for.”
Boak Jr’s Citroen is being built by her father’s MB Motorsport team so it is eligible for autocross and rallycross.
“I want to race in rallycross,” she said. “We’re going to try and do the Blyton round of the BTRDA Clubmans Championship at the end of the season.”
Autocross is widely regarded as a solid learning ground for rallycross drivers.
The most recent driver to graduate from autocross to rallycross was Devon’s Dan Rooke, who won the British RX Supernational title last season in a Citroen AX, in his debut season.