Teenager Clarke shines at Oulton
Rising teenage star James Clarke had his third weekend in a Lotus Cortina at Oulton Park after an impressive performance at Croft delivered his first podium at this level.
Suffolk-based Clarke, who only turned 16 in April, raced in Junior Saloons last year and has stepped up with Dave Beecroft’s team this year into Clubmans.
However, Beecroft also tends the Cardowan Creameries Lotus Cortina and arranged for Clarke to race it in Historic Touring Cars. He was seventh in the first race. “The year has been a surprise,” said Clarke, who has ambitions to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours.