Tregurtha seals title early while Wooder and Priaulx are victorious
William Tregurtha sealed the Ginetta Junior Championship with a round to spare after picking up the points he needed over title rival Stuart Middleton at Silverstone.
But it was Dave Wooder who came away from the Northamptonshire circuit with two victories, and the third went to Sebastian Priaulx, who picked up his maiden car racing triumph in a dramatic second event.
In race one, Wooder grabbed the lead off the line from polesitter Priaulx, which he did not lose as the pack behind engaged in a pulsating race-long battle. Priaulx eventually finished second with Charlie Fagg in third spot.
In the second race Wooder held the lead from pole on the run through Copse but Priaulx squeezed through at Maggotts before he was swiftly deposed by Lewis Brown and Harry King. The lead changed hands multiple times between those four drivers over the next 10 laps as Tregurtha ran fifth and Middleton dropped to the back of the pack with a rear brake calliper problem.
On the final lap, Brown and Wooder came together at Luffield as they fought for the lead – Brown spun as result, which gave Priaulx an opening that he seized upon to claim the victory ahead of Wooder and King.
Tregurtha took the lead at the inside of Copse in the finale from polesitter Fagg – a move Wooder repeated on lap two to seize first place after rapidly rising from fourth on the grid.
The top two edged clear before a mid-race safety car intervened – which was needed while Greg Johnson’s car was recovered from the Copse gravel trap –and the pack closed up.
When the race restarted, Wooder raced clear and “controlled it out front” to take his second race win ahead of Tregurtha, who took the title as Middleton finished fifth, despite starting 18th, and King.
Wooder was in impressive form at Silverstone Tregurtha took another title for HHC squad