Mini star Wake­field joins Ex­celr8 for JCWS

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Mini Chal­lenge re­turnee Mark Wake­field is aim­ing for a cham­pi­onship top three this season af­ter join­ing Ex­celr8 Mo­tor­sport for his sec­ond season in the JCW Class.

Wake­field, 19 from Cheshire, has tra­di­tion­ally al­ways run his race cars through his fam­ily Wake­field Mo­tor­sport team. He fin­ished third over­all in the Cooper Class in 2015 be­fore grad­u­at­ing into the JCW divi­sion last season.

He is the third driver signed to Ex­celr8, fol­low­ing Sunoco Chal­lenge win­ner Max Bladon and Reece Barr.

“This is a big year as I’ve never run with a pro­fes­sional team be­fore, so it opens up a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties for me,” said Wake­field. “We al­ways had a tiny bud­get, so could only ever do one day’s test­ing be­fore each round so each track we went to last year we ran the same set-up. Through cor­ners like Co­ram at Snet­ter­ton my car would be trying to spit me off con­stantly, but with Ex­celr8’s set-up I’ve found I can push much harder. I want to be in the top three in the points this season.”

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