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John White and Rob Walker shine at Trent Raceway

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

THE WHITE STUFF . . . John White notched up a brace of wins in the opening round at Trent Raceway to take an early lead in the Superstox section

THE WHITE STUFF . . . John White notched up a brace of wins in the opening round at Trent Raceway to take an early lead in the Superstox section

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JOHN White got his Superstox campaign off to a flyer with two victories and a second-place finish in the opening Trent Raceway meet.

White was up against fellow locals Rob Walker and Lee Fowell at the Needwood-based track.

Fowell led the opening race, with White and Walker in hot pursuit.

The order remained the same until the very last lap, when White took over to claim the race win.

For Walker the opening race ended in disaster after being spun out and he took no further part in the Superstox class.

White repeated his success in the second race. Fowell was fourth.

In the final run Fowell got his revenge, taking the chequered flag, but White still collected good championship points after finishing second.

At the start of the day Terry Wood was the first Uttoxeter driver in action in the Super Saloons category.

Wood drove well despite having a car spin out in front of him and won the first heat.

However, damage to his car meant his day’s racing was over before the second heat.

In the Novices A section Josh Wells gave a good account of himself. Wells was fifth in the first heat and fourth in the second.

He was involved in a crash in the final run and was unable to continue.

The Novice B class had four local drivers in action. Lexie Genders was the only one to gain points in the opening heat after finishing fifth.

Katie Thacker, Jacob White and Sam Barker all failed to finish. The Uttoxeter non-finishers increased from three to four in the next heat.

They all raced well in the final Novice B race. Genders finished a creditable fourth.

The Front Wheel Drive section featured six locals. Luke Durose was fifth in heat one.

The second heat saw Lee Walker charge through the field to finish fourth.

But the final run proved a disaster for all the locals, with none able to finish in the points.

Rob Walker is again the man to beat in the Rear Wheel Drive championship as he looks to make it five titles in a row.

Local competition arrived in the form of Charlie Thacker, making her debut after her exploits on the Ladies section last season.

Lance Wells, making his return after three years away from the track, was also in action.

In heat one all looked good for Wells and Walker, racing in first and second, before the former hit the armaco which ended his day’s racing.

Walker went on to take the chequered flag with Thacker claiming an excellent fifth.

The 16-year-old moved up a place in the next heat. Walker again was first over the line.

Walker completed a hat-trick of wins in the final race, with Thacker claiming another fourth-placed finish.

Drivers are back in action at Trent Raceway on Sunday. Gates open at noon.

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