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WETHERICK WINS NATIONAL JUNIOR AUTOGRASS CHAMPIONSHIP


14-year-old Reece Wetherick, from Totland, beat 75 other drivers to become the 2019 Junior Special National Champion on Sunday.

The autograss event took place at Bearley Raceway, near Yeovil in Somerset.

2 heat wins and a 4th place took him into the quarter-finals where a 2nd in that race, and again in the semi-final, secured his place in the final 8.

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It all came down to the final and Reece got off to a great start, leading from the outset. Following a fast-paced 8-lap race it was Reece that crossed the line first to take the top step on the podium.

Autograss is a non-contact motorsport, taking place on unsealed surface oval race tracks. Junior specials are a limited class of 1200cc engines in an open-wheeled frame, driven by 12 to 16-year-olds.

The National Autograss Championship is the premier event within the sport and is attended by the top drivers from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Reece is also currently leading his club championship and is third in the UK championships.

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