Harry King unable to find a Snetterton repeat

Tom Wood in the Elite Motorsport Ginetta Junior. Photo: Edd Hartley

Tom Wood in the Elite Motorsport Ginetta Junior. Photo: Edd Hartley - Credit: Archant

Off the back of his best Ginetta Junior result of the season at Snetterton, Harry King wasn't able to continue the theme at Knockhill for the Shipdham-based Elite Motorsport.

However, it was his team-mate Tom Wood who secured his first podium place of the season at the tight and twisty Scottish track.

Rookie racer King was awarded victory in the second of two races at Snetterton after on-the-road-winner Daniel Harper was penalised for an on-track incident, leaving the local driver to celebrate his maiden victory.

The tight Scottish track is in stark contrast to the wide expanses and long straights at Snetterton, with King unable to repeat his qualifying performance of third on his home circuit, instead having to start race one from a lowly 19th place just behind Wood.

Wood made the better start in the opening encounter and made up places while King went backwards. However, they ended up finishing in 13th and 14th places overall, and fourth and fifth in the Rookie class. In race two Wood jumped from 11th to seventh mid race and went on to take sixth place before a last-lap pass on the experienced William Tregurtha to snatch a well-deserved fifth overall, his best result of the season, and third in the Rookie category.

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However, Wood's move on Tregurtha paid further dividends as a raft of race penalties would see him promoted to the lower step of the rostrum for the first time in his career. But King's miserable weekend continued, trailing in 17th and last place but still collecting eighth-place points in the Rookie series.

Race three saw Wood mix it again with the leading runners until trying to wrestle third place back from Geri Nicosia in the closing stages spinning him down to finish 15th, two behind King.

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