The KickStart Junior 1000 rally championship heads into November with the final 2 stages on back to back weekends.  The penultimate round travels to Lincolnshire on 20th November to the undulations of Cadwell race circuit.  All eyes will be on the title battle between Peter Bennett, Tom Lewellin, Josh McErlean & newly crowned “UK Young rally driver of the year” Tommi Meadows.  With a comfortable 38 point lead over Meadows in 2nd place, Bennett will be looking for another top result to increase his lead heading into the last round.


Everyone’s chasing Bennett

Young Tom Llewellin has been incredibly consistent this season and if it wasn’t for his engine cutting out last time out when he as in contention for the win, he would be closer to Bennett.  Josh McErlean added another rally win to his name in the previous round whilst Bennett opted to drop the round and try his hand at RallyX.  In order for the chasing pack to overturn Bennetts lead, they must not just finish in front of him, but win the remaining rallies.  No more mistakes or issues can be afforded for any of these drivers if they want the title.  Also still in with a great chance is Ewan Tindall, who currently sits in 10th place after missing the last 2 rounds.  Tindall is also contesting the Scottish Formula 1000 championship and won both rallies he entered almost securing the Scottish title.  With dropped scores taking taking effect, Ewan can quickly climb the leader board with a great result at Cadwell. Tom Rawlings has also been getting quicker and quicker as the season has developed, finishing in or around the podium places in the last 3 rounds.  A return to a race circuit will definitely suit the youngster who’s spent 1000’s of hours racing karts hunting down apex’s and braking points.

Last seasons winner Zak Hughes won’t be there to defend the trophy after the roll at Pembrey ended his 3 year spell in juniors earlier than planned.  Dan Curwen is back, but this time in his shiny new Peugeot 107 after cutting his teeth in his trusty Micra.  With the extra power under his right foot, he’ll be expecting to be higher up the time charts.


The Pre ’03 Trophy will once again be closely fought after Meadows claimed top Micra at Pembrey.  The likes of Alex Holliday, Jack Hartley, Alex Tentori and rookie Steve Jones will be looking for stage wins and their first trophy of the season.

A capacity entry of 17 juniors has been received by the organisers with Tom Delaney looking to make his second appearance of the season currently on the reserve list.  Here’s a full list of confirmed entree’s (on 10/11/16).

  • Peter Bennett
  • Tom Llewellin
  • Tommi Meadows
  • Ewan Tindall
  • Josh McErlean
  • Riley Banks
  • Tom Rawlings
  • Steven Jones
  • Alex Holliday
  • George Sheard
  • Eddie Lewis
  • James Hall
  • Adam Ripper
  • Lwi Price Edwards
  • Dan Curwen
  • Thomas Delaney (Reserve)

Full information & Regulations can be found HERE