MOTORSPORT: TARVIN student Mark Jones has made a flying start to his motor racing career.
He finished first and second in his class in the Opal Telecom NW Formula Ford 1600 Championship in back-to-back races at the Anglesey circuit on Sunday, also collecting the driver-ofthe-day award.
It was an amazing achievement in only his second competitive event in the series and having just one test session at the circuit in the wet.
He had previously finished second in class at Oulton Park last month as he made the leap from karting to motor racing.
Jones, 20, is a student at NEWI, Wrexham, where he is studying for a degree in performance car technology, hoping to make a career in motor sport.
He races for the NEWI Racing Team in conjunction with Jones The Race Racing Services, of Wrexham, managed by David Singe Jones.
The team principal Hastings McK-enzie said: 'Mark put in an inspiring performance which impressed the team and race organisers. We hope to build on this and look forward to more success.'
Said Jones, a former national karting champion who began karting with Tarporley High School at the age of 11: 'I'm really pleased with the results at Oulton Park and Anglesey and grateful to NEWI for the opportunity to compete in the NW FF1600 Championship.
'I wouldn't have achieved these results without the hard work put in by the team, together with advice and help from my team-mate Karl Leatherb-arrow.'
Although excited by the results, he still needs sponsorship to continue racing through the summer. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, either for a single race or the season, should phone him on 01829 741618 or 01829 740549.