FRODSHAM’S Jamie Jardine wants to be among the movers and shakers when Oulton Park stages the opening rounds of the British Formula Ford Championship.
The series has been a launchpad for dozens of top-flight Formula 1 drivers over the last 40 years.
Jardine will be on the starting grid on Easter Monday and is hoping home advantage can aid his cause.
The 21-year-old has signed for double championship-winning team Comtec Racing.
His maiden outing in his new Comtec saw him “shaking down” the car at Oulton to boost his chances of being in the shake-up for top places.
“I am only bedding it in, and bedding myself into the car, but I can tell that it is an awesome bit of kit – well capable of winning races,” said Jardine, who is backed by haulage firm Helsby and Longden.
Chester’s Andy Meyrick will be in action at Oulton Park this weekend, racing in the British F3 Championship.
British F3 is divided into two classes, international and national, and Meyrick, 22, is one of 2008’s national competition front runners. The meeting starts tomorrow and runs until Monday.