Cansdale delighted to clinch first win in Fiesta Junior series

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Bury St Edmunds teen Scott Cansdale says it was ‘a great feeling’ to win his first race in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship on Sunday.

The 15-year-old was first to cross the chequered flag in the second of two races held at Rockingham at the weekend.

And after ending his wait for a maiden race win in the championship, which is for young drivers between the ages of 14-17, Cansdale is hoping more success will follow.

“It was a great feeling to win,” the King Edward VI School pupil said. “It was a really big confidence booster for me.

“The first two rounds of the season were pretty bad, we had engine problems, but we managed to find what the problems were.

“We had a couple of DNFs in the earlier rounds which put us down to 14th in the championship, but I’d like to get somewhere around the top six.

“I’ll need to keep it consistent and in the top five in the next rounds and I should get there.”

Cansdale picked up 58 points at the weekend towards the championship standings, with his victory in race two following a fourth-place finish in the opening race.

The Bury driver had originally finished in second place, behind race winner James Waite, but a 10 second penalty saw him drop back to fourth.

However, Cansdale bounced back in the next race and finished ahead of Waite to claim victory and his first race win in the championship.

Cansdale’s points haul from the weekend has moved him up to 10th in the standings at the halfway stage of the season, with the teen now only 23 points adrift of Gus Burton in sixth spot.

“I’m hoping to do all the rounds this year and then carry on next year as well,” Cansdale said. “I’d like to thank my sponsors and my mum and dad for all their help too.”

Cansdale returns to action next month for round five of the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship, which takes place at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk on July 15-16.

The season will then conclude with the final three rounds at Silverstone (August 19-20), Croft (September 16-17) and Donington Park (October 14-15).