LUKE SCRUBY'S JUNIOR CAR CHAMPIONSHIP JOURNEY - JANUARY - MAY 2022
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 12:27
Hello and welcome to our blog. This blog is going to follow Luke Scruby’s Junior car championship journey. We are at the start of this exciting journey of his, and we are going to be following and sharing his and others experiences of it as well.
CADD has become one of the sponsors for Luke. Just to give you a little bit of background, Luke’s grandad is John, and he is a trustee and media spokesperson for CADD and our sister charity SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death and injury). Luke has over the years been involved with supporting and helping His grandad in relation to CADD and volunteering for SCARD, he recently volunteered at our Oakleaf memorial service. Luke has completed some successful training at Jeakins Race Preparation and has just signed up with them to aid him in his assault on the 2022 Junior Saloon car championship. It is the largest every junior driver grid and is officially the most supported Junior Championship in the world
Jeakins Race Preparation is built on the foundation of a father and sons’ determination to succeed in motorsport. They are based in Cambridgeshire. Luke has much experience in karting and is now ready to take a step up . Luke is eligible for both the rookie and overall championship.
Please keep returning to this blog for updates on how Luke is progressing.
The first reveal of Luke’s car and the colours. We have included some photos and a short video of the car. It is exciting and starting to feel real for Luke!! Luke’s car is a race prepared Citroen Saxo VTR and this is a photo of Luke with his car.
We had some fantastic news………………. Luke has passed his theory and practical motor racing test on Tuesday 1st March 2022 at Mallory Park. He is now set to go racing, there is a team test day on Sunday 6th March at Cadwell Park and the next stop is Silverstone. Really exciting for Luke, his family and the team. We will keep this blog updated so that you are able to keep up with Luke and how he gets on in his races.
Luke has decided to change the colour scheme of his car and he has kept the colours and design to himself, but today is the reveal. The new livery on show at Cadwell. Can you see our CADD logo? The colour scheme is a nod towards his favourite football team, Sheffield United; (The red and white Wizzards)
Sunday 6th March 2022
Test day at Cadwell Park this video shows Luke as the 2nd car coming through, he is chasing a BMW down the back straight into a speed gun and it clocked at 119.6mph. (We as a charity do not agree with inappropriate and unsafe speed but this is in a safe environment with plenty of health and safety training, strict regulations and professional track marshalls)
Saturday 26th March 2022
Luke was at Silverstone today for his first race, he qualified in 24th out of 30 for race 1. He dropped to last after an awful start hampered him but finished a credible 25th having gained places in the 15-minute race. No damage to his car unlike some of the other racers. Well done, Luke!!
Race 2 saw his best ever finish in P15 after a fantastic battle.
Saturday 14th May 2022 – Snetterton Circuit, Norwich
“Race 1 saw me qualify 21st from 27 after a disappointing session where I just didn't get a clear run. Qualifying for race 2 was worse with a 24th out of 26.Race one saw me finish a creditable 17th after a real old battle, and I was buzzing for race two on Sunday.”
The Juniors were left waiting for the conclusion of a three-hour endurance race before taking to the track and Luke quickly made his way through the pack as some of the other guys struggled with the damp conditions after a scorching previous day, (The in-car computer showed 47.5 degrees heat inside at the conclusion!)
“I made my way to 13th and was realistically looking at a top ten finish before disaster struck and I was rammed from behind by another car. The collision disconnected my fuel lines and damaged the steering leaving me unable to finish”.
Luke was, as you can imagine, gutted, but his team and fellow drivers, two of whom were brand new recruits to the team, rallied round and picked his spirits up a little. The four drivers have quickly bonded and are becoming a bit of a formidable force, and now have a team motto; "MAKE IT HAPPEN".
Junior saloon car championship Jeakins team left to right. Travis Chapman, Jonny Moore, Luke Scruby and Oskar Dix.
Enjoying some down time, race assessment and team bonding.
Silverstone beckons once again next month for round 4 of the season.