Jack Rawles Racing
About Jack Rawles
Jack Rawles, the youngest son of Bill Rawles, has been around cars, motorsport and race tracks from the day he was born. Jack and his two older brothers, Ollie and Charlie, followed Bill around the UK circuits, watching, supporting and helping their Dad race his Big Healey in The Austin Healey and Classic and Sports Car Championships. It was probably inevitable that one of the three sons would follow in Bills racing footsteps.
Jack started racing go karts in 2011 at Hoddesdon Kart Club and completed just 8 races in Karting before deciding to make the move to cars. Having never raced a car before, Jack boldly took part in the 2012 Ginetta Junior Scholarship programme. This highly competitive,prestigious and coveted award provides the winner with a fully funded race series in The Ginetta Junior Championship. Unfortunately Jack narrowly missed out, on this top prize, coming runner up two years running.
Jack now had his sights seriously set on racing.
The Ginetta Junior Championship
The Ginetta Junior Championship is a one make series based in the United Kingdom which gives aspiring racing drivers aged between 14 and 17 the chance to take their first steps up the motor racing ladder.
In 2013, Jack took his first steps into car racing and with the help of Bill Rawles and The Bill Rawles Classic Cars team competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship. The series is a support race to The British Touring Car Championship, drawing large trackside support and live coverage on ITV4, with an estimated audience of 20 million. With no input from experienced, professional teams this first season was a huge learning curve for Jack and Bill. Overall this first year was a huge success, culminating with Jack being awarded, at the end of season prize giving, the ‘Spirit of The Championship’ cup, in recognition of his hard work, committment, determination and achievements so far.
The 2014 Ginetta Junior Championship, saw the biggest and most competitive grid since the series began in 2005. With the support of Tollbar Racing and sponsorship from Monsterwraps and Basingstoke Skip Hire and Southern Waste Management, Jack completed 10 rounds of the Championship and with no budget to enable extra practicing and coaching managed to finish 9th out of 24 competitors.
Jack competed in the last round of the Ginetta Junior Championship, at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in October 2014, ending his time in juniors on a good note with a 3rd and 4th position. Before selling his Ginetta G40 to William Tregurtha, who will compete in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship, Jack upgraded to a senior race licence and raced in The Walter Hayes All comers race, achieving a 3rd in class and The 6 hour Birkett Race as part of a four man team. In 2015 Jack has his sights set on gaining as much experience in motorsport as he possibly can. Jack is aiming to compete in a BMW M3 GTF in The GT Cup with Geoff Steel Racing, as well as already been invited to test drive an Ariel Atom and a chance for a guest drive in a round of The Atom Cup and to race his MGB GT in Classic and Sports Car Club Championship in the Swinging Sixties.