By robcox, Apr 29 2017 05:33PM
Clouds filled the sky as Matthew Wilson lined up on pole position for race two with Team Hard new comer Chris Milford for company alongside. Lights out, and the grid darted into turn one, a fantastic start by Paul Taylor saw him trailing the leading car of Chris Milford into the Deene hairpin. Milford missed his braking running wide off the track almost colliding with the tyres on the outside of the corner. A fast charging Tim Docker having started the race from sixteenth had made an impressive eight places before the end of lap one.
Taylor led with Dole close behind entering the second lap, Ben Wallace was lingering not far behind in third setting the fastest opening lap. Nick Beaumont close behind Ben sitting in fourth position had series new comer Kyle Owen-Bradshaw behind who had also made a terrific start gaining three positions.
Heading onto lap four Wallace was looking fast out of the chicane, cutting to the inside along the straight car 88 was able to pull past Dole into the banked first corner snatching second place before quickly getting on terms with leader Paul Taylor. The top three bunch together, Dole not settling for third position took a wide line into Tarzan getting alongside Wallace, who in turn pressured Taylor heading to the Brooke Chicane. A small lock up from Taylor saw him dart to the grass, backing up Wallace in the process. Dole capitalising on the situation undercut them both to take the lead onto the straight, with Wallace managing to recover his second position.
The battle was far from over as a lap later saw Wallace try a move around the outside of Dole for the race lead, but not having the run to pull it off. Dole led the field onto lap 9, the top three all brawling for the podium positions. Taylor closing in saw Wallace take to the grass in a similar fashion to car 1 a few laps prior, demoting him to fourth. The time ticked down as the cars enter the final lap. Wallace began applying pressure to the back end of Beaumont, forcing Nick to defend into the Chicane.
Coming onto the straight Wallace used the momentum to pull alongside edging across the line by a nose to claim the final step on the podium. The chequered dropped with Kenan Dole taking the victory and Paul Taylor sealing the deal in second place. Martyn Culley had a faultless race bringing home his second Class win of the Day.
“Everyone was struggling for grip out there, I knew that if I let the front two fight, and didn’t use up my tyres, that later on in the race I could attack. Taylor ran wide and I was able to pounce and snatch the lead, I defended hard from Ben behind but just did enough to secure the win, I must say a huge thank you to Team Hard, the car ran faultlessly” Commented Class A race winner Kenan Dole.
“It was a relatively easy race, I got a cracking start, pulled a gap from my Dad, allowed the Class A cars go and just cruised, I didn’t need to push and just maintained the gap and brought it home. Its been a prefect weekend for us with two first and second finishes for Goblin Racing” Commented Class B winner Martyn Culley