AND THE WINNERS ARE... SUTTON AND ZANETTI TAKE JUNIOR SALOON WINS
OULTON PARK: BARC BY PETER SCHERER George Sutton and Matteo Zanetti shared the victory spoils in two action-packed Junior Saloons races.
Polesitter Edward Moore led race one away but Sutton had gained the upperhand by the end of the first lap. Although Moore went back ahead into Knickerbrook, the pressure told as they arrived at Island for the third time.
“Once I was ahead I just put my head down and got away,” said Sutton as he eased to a 2.8s victory.
Moore was soon under pressure for second too, as Zanetti closed in and their duel brought Oliver Willmott into contention. But it was Zanetti that lost out as Willmott maximised his opportunity to secure second as Moore was wide again at Island on lap seven.
Zanetti came back to snatch third as they started the penultimate lap, leaving Moore to take fourth from Adam Batty and Ethan Hammerton.
Moore managed to retain the opening lap lead in race two after Sutton had muscled his way past Zanetti at Old Hall on the opening lap. But by the end of lap three it had become a four-car lead train. Sutton soon hit the front from Moore, Zanetti and Batty.
Having seen off Moore a couple of laps later, Zanetti had the lead into Old Hall as they started lap six and that left the rest to fight for second. Moore regained second and just held on despite Sutton’s continuous presence, while Batty, Charlie Kennedy and Willmott completed the top six.
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