John­son wins as Wain­man makes his mark in third

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casserley

Or­gan­iser: In­car­are When: April 16 Starters: 57

Dan John­son dom­i­nated the fi­nal at Birm­ing­ham Wheels last Satur­day night.

The de­fend­ing Na­tional Se­ries cham­pion sliced his way through the field and moved from his grid 26 start­ing spot to sec­ond place in just five laps.

He worked his way into the top spot two laps later and, dur­ing the re­main­ing 12 laps, he opened up an ad­van­tage of nearly four sec­onds over sec­ond­place man Craig Fin­nikin at the end.

Luke David­son moved past Frankie Wain­man Ju­nior Jr to claim the last podium place, with Wain­man hold­ing on for fourth place. Wain­man, 16, who is in his first full sea­son of BRISCA, backed up his strong fin­ish in the fi­nal by win­ning the Grand Na­tional, his first race win in BRISCA F1.

“I was pleased with how I went in the fi­nal, I was try­ing not to get too wide when they passed me and lose time as I wanted to get as many world cham­pi­onship qual­i­fy­ing points,” said Wain­man.

“I got away well and had a great bat­tle with Ge­orge El­well and Steve Whit­tle. Af­ter I passed them I tried not to let the pres­sure get to me, I was look­ing in the mir­ror the last few laps and I knew one mis­take and El­well would have got me.” Re­sult 1 Dan John­son; 2 Craig Fin­nikin; 3 Luke David­son; 4 Frankie Wain­man Ju­nior Jr; 5 Mat New­son; 6 Lee Fairhurst; 7 Frankie Wain­man Jr; 8 Stu­art Smith Jr; 9 Mickey Ran­dell; 10 Chris Cooke.

John­son took the Birm­ing­ham fi­nal win

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