Green lands a Tar­mac re­sult

BRISCA F1: Buxton Race­way and Northamp­ton Race­way

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casser­ley

Satur­day, Northamp­ton: Or­gan­iser: In­car­ace When: April 23 Starters: 23 Sun­day, Buxton Race­way: Or­gan­iser: Buxton Race­way When: April 24 Starters: 34

Nigel Green scored his third BRISCA F1 fi­nal win last Satur­day at Northamp­ton – but his first one on Tar­mac. Green, who was known for his prow­ess on Tar­mac in his F2 days, picked up his two pre­vi­ous wins on the shale at Belle Vue and Coven­try last sea­son.

Murray Jones opened up a lead of a few car lengths early on. Fur­ther back, Mat New­son had forced his way through the pack. Quickly, Jones’ lead was negated when the yel­lows were shown when Mickey Randell rolled his car. On the restart, Green barged New­son wide and a lap later grabbed the lead from Jones, which he kept for the re­main­der of the race.

“I got held up in traf­fic at the start and lost a bit of ground, but my tyres started com­ing good to­wards the end of the race and I was able to get into a rhythm which al­lowed me to open a bit of a lead over New­son. We have been work­ing on the set-up all sea­son and tonight was the first time it felt real good,” said Green.

Sec­ond placed New­son said af­ter­wards: “It’s good to get a podium place. I have been go­ing well all sea­son, but there are so many quick lower graders it is hard to catch them. I got a good start and passed Green early on, but when he nudged me wide I couldn’t get back on him quick enough and he was gone.”

On Sun­day at Buxton, Todd Jones led vir­tu­ally from start to fin­ish to record his first F1 fi­nal win in only his ninth meet­ing. Jones mas­tered the track, which had been left greasy from a rain shower shortly be­fore. “I had some bad luck last night at Northamp­ton, but this makes up for it,” he said. “That’s racing, a lot of highs and lows. I was lucky to be start­ing near the front and was able to keep it steady and stay out in front.”

Green and New­son rounded out the podium places.

Re­sult

Northamp­ton In­ter­na­tional Race­way: 1 Nigel Green; 2 Mat New­son; 3 Frankie Wain­man Jr; 4 Lee Fairhurst; 5 Tom Har­ris; 6 Danny Wain­man; 7 Ryan Har­ri­son; 8 Luke David­son; 9 Murray Jones; 10 Frankie Wain­man Jr Jr.

Buxton Race­way: 1 Todd Jones; 2 Nigel Green; 3 Mat New­son; 4 Daniel van Spi­jker; 5 Frankie Wain­man Jr; 6 Murray Jones; 7 Lee Fairhurst; 8 Bradley Har­ri­son; 9 Roger Bromi­ley; 10 Joff Gib­son.

Green took F1 fi­nal glory

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