Davies and Deegan are double Mini winners
Ashley Davies and Shayne Deegan took double victories in the Mini Se7en and Mini Miglia contests at Cadwell Park.
Poleman Charlie Budd led the fast-starting Spencer Wanstall in the Se7en opener but, after a caution period, found the run out of Mansfield his Achilles heel. He lost places there to Wanstall, Davies and Andrew Deviny in successive laps, but then an incident climbing the Mountain ruled out Wanstall and Deviny.
Budd emerged back in front, but Davies was ahead by the time the safety car was deployed. Graeme Davis picked through the broken cars to take third.
Deviny got sideways exiting Charlies on the first lap of Sunday’s contest, allowing Budd and Davies through by Park. Davies capitalised on the tow along Park Straight on lap two to take a lead he would not relinquish, with Deviny driving around Budd for second at Park two laps later. From the back of the grid, Lewis Selby and Max Hunter climbed to fourth and fifth.
Double Stock Hatch champion Deegan amassed an enormous Miglia lead after a clash at Park delayed Bill Sollis and Kane Astin. “I looked in my mirrors and saw them spinning off,” he said. While Astin had to pit, Sollis was able to charge back from outside the top 10. Aided by Colin Peacock’s grassy excursion, he was able to claim third on the final lap after demoting Sam Summerhayes at Gooseneck. Ahead, Aaron Smith was a distant second to Deegan.
Astin kept Deegan honest in a tougher race two. After a sluggish start, Sollis bounced back, claiming fastest lap as he grabbed Astin’s coat-tails by the end.
Deegan profited from Astin and Sollis’ crash