Davies and Dee­gan are dou­ble Mini win­ners

Motor Sport News - - Racing Reports - Pho­tos: Steve Jones

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

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