Ollie Chadwick was able to build on his lead in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, with two wins out of three.
Starting from pole for the first race, Chadwick and Jonny Hadfield soon pulled clear as Ryan Hadfield, Matt Palmer and Matt Chapman disputed third. Chapman finally claimed the place from lap six, with Ryan Hadfield and Jack Minshaw nose to tail in fourth leaving Palmer to complete the top six.
With three cars off at Old Hall on the first lap of race two, the safety car was called into action and stayed out for the duration. Chadwick had done enough on the one racing lap to take his second win, from Ryan and Jonny Hadfield, as Matts Chapman, Palmer and Flowers rounding off the top six.
Matt Chapman took his first win in the finale, after easing past Ian Robinson into Old Hall on lap two. “The cars behind me were fighting and helped me pull away, fantastic,” he said. Jonny Hadfield worked through the reverse grid to secure second early on, with Chadwick closing in from third as they took the flag. Ryan Hadfield, Robinson and Palmer completed the top six.
Kevin Bird and Charles HydeAndrews-bird comfortably won the Intermarque/aston Martin GT Challenge in their BMW M3 GT4, having taken charge during the second half to head home Tom Black’s Aston Martin GT4.
The TVR Griffith of Peter and Nathan Dod inflicted a defeat on Mark Halstead/stuart Mcpherson’s Lotus Elan in the Innes Ireland Cup/50s Sports Cars, both over a minute up in third placed Paul Woolley’s Cooper.
Joe Spencer took his Stuart Taylor Locosaki to a third winning double in the Northern Saloons & Sports. Paul Brydon’s BMW M3 led the pursuit in both races, losing out to Andrew Morrison’s SEAT Leon on lap six in the first race, but successfully keeping his rival at bay at the second time of asking, following a multiple start-line shunt.
Tom Witts took his first VW Racing Cup win in the first of the weekend’s triple header. Phil House’s Scirocco led from pole but Witts’ Golf was alongside into Old Hall after a couple of early swaps. Witts hit the front again on the second lap and survived a two-lap safety car interlude to win, but after House lost second to Rudd, he began to lose ground before a hub failed and he went off at Lodge. Bobby Thompson came through to complete the podium, from Kenan Dole, Jack Walker-tully and Paul Ivens.
Walker-tully started from pole in race two and initially led a five-car lead train. Witts finally got by into Knickerbrook on lap six to secure his second win, as the erstwhile leader went wide and fell well back.
Dole kept the pressure on from a closing second, with Bobby Thompson, Rudd, House and Ivens rounding off the top six.
Witts made a good start in race three but House was soon pushing for the lead as Kieran Gordon looked on. House got through on the inside of Lodge to lead from lap three and having had his lead wiped out by the safety car, eased clear again from the green flag.
Witts held off Gordon to retain second, with Bobby and Cameron Thompson and Damani Marcano the top six after Dole spun out at Cascades.
Alaric Gordon’s Carbir won the Sports 2000 Enduro, having hauled in the fast starting MCR of Michael Gibbins before half distance.