AND THE WINNERS ARE... THREE DIFFERENT WINNERS AS OSS RACES THRILL
ROCKINGHAM: BRSCC BY PETER SCHERER As in the opening rounds at Silverstone, there were three different winners in the OSS races, with Duncan Williams’ Juno, Graham Cole’s Jade and Joe Stables’ Radical PR6 sharing the spoils.
Poleman Williams led race one from the start, with Mike Jenvey’s Jenvey Gunn in second from lap three as Cole began to lose ground on old tyres. Gradually Jenvey reeled in Williams and had the lead on lap 10, only to outbrake himself a lap later. “I was right with him through the last chicane though,” he said after coming home second.
Stables consolidated third as Cole continued to lose ground, with Josh Smith’s Radical PR6 and Craig Mitchell’s Ligier JS49 completing the top six.
It was a lights-to-flag win for Cole in race two, though, as Smith and Stables’ duel for second allowed Jenvey to join them. Smith had challenged Cole’s lead on lap six, but fell back as he was forced to defend from Stables. But Jenvey outbraked both of his rivals into Deene with four laps remaining, while Smith spun on the exit and left Stables a clear third.
“I forgot Graham was there,” said Jenvey when he suddenly saw leader Cole. But time ran out before he could challenge the leader. Mitchell secured fourth after Smith’s spin.
Cole failed to start the finale when the cambelt broke in the pitlane, which left Jenvey to grab the early advantage over Smith, Stables and Mitchell. As the rain fell Smith led into Deene on the third lap with Stables following at the Brook Esses before Jenvey regained a place at Deene a lap later.
Stables not only retook Jenvey but was all over Smith and led out of Tarzan with a lap to go. Smith had to settle for second from Jenvey.