Wain­man goes from the back to the front of the pack

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casser­ley Re­sults

Or­gan­iser: Skeg­ness Sta­dium When: June 11 Where: Skeg­ness Sta­dium Starters: 51

Frankie Wain­man Jr claimed his eighth Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship ti­tle on Satur­day at Skeg­ness in a hard fought race that fea­tured him claw­ing back from an early race in­ci­dent to claim an emo­tional win.

Ear­lier at the same meet­ing Wain­man had seen his daugh­ter Phoebe win the Bri­tish ti­tle in the V8 Hot­stox class.

Pole­sit­ter Stu­art Shevil lost the early lead to Mat New­son. Be­hind them sev­eral cars tan­gled in­clud­ing Wain­man Jr ,who dropped back to 20th place. New­son was then shoved wide by Ryan Harrison who took con­trol of the race un­til just af­ter the half­way point when Lee Fairhurst mus­cled his way into the front.

On the fol­low­ing lap Fairhurst and Harrison slammed the wall bring­ing out a yel­low flag. On the en­su­ing restart New­son re­gained the lead briefly be­fore Danny Wain­man barged into the lead, only to lose it to his brother Frankie Jr with just over three laps re­main­ing.

“What a race, what a night,” said Frankie Wain­man. “The car was good all night, so when I lost a lot of places early on I thought I could get back near the front. The car was awe­some to­wards the end, the stop­pages helped me be­cause there were a lot of good cars in front of me, but my tyres came good at the end.”

Brother Danny ex­plained: “I don’t know how I fin­ished. I got a lot of dam­age early on and I just kept go­ing as best I could. When Frankie nudged me wide I went off the rac­ing line into the wet out­side line and couldn’t get back on him.”

Third place man New­son had mixed emo­tions. “I don’t know if I should be happy or dis­ap­pointed with third,” said New­son. “I got the lead on lap one only to be fenced by the pack and pick up bad dam­age on the car. For the rest of the race the car was hor­ren­dous.”

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