AND THE WINNERS ARE... BURGESS WIN AIDS TITLE CHALLENGE
ROCKINGHAM: MSVR BY IAN SOWMAN The Radical Challenge provided three different winners at Rockingham, but solid finishes for Steve Burgess aided his championship cause as rival Jack Lang’s weekend fell apart.
Burgess blasted into the lead from the second row, but Brian Caudwell was persistent in his attempts to get through. His repeated brake-locking proved his undoing and he ended up in the Tarzan gravel on lap eight. Lang was rewarded for biding his time with second in what would be his only finish.
For race two, Bradley Smith took over the car Evgeny Klyucharev had taken to 19th and romped home in a race truncated after Burgess and Tony Wells made contact at Yentwood, leaving Wells beached. Earlier, Caudwell had spun out at Short Link after contact with Joe Stables, bringing out the safety car. Burgess and Stables survived their brushes to record their second podium finishes.
The Klyucharev/smith SR3 was on pole for the double-length race, but was eliminated when the Russian collided