The front row for race two looked more than a little tasty after race one.
Keen’s fastest lap from the Pro qualifying session landed him pole, just ahead of title rival Adam, who felt he messed up his new tyre run. With the Lamborghini having to serve 10s extra in the pits, surely TF would regain the advantage… surely? No.
An uncharacteristic pit stop error sapped any time advantage TF had, and meant Johnston and Adam had no chance to overhaul the Lambo, compounding their weekend and enhancing Barwell’s.
Keen led away but always had Adam within a second of his bumper. The pair pitted together, with TF confident they could jump ahead, which was when the unexpected happened.
“As I got out of the car and Derek jumped in the left shoulder strap fell off him and got stuck at the back of the seat,” rued Adam. “We lost loads of time having to pull him forward to retrieve it. It’s one of the unluckiest things and happened at the worst time.”
TF’S delay meant they could only watch as Minshaw rumbled past before the Aston could be released from its box, and to compound things even more Lee Mowle snuck out behind him, holding the Aston longer in its box.
Johnston rejoined in third and pushed like mad to try and reel in Minshaw.