Green’s win earns him a front row final start slot
After a scintillating start to the season that took him to the Superstar grade, Nigel Green has had a dip in form in recent weeks. He recaptured his early season form on Sunday to win the second World Championship semi final at Buxton.
It puts Green on the front row for the final at Coventry on September 3.
Frankie Wainman Jr led from the drop of the green flag with Lee Fairhurst quickly slotting into second. Behind them a firstturn melee eliminated Wainman’s son, Frankie Junior Jr, Paul Hines and Mark Gilbank. Green moved into third on lap three and the leading cars held positions until lap 16 when Green eased his way passed Fairhurst. Two laps later Green barged Wainman out of the top spot.
On the final turn, Fairhurst nudged Wainman wide but Wainman held onto second as the duo drag raced to the line.
Green said: “I made a decent start but I didn’t have the pace to stay with the leader at the start of the race. As the race went on my pace got better and I began to close in on the lead. I was happy with third, but I wasn’t going to sit behind them.”