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Danny Win­stan­ley made a vic­to­ri­ous re­turn to the Cater­ham Su­perlight R300-S cham­pi­onship fol­low­ing a car re­build, help­ing him­self to a brace of hard-earned wins ahead of pre-oul­ton cham­pi­onship leader Aaron Head.

Head, the 2014 Su­perlight R300 cham­pion, might have taken seven vic­to­ries from the eight open­ing R300-S races this sea­son, but the Colch­ester-based driver made a poor start from third on the grid in the first part of the dou­ble header. Win­stan­ley swept into an early lead while Head started his re­cov­ery drive, climb­ing to sec­ond place. De­spite ap­ply­ing in­tense pres­sure, Head had to set­tle for sec­ond place, with Jack Sales com­plet­ing the podium.

The sec­ond con­test had to be red­flagged fol­low­ing offs at Druids for Justin Arm­strong and Paul Thacker. Fol­low­ing the restart Win­stan­ley could never re­lax as he was pur­sued by Sales and then Head, but held on for his dou­ble.

In the open­ing Cater­ham Track­sport en­counter pole­man Daniel Brem­ner sprinted ahead, but cham­pi­onship front­man An­thony Barnes got the bet­ter of him on the sec­ond tour with Alistair Calvert a close third. Brem­ner was soon out front again though and fol­low­ing Calvert’s re­tire­ment he led Barnes to the che­quered flag, the win­ning mar­gin just 0.074s. Barry Moore fin­ished third, more than half a minute adrift of the lead­ing duo.

Next time out Brem­ner and Barnes again took turns in the lead, but the for­mer’s race came to an abrupt end with a trip through the gravel and into the tyres at Knicker­brook. Brem­ner emerged un­scathed, but had to watch new leader Barnes on his way to the spoils.

The cur­rent Cater­ham Su­pers­port field, many of who have raced to­gether since their Academy days, put on two su­perb dis­plays of clean and close rac­ing. Both events fea­tured mul­ti­ple lead­ers, but Jack Brown hit the front in the clos­ing stages first time out and just held off Henry Heaton, Wil­liam Smith and An­dres Sin­clair at the che­quered flag. Later, Smith took the head of the charg­ing field and held on for vic­tory, leav­ing Ben Tuck to edge sec­ond place from Sin­clair by a mere 0.001s!

Daniel Quin­tero emerged as a dou­ble Cater­ham Road­sport win­ner. The story of the open­ing event was the fine scrap for the spoils be­tween pole­man Quin­tero, Wil­liam Lloyd and cham­pi­onship leader Russ Oli­vant. Quin­tero drove a com­posed race to take the lau­rels, leav­ing Lloyd as run­ner-up af­ter Oli­vant had lost sec­ond place at Cas­cades on the penul­ti­mate lap. Come the start of the sec­ond con­test Oli­vant made a bril­liant get­away from the sec­ond row to lead into Old Hall for the first time. How­ever, Quin­tero got the bet­ter of him early on, and re­mained in front.

Peter Spencer con­sol­i­dated his Cater­ham Academy Green Group cham­pi­onship ad­van­tage with a clear-cut vic­tory af­ter turn­ing his P2 start­ing po­si­tion into an early lead, which he then main­tained. Be­hind Pete Wal­ters, Steven Tozer and Tom John had their own fine bat­tle for the sup­port­ing places. In the sub­se­quent White Group en­counter Jay Mccor­mack was the win­ner, al­though he was kept hon­est by the chas­ing Ben Gil­lias. Spencer Wright com­pleted the podium.

Win­stan­ley won on his re­turn

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