BRISCA F1 Speak gets closer to sign­ing off in big style in shootout se­ries

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

Or­gan­iser: Coven­try Rac­ing Club When: Starters: 69 October 1

In his fi­nal sea­son of rac­ing ( see story, right) Rob Speak is look­ing to add his sec­ond BRISCA F1 Na­tional Shootout ti­tle to his two BRISCA F1 World and Euro­pean ti­tles.

He is go­ing about it the right way. On Satur­day night at Coven­try, Speak chalked up his third con­sec­u­tive shootout fi­nal win, which gives him the lead in the se­ries by 26 points over Nigel Green.

Speak didn’t have it all his own way though. He failed to make it through to the fi­nal via his heat and had to rely on a sec­ond place fin­ish in the con­so­la­tion to se­cure his slot in the main event.

He pro­duced a blis­ter­ing drive to dom­i­nate the race. He said: “It’s only the sec­ond fi­nal win I have had at Coven­try. Win­ning here means a lot.

“You can’t lose time as there are too many good driv­ers out there and they are dif­fi­cult to catch. It’s good to score so many points as we are com­ing to the thick end of the points race.”

Speak’s evening t got bet­ter in the Grand Na­tional. Start­ing from a lap hand­i­cap, he pow­ered his way through the 36-car field to come home in third place.

Green, who is bet­ter known for his re­sults on Tar­mac, kept up the pur­suit of Speak by fol­low­ing him home in the fi­nal. “The shale car is show­ing some prom­ise and seems to be com­ing to­gether,” he re­ported.

Tom Har­ris, a mul­ti­ple cham­pion, com­pleted the podium places.

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