Dou­ble win for Har­ris pushes him to­wards the top

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - BRISCA F1 By Colin Casser­ley

Or­gan­iser: In­car­ace Where: Birm­ing­ham Wheels and Northamp­ton When: Oc­to­ber 15/16 Starters: 37/34

Go­ing into the week­end, Tom Har­ris lan­guished in 10th place in the shootout points table, but win­ning both fi­nals has cat­a­pulted him into third place in the stand­ings, 64 points be­hind leader Nigel Green.

With two rounds and over 150 points on of­fer, he has re­duced the odds on him re­cap­tur­ing the ti­tle he won back in 2012.

Har­ris made light work of the treach­er­ous track con­di­tions caused by per­sis­tent rain dur­ing the evening; he chalked up a heat and fi­nal dou­ble.

“I have been rac­ing in Amer­ica on clay tracks, and when they are wet it is very slip­pery, that helped me tonight where it felt very sim­i­lar,” said Har­ris.

The fol­low­ing day at Northamp­ton Har­ris didn’t have it so easy. Al­though he barged his way into the lead around the half­way point, a se­ries of yel­low flags bunched the field and he had Rob Speak clos­ing in on him at the end of the race.

Har­ris said: “I think I might have boiled the brake fluid, and on the last restart I hit the brake pedal but it didn’t slow me down as much as I thought. After that I knew the limit, but Speak was quicker than me at the end, he didn’t have enough laps left.” Re­sults Birm­ing­ham: 1 Tom Har­ris; 2 Dan John­son; 3 Matt Rogers; 4 Ash­ley Eng­land; 5 Michael Stew­ard; 6 Todd Jones; 7 Mick Sworder; 8 Rob Speak; 9 Shaun Web­ster; 10 Nigel Green. Northamp­ton: 1 Tom Har­ris; 2 Rob Speak; 3 Will Hunter; 4 Paul Hines; 5 Michael Scriven; 6 Neil Scriven; 7 Steve Whit­tle; 8 Ash­ley Eng­land; 9 Sean Wil­lis; 10 Mur­ray Jones.

Har­ris bounced back into form

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