BRISCA F1 New­son’s F1 win, but it’s ad­van­tage to Green

King’s Lynn

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casser­ley Re­sult By Hal Ridge

Or­gan­iser: Track­star When: Oc­to­ber 22 Starters: 47

After a night of mixed for­tunes for most of the shootout driv­ers, Nigel Green ex­tended his lead in the series to 30 points. But with just over 100 points avail­able at the shootout fi­nale next Sun­day at Belle Vue, the ti­tle race is on.

Be­fore the meet­ing, Green knew it was go­ing to be a tough one as the rest of the driv­ers would be gun­ning for the series leader. That proved to be the case and Green failed to fin­ish his heat.

He bounced back by win­ning the con­so­la­tion and he backed that up by com­ing home third in the fi­nal.

“I was pushed from pil­lar to post in my heat,” ex­plained Green. “I had a lot of dam­age, but credit goes to my team who worked hard to get me back out. Third in the fi­nal was sort of dam­age lim­i­ta­tion. It means it all goes down to next week.”

In a bru­tal race, Matt New­son emerged vic­to­ri­ous in the fi­nal. It marked his eighth fi­nal win at the track but is not enough to keep him in ti­tle con­tention.

“It’s about time I had a win, but a lit­tle too late,” he said. “I had a dis­as­trous time last week­end, so I came here tonight not even think­ing about the points race. I just went out there to do my best and not try and think about how many points I was scor­ing, or what the oth­ers were do­ing.”

De­fend­ing cham­pion Dan John­son was se­cond in the fi­nal, and then added a win in the Grand Na­tional. Those points leave him 57 marks be­hind Green.

“I am not giv­ing up,” said John­son. “A third and a win is good, but I am just not claw­ing enough back on Green. He keeps on pick­ing up points while the rest of us seem to take each other out.”

“Al­though I am a paint sprayer by trade, I want to keep my sil­ver wing and not have to re­spray it red next year,” he joked.

New­son (16) fends off Green (445) Croft

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