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