NA­TIONAL HOT RODS DYNES DE­NIED AS HAIRD SCORES

Ip­swich

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when Dynes went for a big sweep around his out­side to pass the flag as the run­ner-up, but a penalty for con­tact put him back to fourth in the fi­nal re­sult.

Andy Lee got off the line first to lead the se­cond heat away but lost out to Danny Hunn at turn three, al­beit at the ex­pense of a black cross for the new leader.

God­frey was hunt­ing him down all the way though and did get in po­si­tion to ap­ply plenty of pres­sure as they left half dis­tance be­hind. As the laps dwin­dled, Dynes was able to catch up and ap­ply pres­sure of his own, forc­ing God­frey to de­fend rather than at­tack and al­low­ing the leader to pull clear once more.

God­frey im­me­di­ately turned his pole start for the fi­nal into the lead, but when Danny Hunn went spin­ning and in­volved sev­eral other cars, the yel­lows flew once more. Dynes had the lead by the time the cars stopped and, fol­low­ing some ini­tial con­fu­sion about when ex­actly he’d hit the front, was al­lowed to keep it for the restart.

With the race back un­der­way, Dynes was able to main­tain a small buf­fer over God­frey and Carl Waller-bar­rett. But the men to watch here were Haird and Maxwell, both men carv­ing through. Maxwell was al­ways that lit­tle bit be­hind Haird and didn’t seem to be get­ting luck with the back­mark­ers ei­ther. He was still within range when it all got very tight at the front, Dynes had his own back­marker prob­lems, which al­lowed God­frey, Waller-bar­rett and Haird to close right up.

God­frey was forced to de­fend once more though, let­ting Dynes slip away a lit­tle, while Haird went out­side CW-B to snatch third through turn two. Maxwell was just pre­par­ing to do the same when an­other, un­timely, cau­tion flag flew for Kym Weaver, whose bat­tered car had be­come stranded in the mid­dle of the track.

The hia­tus spoiled Maxwell’s charge (al­though he soon rel­e­gated Waller-bar­rett once they were back un­der the green flag) but did put Haird right in po­si­tion to get ahead of God­frey and at­tack Dynes’ lead with a vengeance. He didn’t quite make it past de­spite go­ing sideby-side out of the last bend, but Dynes’s sub­se­quent penalty gave Haird the win in any case, also pro­mot­ing Maxwell to se­cond spot.

Mikey God­frey (27) won the first heat ahead of Danny Hunn after a tight bat­tle Haird (115) chased Dynes hard and won the event after a post-race penalty for the win­ner

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