Green picks up the fi­nal tro­phy ac­co­lade in last out­ing of the 2016 sea­son

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casser­ley

Or­gan­iser: BRISCA When: Novem­ber 12 Starters: 65

Nigel Green came close to win­ning the Na­tional Series in his first full year in BRISCA F1 but he was nar­rowly beaten into sec­ond place by Rob Speak.

How­ever Green fin­ished the sea­son off by win­ning his third fi­nal of the year and vowed to come back even stronger next year.

Pete Bartrum, Court­ney Witts and Harry Stew­ard bat­tled for the early lead be­fore Ash­ley Eng­land moved ahead. Fur­ther back in the pack, Green was mak­ing his move and, af­ter a cou­ple of yel­low flags bunched the field up, he barged his way into a racewin­ning lead with just un­der five laps re­main­ing. Eng­land held on for sec­ond with Lee Fairhurst cling­ing third in the clos­ing stages.

“This might be the last time I use this car,” said Green. “I am plan­ning on build­ing a new car for Tar­mac next sea­son. I have a few ideas I would like to try out.

“I don’t think I would have caught Eng­land if the yel­lows flag had not come out. They worked in my favour. I came along tonight to sup­port this race that is in the mem­ory of the late Dave Leonard. I heard so much about the work he did, es­pe­cially for the younger driv­ers and, with the Un­der 25s event at this meet­ing too, I wanted to race in his mem­ory.” Re­sult 1 Nigel Green; 2 Ash­ley Eng­land; 3 Lee Fairhurst; 4 Frankie Wain­man Jr; 5 Neil Hooper; 6 Danny Wain­man; 7 Bradley Har­ri­son; 8 Scott Davids; 9 Mick Sworder; 10 Richard Howarth.

Green was helped by yel­low flags

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