Matt Neal left Oulton Park as the most successful driver with yet another win. After winning the opening race, he went on to grab the top of podium in the final race just in front of hard working Jason Plato’s MG6.
Dual victories made him to move up in the standings ahead of Plato and behind the leader Gordan Shedden. Another chaotic race unfolded in the beautiful circuit in Chesire. The winner of race two Shedden didn’t quite make it up in the final race – only to finish at fourth but he was at least quite consistent in spawning points.
Tom Onslow-Cole lead the early laps but his eBay Motors BMW was no match to the championship contenders but he did well enough to take third ahead of Gordan Shedden. All the three wins were by the dominating Yuasa Honda Racing Team Civic which would’ve changed if Plato’s MG6 didn’t have a component failure in round one.
Somehow with great driving skills Plato was able to make two podium finishes in his super fast MG. Lea Wood in his BINZ Racing Vauxhall Vectra enjoyed his best career finish by finishing fifth. The race was action packed right from the start with Adam Morgan and Will Bratt collided and span out on the downhill to Avenue section of the track.
This had made Jeff Smith to slowdown to avoid the debris. Andy Neate also span out owing to the incident and retired off the race later in the pit lane. Remarkably Morgan kept going without windscreen but on the penultimate lap made collision with Bratt again at the Island Bend hairpin to retire. Meanwhile, Bratt had a good debut weekend and finished the race in 11th.
Redstone Racing Ford Focus drivers engaged in accidents to brought out safety car period. Crash from Liam Griffin at the Druids Bend and Mat Jackson had collided with Daniel Welsch on entrance to Lodge corner. Andrew Jordan and Rob Collard’s tussle brought out second safety car period. There was an incident again with Ollie Jackson and Aron Smith at the Island bend damaging their cars in the process.
Gordan Shedden leads by five points from his team-mate Matt Neal and Jason Plato a further seven points adrift. Only five points separate the next three with Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson covering the top five.
We head all the way to Croft for the next race with everything left for the taking and since the pack is so close I just can’t wait for it to get going.
|1||1||Matt Neal||Honda Civic||18||—||1m28.126s|
|3||38||I||Tom Onslow-Cole||BMW 320si E90||18||+0.891s||1m27.878s|
|4||52||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic||18||+1.084s||1m28.497s|
|5||43||I||Lea Wood||Vauxhall Vectra||18||+3.150s||1m28.940s|
|6||8||I||Robert Collard||BMW 320si E90||18||+3.257s||1m28.711s|
|7||4||I||Mat Jackson||Ford Focus||18||+3.345s||1m28.501s|
|8||18||I||Nick Foster||BMW 320si E90||18||+3.781s||1m28.840s|
|9||11||I||Frank Wrathall||Toyota Avensis||18||+8.751s||1m29.551s|
|10||34||I||Tony Gilham||Honda Civic||18||+9.281s||1m29.200s|
|11||14||I||Will Bratt||Audi A4||18||+13.670s||1m30.228s|
|12||55||I||Jeff Smith||Honda Civic||18||+16.307s||1m29.978s|
|13||78||I||Chris James||Vauxhall Vectra||18||+16.443s||1m30.252s|
|14||50||I||Tony Hughes||Toyota Avensis||18||+18.991s||1m30.559s|
|15||48||I||Ollie Jackson||VW Golf MK5||17||+1 lap||1m30.425s|
|16||33||I||Adam Morgan||Toyota Avensis||16||+2 laps||1m29.755s|
|17||12||I||Daniel Welch||Proton Persona||15||+3 laps||1m29.737s|
|18||17||I||Dave Newsham||Vauxhall Vectra||10||+8 laps||1m30.482s|
|19||77||I||Andrew Jordan||Honda Civic||9||+9 laps||1m30.385s|
|20||5||I||Aron Smith||Ford Focus||9||+9 laps||1m30.243s|
|21||44||Andy Neate||MG6||5||+13 laps||1m29.506s|
|22||6||I||Liam Griffin||Ford Focus||2||+16 laps||1m29.785s|