James Hedley claimed a dominant victory to round out the second round of the Ginetta Junior championship at Brands Hatch.
The championship leader shot past James Taylor off the line and set about building a strong advantage to the rest of the field.
As Taylor, Theo Edgerton, Gus Burton and Zak O’Sullivan battled for second, Hedley stormed away at the front of the order to finish more than 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
His second win of the weekend – his first on track – puts him more than 40 points ahead of Taylor in second.
Burton took second as Edgerton span, collecting a number of drivers and sending others swerving to avoid him. It gave the Douglas Motorsport driver some breathing room as Taylor and O’Sullivan resumed the battle for the final podium position, but the two soon decided to work together and close the gap to second.
By the closing stages of the race, the three were running side by side, allowing Hedley to extend his advantage. Taylor passed for second on the penultimate lap, only for O’Sullivan to retake the position the following lap, pipping him to second by 0.126s.
Lorcan Hanafin, who ran wide in the opening laps and dropped down the order, recovered to take third from Burton on the final lap.
Ethan Hawkey took sixth, ahead of Will Martin and Roman Bilinski, though a five second time penalty for exceeding track limits dropped the In2Racing driver down the order.
Daniel Gale also finished inside the top 10, but dropped down the order with two time penalties for exceeding track limits, and was classified P14.
Tom Emson inherited eighth, ahead of Casper Stevenson and Roman Bilinski.
|1||James Hedley||67||Elite Motorsport||17m07.544|
|2||Zak O’Sullivan||51||Douglas Motorsport||+20.305s|
|3||James Taylor||66||Richardson Racing||+20.431s|
|4||Lorcan Hanafin||23||Douglas Motorsport||+21.842s|
|5||Gus Burton||57||Douglas Motorsport||+22.231s|
|6||Ethan Hawkey||40||Total Control Racing||+26.227s|
|7||Will Martin||10||Richardson Racing||+27.041s|
|8||Tom Emson||27||Elite Motorsport||+30.718s|
|9||Casper Stevenson||25||Richardson Racing||+31.847s|
|11||Joel Pearson||29||Elite Motorsport||+33.483s|
|12||Harry Dyson||20||Premiership Academy||+35.874s|
|13||Frankie Taylor||32||SVG Motorsport||+36.946s|
|14||Daniel Gale||68||Total Control Racing||+42.634s|
|15||Josh Rattican||21||R Racing/In2Racing||+47.131s|
|16||Bailey Vosin||22||Douglas Motorsport||+47.393s|
|17||Charlie McLeod||37||Premiership Academy||+47.620s|
|19||Molly Dodd||47||Premiership Academy||+1m03.209s|
|20||Haytham Qarajouli||75||Total Control Racing||+1m28.330s|
|DNF||Ethan Brooks||86||Total Control Racing||+2 Laps|
|DNF||Ben Kasperczak||35||In2Racing||+2 Laps|
|DNF||Will Rochford||11||Total Control Racing||+4 Laps|
|DNF||Ben O’Hare||95||Premiership Academy||+6 Laps|
|DNF||Theo Edgerton||54||Total Control Racing||+8 Laps|