James Hedley converted pole to victory in the second Ginetta Junior race of the weekend at Thruxton.
The Elite Motorsport driver made a strong start, but came under pressure from Zak O’Sullivan in the second half of the race.
The pair ran nose to tail but Hedley didn’t give O’Sullivan any opportunity for a move. Despite O’Sullivan practiceally touching Hedley’s bumper, the championship leader held on to take maximum points for race two at Thruxton.
Casper Stevenson enjoyed a quiet race to take third, his first podium finish of the year, ahead of Ethan Hawkey.
A number of drivers ran into trouble on Britain’s fastest race track. Lorcan Hanafin had been battling Gus Burton for fifth before spinning by himself. The Douglas Motorsport driver came to a stop on the grass, facing backwards, before rejoining down the order in P16.
He managed to make up a few positions before he and Ben O’Hare ran off a few laps later, and Hanafin took the chequered flay 16th.
Burton held on to fifth, ahead of Roman Bilinski, Tom Emson, and Josh Rattican.
Theo Edgerton and Joel Pearson rounded out the top 10
Championship contender James Taylor also enjoyed another difficult race. After a poor qualifying, the Richardson Racing driver started ninth and struggled to make up any positions on the opening lap. He fell even further back when he span after contact with Harry Dyson.
|1||James Hedley||67||Elite Motorsport||18m35/354 (12 Laps)|
|2||Zak O’Sullivan||51||Douglas Motorsport||+0.305s|
|3||Casper Stevenson||25||Richardson Racing||+4.982s|
|4||Ethan Hawkey||40||Total Control Racing||+6.948s|
|5||Gus Burton||57||Douglas Motorsport||+7.167s|
|7||Tom Emson||27||Elite Motorsport||+19.565s|
|8||Josh Rattican||21||R Racing/In2Racing||+20.494s|
|9||Theo Edgerton||54||Total Control Racing||+25.458s|
|10||Joel Pearson||29||Elite Motorsport||+25.916s|
|11||Harry Dyson||20||Premiership Academy||+26.147s|
|12||James Taylor||66||Richardson Racing||+39.209s|
|3||Haytham Qarajouli||75||Total Control Racing||+43.075s|
|14||Daniel Gale||68||Total Control Racing||+45.322s|
|16||Lorcan Hanafin||23||Douglas Motorsport||+52.951s|
|18||Ben O’Hare||95||Premiership Academy||+57.114s|
|19||Frankie Taylor||32||SVG Motorsport||+57.376s|
|20||Bailey Vosin||22||Douglas Motorsport||+57.651s|
|21||Will Rochford||11||Total Control Racing||+58.169s|
|22||Will Martin||10||Richardson Racing||+1 Lap|
|23||Molly Dodd||47||Premiership Academy||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Ben Kasperczak||35||In2Racing||+10 Laps|