Will Martin held off a last lap attack from James Hedley to win the delayed Ginetta Junior championship race at Croft.
The Richardson Racing driver snatched the race lead heading into the first corner, but pole sitter Headly and team-mate Casper Stevenson kept him under pressure. Stevenson followed Hedley past, making it a Richardson Racing 1-2 before an early safety car, brought out when Ben O’Hare ran into the barriers at the end of the opening lap.
The top three stayed together on the restart, with James Taylor soon joining them to make it a four way fight for the lead. Taylor briefly passed championship leader James Hedley for third, but the Elite Motorsport driver quickly regained the position before passing Stevenson in the closing stages of the race.
Hedley spent the final laps trying to find a way past Martin, but the Richardson Racing driver didn’t put a wheel wrong. Martin took his second win of the season, just 0.428s ahead of Hedley.
Stevenson held onto P3 ahead of Taylor, who fell away from the lead fight.
After a strong start to jump up to fifth, Gus Burton spent the race defending hard against Theo Edgerton and Zak O’Suillivan. The trio spent the race running nose to tail, but neither Edgerton nor O’Sullivan could find a way through. A mistake on the final lap dropped O’Sullivan back down the order, but Edgerton kept the pressure on Burton until the final lap.
Ethan Hawkey joined the fight for fifth in the closing stages of the race, moving up to seventh after O’Sullivan’s mistake.
O’Sullivcan took eighth, ahead of Ethan Brooks and Ben Kasperczak.
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|1||Will Martin||10||Richardson Racing||18m07.734s (10 Laps)|
|2||James Hedley||67||Elite Motorsport||+0.428s|
|3||Casper Stevenson||25||Richardson Racing||+1.008s|
|4||James Taylor||66||Richardson Racing||+5.044s|
|5||Gus Burton||57||Douglas Motorsport||+9.623s|
|6||Theo Edgerton||54||Total Control Racing||+9.875s|
|7||Ethan Hawkey||40||Total Control Racing||+10.281s|
|8||Zak O’Sullivan||51||Douglas Motorsport||+13.780s|
|9||Ethan Brooks||86||Total Control Racing||+19.191s|
|10||Ben Kasperczak||35||BK Racing||+21.248s|
|11||Freddie Tomlinson||62||Douglas Motorsport||+24.543s|
|12||Bailey Vosin||22||Douglas Motorsport||+25.205s|
|13||Lorcan Hanafin||23||Douglas Motorsport||+30.530s|
|14||Frankie Taylor||32||SVG Motorsport||+38.200s|
|15||Haytham Qarajouli||75||Total Control Racing||+41.576s|
|16||Will Rochford||11||Total Control Racing||+44.545s|
|17||Molly Dodd||47||Premiership Academy||+48.663s|
|18||Joel Pearson||29||Elite Motorsport||+1m31.982s|
|19||Tom Emson||27||Elite Motorsport||+1 Lap|
|20||Roman Bilinski||55||Alastair Rushford Motorsport||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Tom Ward||17||Elite Motorsport||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Josh Rattican||21||R Racing||+3 Laps|
|DNF||Harry Dyson||20||Premiership Academy||+3 Laps|
|DNF||Daniel Gale||68||Total Control Racing||+5 Laps|
|DNF||Ben O’Hare||95||Premiership Academy||+10 Laps|