Josh Rattican avoided the drama to pick up his second Ginetta Junior victory of the season after team-mate Bailey Voisin was wiped out of the race in a multi-car accident.
The second race of the weekend at Thruxton was red flagged just after the midpoint as the multi-car pile up left debris strewn across the track.
Freddie Tomlinson had picked up the race lead off the line, ahead of pole sitter Tom Lebbon, Tom Edgar, Zak Taylor and Rattican.
Voisin, who started third, dropped backwards but was trying to make his way back up through the order when he collided with William Rochford and Rowan Vincent, severely damaging the front of his R Racing run car.
Lebbon had reclaimed the race lead just before the safety car was brought out after Freddie Tomlinson was forced wide and dropped down the order.
The field ran behind the safety car for a lap before the red flag was brought out and the remaining 14 cars lined up on the grid.
Rattican, who started second on the restart, got a good start to take the led from Lebbon and immediately pulled away from the rest of the field. Lebbon initially came under pressure from Joel Pearson, Edgar and Miller, but was eventually able to shake th tio and began to catch Rattican.
Though he set the fastest lap of the race, Lebbon couldn’t close the gap to Rattican and had to settle for second. It was enough to secure the championship lead, putting himself 24 points ahead of Voisin.
Miller won the battle for third, taking his first podium of the season with a comfortable gap back to fourth.
Edgar just edged out Tomlinson to take fourth, while the battling William Vincent and Tommy Pintos took sixth and seventh.
Sebastian Hopkins, Joel Pearson, and Aston Millar completed the top 10.
Full results to follow
Image courtesy of Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography.
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