Josh Rowledge makes it two from two in the 2021 Ginetta Junior Winter Series.
The pole sitter held off an early attack to retain the race lead. From there he spent most of the race clear of the rest of the field and finished 1.880s ahead of Liam McNeilly in second.
A storming start for Joe Warhurst from fourth on the grid made it three wide for the lead heading into the first corner. Warhurst had the outside line but it was Rowledge who held onto the lead.
Warhurst and McNeilly continued to battle a little while longer, but the Fox Motorsport driver managed to shake off Warhurst and catch Rowledge.
The two were nose to tail in the opening stages of the race but a wide moment dropped McNeilly slightly back. He couldn’t close back within a second of Rowledge and had to settle for P2.
The fight for third was one of the most dramatic fights of the race. Tom Edgar managed to squeeze past the battling Max Dodds and Warhurst to claim the position, before Warhurst was sent into a spin and dropped down the order.
Edgar, Dodds, Harri Reynolds and Maurice Henry spent most of the race engaged in the fight for third. Slight contact between Reynolds and Edgar left Reynolds with damage to his rear and allowed Dodds to come through for third. The rear bumper clung onto the back of Reynolds car as he followed behind the two other drivers, making it harder for Henry to follow in sixth.
Dodds managed to hold off Edgar to take the final podium position, while Reynolds was not shown the black and orange flag and managed to come home P5.
Henry slipped back in the final laps as Ian Agilera came through to take sixth.
At the other end of the top 10 was an equally desperate battle. Warhurst had dropped back to the leading rookies, who put up a good defence. He joined Sonny Smith and Jack Sherwood in the battle for P9, with Aqil Alibhai close behind.
Sherwood managed to hold Warhurst off to take ninth, behind Max Hall, while Smith finished just outside the top 10 in P11 as the top rookie.
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