Crighton steals Race 2 win

Arran Crighton has backed up his win in race one with another win on Sunday at Manfeild. Matt Podjursky finished just 0.055s behind Crighton, with rookie driver Kaleb Ngatoa in third.

During Podjursky’s charge in yesterdays race, he set the fast enough lap to move him up to the front of the grid for the Sunday morning race, however it was Arran Crighton who took the advantage out of the first corner.

Crighton’s lead did not last long however, as Bramwell King lined up a pass through the final corner to lead the first lap. It didn’t take long before the lead jumped between the pair with Crighton taking it back at turn one.

After Saturday’s heartbreak Kaleb Ngatoa made his way up to fifth on the second lap as the familiar battle pack of Ian and Liam Foster and Callum Crawley reemerged as Podjursky moved into P3.

SpeedSport Scholarship winner Dylan Smith soon latched onto the Foster-Foster-Crawley battle as did Reece Hendi-Cox. However as one joined, another left as Callum Crawley seemingly lost power coming out the hairpin, plaguing him for the remainder of the race.

In only his second race, Hendi-Cox pulled off a great move to pass the three of them for sixth position. The move left only Liam Foster and Dylan Smith in a battle for seventh.

Crawley’s engine issues saw him fall further back to the pair of Amy Smith and Alex Hawley to battle for tenth.

Lap six saw the emergence of a five way fight for the win between King, Crighton, Podjursky, Symon and Ngatoa. That soon shrunk to four as King slowed immensely down the back straight with a suspected gearbox drama that slowed him for the rest of the race.

The final lap battle for all podium spots was a great one with Kaleb Ngatoa getting by Symon at the hairpin. Before Podjursky looked to seal the win with a massive draft down the back straight, but Crighton managed to get a good run out of the final corner to steal the win at the line by 0.055s!

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