Racing round up

Matt Neal and Matt Jackson shared the wins this weekend at Croft in North Yorkshire. Matt Neal put Corbeau and Luke on the podium in the first two races of the day with Matt Jackson taking second in race one with Shedden, Jordan and Chilton all jostling for 5th, 6th and 7th on a very greasy circuit.

Liam Griffin in the Airwaves Focus caused the most excitement in race two with his car veering off into the crop fields. The battle between Neal and Collard made for great racing and not only did Neal set the fastest lap of the weekend but also kept Corbeau and Luke on the top spot for the second time on Sunday, with Andrew Jordan taking 3rd position and Shedden, Jackson and Chilton take respective 4th 5th and 6th for Corbeau.

Matt Jackson put in an outstanding drive for the final race of the day and coming home in first he made sure that Corbeau Seats and Luke Safety Harnesses didn’t fall off the top spot all weekend.

Jody Fannin had a great result at Croft this weekend also. Despite being taken off the track Jody recovered well enough to take two fastest laps and two podiums in the tricky weather conditions. Race one on Saturday in the Ginetta Super Cup Jody qualified 3rd and finished in 4th after suffering with some oversteer issues. With  rain showers settling in for the afternoon tyre choice would play a critical part in the race and with the team deciding to send Jody out on slicks, Jody was soon setting a good pace and passing other drivers in his class. Despite Jody being taken off and suffering some damage after an incident with a rival competitor, Jody got back on track and was lapping over a second faster that the leaders toward the end of the race.  Jody took fourth which then became third after some intervention by the clerk of the course.

The second race of the day proved to be another challenge for the Surrey based youngster and after an incident with a G55 saw Jody facing the oncoming cars, after rejoining he knew he had to make up for lost time, but he fought his way up and after the safety car had been deployed he had managed to get up to 3rd, unfortunately after an unavoidable moment on the grass Jody lost a place which could not be made up in the end and had to settle for 4th. Jody in now back in the championship hunt and has halved the points gap between himself and the leader and is now in a good position to challenge this in the second half of the season.

Elsewhere this weekend Lotus Sport UK had a new driver in their team line up with the addition of Phil Glew, who on is first outing with the team at Brands Hatch this weekend put in an outstanding performance. The two car squad had a great result at Brands Hatch, with the GT4 battle being a close one, Phil Glew took the lead in the Evora and pulled out a seven-second lead over the KTM X-Bow, but It was Leyton Clarke and Freddy Nordstrom who took the honors finishing in 2nd place.