Joey Foster started the 2018 BRSCC National FF1600 season with victory in a thrilling encounter at Silverstone.
Roseland Furniture driver Foster started the race from pole, and benefited from a weak start by fellow front row man Josh Fisher to maintain first place into Copse.
It didn’t take long for Fisher to regroup, and a lap later the Wayne Poole Racing driver was ahead.
The greasy and damp track surface then caught out the new leader as he spun at Brooklands on the third lap, handing the lead back to Foster.
Niall Murray and Michael Moyers followed Foster closely, and 2016 champion and Team Dolan driver Murray briefly led just before half distance.
The trio ran closely for much of the race, until a late race burst of speed from Foster put him a second clear going into the final lap, where Murray and Moyers encountered traffic.
Kevin Mills Racing driver Moyers handled it best, and he snatched second from Murray.
Fisher recovered from his spin to take a remarkable fourth place, just four seconds off the winner, with Cliff Dempsey Racing driver Jamie Thorburn completing the top five and leading a gaggle of four cars covered by just over half a second.
Swift Cooper’s Luke Cooper was the closest to Thorburn to finish sixth, with Rory Smith (B-M Racing) and Stuart Gough (Kevin Mills Racing) just behind in seventh and eighth respectively.
Michael Eastwell set the fastest lap for Kevin Mills Racing in ninth, just beating Foster’s best effort, with Murray’s team-mate Matt Round-Garrido finishing tenth after spending much of the race battling for fourth.
The Clubman Pre89 battle was initially a close fought contest, but by the end John Svensson had put three seconds between himself and second place man Daniel O’Beirne to take the class win comfortably.