Mario Sarchet won both BRSCC Northern Championship races at Anglesey, where many of the stars of the first round of the season were not present.
None of the race-winners from Oulton Park from either class made the trip to North Wales, but with both classes sharing the track at Anglesey, it meant there was only one new winner.
Sarchet, third in the Pre90 standings after Oulton Park, was beaten to Anglesey pole by Post89 frontrunners Hamish McAllister and Andrew Thomas, and did not look like winning the first race until the final lap.
McAllister dominated the first half in his Mygale 2011, but his five second lead quickly evaporated when a rising water temperature led to his engine overheating, losing power and eventually cutting out entirely.
This left Brian Young, up from fourth on the grid in his Reynard FF89, to hold off Sarchet up front.
The lead stood at three-quarters of a second until the final few laps, where Sarchet got right on Young’s gearbox before stealing the lead on the final lap.
“Brian [Young] drove tremendously, fortunately for me he gave way under immense pressure on the last lap,” said Sarchet.
“I managed to slip through again at Rocket and and took the chequered flag.”
Edwin Hannah and Juceie Bruceie made it a Reynard 1-2-3-4, with Scott Rawlinson just beating Thomas and Fergus Paton to fifth.
Thomas fell down the order on the opening lap, but fought back up to sixth to take Post89 victory.
The race one result set the grid for the shorter second race, which was ran behind the safety car for a third of its duration.
An incident involving Paul Walsh and Paton was the cause of that interruption, which had little impact on the race result.
Sarchet beat Young to victory again, with Alaric Gordon taking third and victory in the Post89 class.
Thomas and Rawlinson finished fourth and fifth, with Bruceie and Hannah completing the finishers in a distant sixth and seventh.
Mygale GV15K driver Thomas has risen from seventh in to the lead of the Post89 standings, with Gordon jumping from 10th to second. Absentee Rory Smith has dropped from first to third.
Sarchet and Bruceie have also benefited from absentees to move into first and second in the Pre90 classification, with double Oulton Park winner Jack Wolfenden falling two positions to third.
|1||Pre90||Mario Sarchet||Reynard||16 laps|
|5||Pre90||Scott Rawlinson||Van Diemen||+27.626|
|7||Post89||Fergus Paton||Van Diemen||+27.974|
|Pole: McAllister, 1:13.681 Fastest lap: Hannah, 1:13.574|
|Fastest Lap: Sarchet, 1:14.448|
|1 Thomas 92 2 Gordon 60 3 Rory Smith 54 4 Nigel Dolan 54 5 John Ferguson 48 6 Tom Canning 42 7 Matthew Chisholm 38 8 David McArthur 38 9 Seamus Wild 27 10 Walsh 24|
|1 Sarchet 116 2 Bruceie 79 3 Jack Wolfenden 70 4 Hannah 68 5 Young 54 6 Wayne Poole 54 7 Rawlinson 46 8 Ian Ellis 32 9 Trevor Morgan 30 10 Christopher Stones 24|