Michael Moyers has claimed back-to-back Walter Hayes Trophy wins after leading almost all of a madcap Grand Final run at Silverstone in damp conditions.
Moyers took the lead from poleman and fellow Kevin Mills Racing entrant Julian van der Watt at the start of what proved a topsy-turvy race.
Moyers from then on only relinquished the lead for a lap, when he ran wide at Brooklands at a third’s distance.
Joey Foster’s Firman got by his Spectrum but Moyers reclaimed the lead at the same corner next time by, passing Foster on the inside.
He retained the lead for the rest of the distance, despite close attention from runner-up Matt Cowley of Team Dolan, who risen from eighth on the grid.
Jordan Dempsey, another Kevin Mills runner in a Spectrum, was also close at hand in finishing third, attacking Cowley to the line.
There were several instances of cars leaving the track in the tricky conditions, particularly under braking at Brooklands at the end of the Wellington Straight.
Three-times Walter Hayes Trophy winner Foster finished fourth, having himself run wide at Brooklands at half-distance.
Chris Middlehurst finished fifth in his Van Diemen ahead of Luke Cooper’s Swift, who had struggled all weekend with a down-on-power engine.
Scottish FF1600 champion Ross Martin was seventh in his Graham Brunton Racing-run Ray, ahead of Josh Fisher’s Van Diemen.
Fisher had rapidly ascended from 27th on the grid, having suffered contact late in his semi-final which handed him a lowly grid slot for the final.
Michael Eastwell, another Spectrum Kevin Mills runner, started 22nd after engine problems in his semi-final but finished ninth. Thomas McArthur, another to have a Brooklands excursion, completed the top 10 in his Van Diemen.
Other fancied contenders to fall foul of the incident-strewn final included Ollie White in his Medina, who spun out at Luffield at two-thirds’ distance.
Cliff Dempsey Racing charge James Clarke had impressed throughout on his WHT debut but finished well adrift in 29th, after an early spin at Brooklands in his Ray which required the marshals to push him back into action.
Poleman van der Watt meanwhile had several excursions and instances of contact in his Spectrum, including being pushed into a spin. His day ended early when he was nudged into the gravel at Woodcote.
|1||Michael Moyers||Spectrum||15 laps|
|2||Matthew Cowley||Van Deimen||+0.978|
|5||Chris Middlehurst||Van Diemen||+3.123|
|8||Josh Fisher||Van Diemen||+4.437|
|10||Thomas McArthur||Van Diemen||+5.605|
|14||Ivor McCullough||Van Diemen||+10.923|
|15||C||Callum Grant||Van Diemen||+11.770|
|16||David McCullough||Van Diemen||+13.633|
|17||Cameron Fenton||Van Diemen||+17.770|
|19||C||Doug Crosbie||Van Diemen||+25.270|
|20||H||Mark Armstrong||Van Diemen||+26.387|
|26||C||Klaus Dieter Haeckel||Van Diemen||+46.369|
|27||George McDonald||Van Diemen||+47.080|
|DNF||Josh Smith||Van Diemen|
|DNF||Julian Van Der Watt||Spectrum|
|Fastest lap: Foster, 1:08.582|