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Browne scores first National FF1600 win at Oulton Park

Jonathan Browne scored his first win in the Avon Tyres BRSCC National FF1600 at Oulton Park, as team-mate James Clarke crashed out.

Clarke drew alongside poleman Browne at the start, but locked up as he attempted to pass his Cliff Dempsey Racing team-mate around the outside into Lodge Corner before crashing heavily into the outside barriers, bringing out the safety car.

Clarke walked away from the crash, but was taken to the medical centre for precautionary checks.

When the race resumed with ten minutes to go, the top seven ran almost nose-to-tail for several laps.

Browne held on to win by 0.183s from Team Dolan’s Ross Martin, with Spike Kohlbecker completing the podium a further 0.2s behind

Neil Maclennan finished fourth for Kevin Mills Racing ahead of team-mate Michael Macpherson and Team Dolan’s Jamie Sharp.

Despite running fourth in the closing stages, B-M Racing’s Rory Smith was forced out with engine issues. 

Brendon Leigh finished as top rookie in seventh, after a close battle Aaron Jeansonne. Jeansonne finished in 11th after dropping down the order late on.

Nigel Dolan won the Clubman class ahead of Max Marzorati, the pair finishing eighth and ninth overall.

Pos Class Driver Car Time
1 P Jonathan Browne Ray 9 laps
2 P Ross Martin Van Diemen +0.183
3 P Spike Kohlbecker Ray +0.379
4 P Neil Maclennan Spectrum +0.567
5 P Michael Macpherson Spectrum +4.163
6 P Jamie Sharp Van Diemen +4.388
7 P Brendon Leigh Spectrum +10.766
8 C Nigel Dolan Van Diemen +11.430
9 C Max Marzorati Van Diemen +19.478
10 P Morgan Quinn Van Diemen +20.087
11 P Aaron Jeansonne Van Diemen +20.152
12 P Scott Huntley Van Diemen +29.389
13 P Nicole Woods Van Diemen +43.779
DNF P Rory Smith Medina  
DNF P James Clarke Ray  
Fastest lap: Maclennan, 1:48.236

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