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Neil Maclennan completes Scottish FF1600 double

Kevin Mills Racing’s Neil Maclennan fended off a spirited attack from Jordan Gronkowski to claim his second Scottish FF1600 win in a row at Knockhill.

Much like the opening race, Maclennan managed to beat Gronkowski’s Van Diemen off the line into Duffus Dip for the first time and quickly opened a small margin over the championship leader.

Gronkowski kept up with Maclennan throughout the race, staying no further than one-and-a-half seconds adrift of the KMR Spectrum, but elected to preserve his tyres towards the end.

Maclennan’s team-mate Michael Macpherson claimed his second overall podium of the day in third, beating Rotor Racing’s Kenny Cowie.

Cowie spent much of the race in a titanic squabble for fourth place with the Ray of Neil Broome and Matt Chisholm’s Van Diemen.

Both Broome – running a brand new engine following his blow-up in the May reverse layout round – and Cowie exchanged places regularly, with Broome using his extra power to divebomb down the inside of the Hairpin.

Broome finished fifth, but only after having two track limit time penalties reversed post-race. The Ray driver initially received a five-second and a 10-second punishment, but the stewards cancelled each after review.

As a result, Broome head Chisholm and the Graham Brunton Racing Ray of Logan Hannah, who also had a five-second track limits penalty reversed, with Steve Barlow eighth.

Glenn Alcock again finished a lap down, but successfully brought his Cloan Motorsport Ray to the flag.

Race results

Pos Driver Car Time
1 Neil Maclennan Spectrum 12 laps
2 Jordan Gronkowski Van Diemen +5.722
3 Michael Macpherson Spectrum +13.089
4 Kenny Cowie Mygale +19.507
5 Matthew Chisholm Van Diemen +20.274
6 Steve Barlow Ray +20.943
7 Logan Hannah Ray +25.586
8 Neil Broome Ray +34.642
9 Glenn Alcock Ray +1 lap
Fastest lap: Maclennan, 54.242

Championship standings
1 Gronkowski 156   2 Chisholm 90   3 Broome 72   4 Hannah 71   5 Barlow 68   6 Cowie 64   7 Cameron Thomson 43   8 Jamie Thorburn 40   9 Alcock 18   10 Kyle Reid 7

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