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Martin takes second National win of the weekend at Croft

Ross Martin took his second win BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford 1600 win of the weekend after another comfortable victory at Croft.

Making a brisk getaway from pole position, the Team Dolan driver already had a couple of car lengths over the chasing pack heading into the first corner.

He was unchallenged for the remainder of the race and won by 3.3s, extending his points lead with a fifth win of the season.

The bulk of the action was the three-way scrap for the runner-up spot between James Clarke, Rory Smith and Neil Maclennan.

A great getaway from third for Clarke propelled his Ray past Smith going into the first corner, though he couldn’t break the tow to the Medina driver.

Clarke, Smith and Maclennan then remained line astern for the first two-thirds of 15-minute race.

But with Smith losing momentum on the long run to Tower after an unsuccessful lunge on Clarke for second, Maclennan pulled off a great move up the inside of the B-M Racing racer to snatch away third.

Maclennan seemed set to take his first podium of the weekend, but the Spectrum driver ran deep in the second part of the Complex on the final lap, allowing Smith back up into third and taking the flag just 0.274s behind Clarke.

Spike Kohlbecker was a lonely fifth. The Cliff Dempsey Racing driver moved up a place from his starting position of sixth on the opening lap, but couldn’t bridge the gap to the squabbling trio ahead.

Sixth went to Jamie Sharp, prevailing in a race-long battle with Jonathan Browne after the pair battled tooth-and-nail for the majority of the race.

Brendon Leigh fought up the field after a puncture in race one relegated him to a 16th-placed start, taking eighth place at the flag.

John Svensson took Clubman class honours in ninth, battling with Jamie Thorburn for position early on until the Border Reivers driver fell back with technical issues.

Rookie class driver Morgan Quinn rounded out the top ten.

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Pro Ross Martin Van Diemen 11 laps
2 Pro James Clarke Ray +3.327
3 Pro Rory Smith Medina +3.601
4 Pro Neil Maclennan Spectrum +4.176
5 Pro Spike Kohlbecker Ray +6.974
6 Pro Jamie Sharp Van Diemen +9.441
7 Pro Jonathan Browne Ray +10.381
8 Pro Brendon Leigh Spectrum +12.748
9 CM John Svensson Van Diemen +21.850
10 Pro Morgan Quinn Van Diemen +22.482
11 Pro Michael Macpherson Spectrum +24.900
12 Pro Adrien Laissac Van Diemen +26.496
13 CM Adam Quartermaine Van Diemen +36.592
14 Pro Nicole Woods Van Diemen +59.784
15 Pro Jamie Thorburn Ray 2 laps
DNF Pro Aaron Jeansonne Van Diemen
DNF Pro Carter Williams Van Diemen

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