A SECOND HAT TRICK OF WINS AT SNETTERTON
Monday 31st July 2017
Friday's morning practice for Jac was forshortened as he had an early off and into a barrier. The Xentek Team worked hard to get the car back on the road and had made some key handling improvements resulting in a quick afternoon session.
Jac took Friday's afternoon pace into Saturday's Qualifying and managed to get the Am pole with Robinson and Minshaw second and third respectively.
With Jac starting on the Am pole and White an uncharacteristic sixth in class, their battle was on for the Championship lead. Maximum points for Jac and a recovery drive to second place for White meant that as the flag fell, the pair drew level in the Championship standings.
There was another absolutely fantastic showing from the Am class in Sunday's opening race. With the leaders level on points heading into the race it was an important outing for both White and Constable. Although the pair got off the line well, some grass tracking for Jac as he overshot Murrays dropped him well down the field.
Proving experience beyond his years, Jac reeled in the Am leaders by the penultimate lap and pulled off a textbook move on his teammate at Murrays as they headed onto the final lap. Less than three miles later, Jac was through; his fantastic recovery drive earning him the race win and the Championship lead with White and Minshaw finishing second and third.
No sooner than the action got underway it was slowed for a time as the safety car was scrambled following an opening lap tangle between Adam Higgins and Alexis Taylor. Racing recommenced on lap six and once again it was the Am class who stole the show. White was the early leader but had Constable close behind. The pair traded places – and a touch of paint – throughout the 13 lap encounter, but ultimately it was Jac who took the victory. White tangled with Minshaw causing the two to spin which dropped him down the order from second but further racing incidents enabled him to recover to third behind Jac and Dan Kirby before the flag fell.