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Radical Sportcar Challlenge Crown to be decided at thrilling Snetterton finale

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 October 2017

Jack Lang leading the Radical Challenge field at Rockingham Speedway earlier in the year. Picture: Oliver Read

Jack Lang leading the Radical Challenge field at Rockingham Speedway earlier in the year. Picture: Oliver Read

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The Radical Sportcar Challenge crown will be decided at Snetterton this weekend with Thetford’s Jack Lang hoping he can use home track advantage to gain the upper hand over title rival Oliver Barker.

Bonamy Grimes racing earlier in the season at Snetterton. Picture: Ellen Tunstall Bonamy Grimes racing earlier in the season at Snetterton. Picture: Ellen Tunstall

Lang will be hoping for better fortune than in late August when the series last visited the Norfolk track and he endured a difficult meeting which saw him loose his advantage to Barker while a miserable final race at the recent Brands Hatch round undid his race one victory.

For the local racer it’s win or bust this weekend making for a thrilling climax to the season.

Brockdish’s Bonamy Grimes, along with co-driver Johnny Mowlem, will be looking to build upon their first overall British GT Cup victory at the recent Donington Park round with their brand new Ferrari 488 Challenge car.

The pair will face opposition in the three races from the likes of Graham Davidson in his McLaren MP412/GT3, the Lamborghini Huracan of Jake Rattenbury and the Nigel Hudson/Adam Wilcox Aston Martin GT3 making for a high speed end to the season.

The Lotus Elise Championships finish their season off at their natural home, having started their year off at the Norfolk venue, with William Stacey all but confirmed as the Elise Trophy winner while Simon Oakley, from Long Stratton, has designs on Jason McInulty’s third place.

In the Lotus Cup Simon Atkinson has a 17-point lead over Bob Drummond despite non-scoring at the last round but with two races on Saturday it’s all to play for.

The Mini Challenge Championship completes its season at Snetterton and promises more close competitive action for local enthusiasts who flock to see these cars with Stuart McLaren almost uncatchable in the Cooper AM category.

Meanwhile in the Cooper Pro series Matt Hammond has a solid lead over Jessica Hawkins while BTCC race winner Rob Austin has scored more points in the Open Class than Ben Dimmack but trails his rival on dropped scores.

Roger Kneebone was a double winner at the previous Toyo Tires Racing Saloons encounter in which Don Hughes was unable to challenge the BMW M3 racer.

Matt Swaffer ruled the last Production BMW races with a number of racers determined to put an end to his winning streak this weekend with Saturday’s action starting at 12.35pm and resuming at 10.25am on Sunday.

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