Bensley turns on style again

Lewis Beales Ryan Bensley produced a faultless drive at Snetterton to secure the Stock Hatch Championship and maintain his perfect record on his home track. The King's Lynn racer had to beat title rival Jeff Humphries to lift the crown and after taking pole position he raced to the chequered flag unhindered for his sixth victory of the season.

Lewis Beales

Ryan Bensley produced a faultless drive at Snetterton to secure the Stock Hatch Championship and maintain his perfect record on his home track.

The King's Lynn racer had to beat title rival Jeff Humphries to lift the crown and after taking pole position he raced to the chequered flag unhindered for his sixth victory of the season.

"I was so nervous before the start," said the local driver, who had big support from the partisan crowd.

Two Wisbech racers, Terry Roughton and Gareth Wright, finished in fourth and fifth place while Blofield's Martin Ward ended up 13th narrowly ahead of the outgoing champion, Wisbech's Maurice Hayden.

A pair of victories in Class A of the Toyota MR2 Championship secured King's Lynn's Arthur Gilmour the series crown while Bury St Edmunds racer Steve Lumley won the first and followed first-time winner Phil Wilson home in the second.

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