Champion Jackson is living the dream
While Ollie Jackson could celebrate clinching the Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am 1 crown, both Carl Breeze and Louise Richardson left Brands Hatch disappointed.
Jackson, from Attleborough, clinched the title with a category victory in the opening race, having led his only remaining rival Jonas Gelzinis throughout.
'I've really enjoyed every minute of it,' said a jubilant Jackson. 'It was my dream to be a racing driver and to be here, and to be a champion, is just fantastic'.
Relieved of driving for championship points, Jackson revelled in race two and secured a fabulous fourth place by slipping ahead of Tom Bradshaw in the final laps.
'I had plenty of pace, but it wasn't easy,' recalled the local racer, who had mixed it race long with the professional graded drivers.
Breeze did every thing he could to prevent rival Frank Wrathall from taking the Ginetta G50 Cup title by winning the opening two races but third place for Wrathall in race two saw the local racer's slim hopes vanish.
'I really thought we would just about take it to the wire in the final race but we were just a point away from doing that,' said the King's Lynn racer.
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'It's been a great year though. We have been very strong in the Bluechip TCR car and have won more races than anyone.'
Breeze needed victory in the opening race to keep his title dreams alive and the local racer was elevated into the lead when Tom Sharpe succumbed to mechanical problems.
In the second race Breeze performed faultlessly and took a second victory but three laps from the finish Wrathall stole third place from Chris Dittman to secure the title. In the final race Wrathall elected not to start, while Breeze claimed yet another podium position by coming home in third place.
Richardson claimed pole position for both of the Ginetta Junior races in her TJ Motorsport run car and took victory in the first event for the Besthorpe-based team.
However with Tom Ingram finishing just behind the Teenage Cancer Trust supported racer he wrapped up the title as Jake Hill had spun out trying to relive Richardson of the lead during the final laps.
'It's the last time I'm going to be able to drive this car as I will be too old to compete next year, so I'm just having some fun,' said Richardson, who was only two points off second place.
Jody Fannin, in the second TJ Motorsport entry, finished his season off with two fifth places while Totfwood's Tom Howard finished eighth and seventh.