Marathon effort ensures Nick Fleming retains Guards Autosport Trophy at Snetterton

Nick Fleming heroically drove single-handedly for three hours to ensure that he retained his Guards Autosport Trophy at Snetterton on Saturday and maintain the Chevron dominance of the event.

Fleming used an early safety car period to make his first pit stop to give himself an edge over his rivals and followed it up with his second at half distance before taking the lead back on the two-hour mark which secured victory.

Newmarket's Luke Stevens drove hard to keep Fleming honest but he and co-driver George Douglas finished nearly two minutes behind the delighted winner.

Thetford's James Denty had Klaus Bergs' Jaguar E Type in fourth place at the hour mark but an extended pit stop blunted their challenge which ended early with an oil leak.

John Harrison claimed victory in the Classic Clubmans race after passing both Mike Evans and Ray Mallock while Richard Plant won both 70's Sports Car races despite Julian Barter's best efforts.

Both Formula Junior races were enthralling with Jon Milicevic triumphant in both after passing rival David Methley on the final lap of race two.

Mike Gardiner and Dan Cox shared the Touring Car spoils while Paul Tooms ruled the Road Sports race as did Nigel Bancroft in the Historic F3 encounter.

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Halesworth's Colin Wright was seventh in the opening FF2000 race but retired his venerable Reynard in race two as Nelson Rowe proved uncatchable.

A last lap clash between David Shaw and Jamie Brashaw ended in the latter's favour as he won the opening Classic F3 race and then had little trouble in winning race two.

The FF1600 encounters fell to Ben Simms while Ian Jones held off the race long attentions of Michael Scott to win the Classic Racing Car event.

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