Snetterton endurance race report
Superior strategy allowed Bradley Smith and team-mate Lewis Plato to overcome James Abbott in the Radical Endurance race at Snetterton on Saturday.
When Smith took over from Plato the team bolted on new left-side tyres, and while it cost them 18 seconds to their rival, Smith was able to steadily eat into Abbott's advantage and take victory away from the Peterborough racer.
A late surge by Uggeshal's Tom Ashton secured third place for the Suffolk racer and Peter Belshaw at the expense of their team-mates, Alex Kapadia/Tom Jordan, who were suffering from a leaking head gasket.
Norwich's Steve Quick was unclassified after an early nose damaging incident at Murrays required a replacement.
Having recovered from a poor start Norwich's Brian Bransom was up to second place in the opening saloon car event until a power steering failure saw him drop down the order.
In race two the local driver duelled with Julian Newman but could progress no further than fourth as Karl Cattliff easily won for the second time.
Marcus Bicknell may have stalled at the start, but once underway the Mallock racer tore through the field to handsomely win the opening sports car encounter.
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The Mallock was again slow off the start line in race two but the outcome was similar with Newmarket's Kevin Williams best of the rest for the second time.
Ben Miloudi triumphed in both of the Formula Vee races after watching Tim Probert retire from the first with a smoky engine before spinning away the lead in race two at the Esses complex.