Hickford Construction LTD MG Metro Cup
Meeting Three – Mallory Park
There was the feeling of a new dawn for the Hickford Construction LTD MG Metro Cup on Sunday.
Two debutants, blistering sunshine, and a grid all to ourselves, it led to a party atmosphere in the Mallory Park paddock. However, there was the rather small matter of the on-track action to deal with before the drinks could start flowing.
Debutants Robbie Kenning and Ben Williams sat in the Mallory Park assembly area in competition mode for the first time no doubt with nervous anticipation. However, it certainly didn’t show on track.
Kenning diced with the devil by putting in an impressive fastest time of 57.666 to end the session in fifth place whilst fellow debutant Williams went even faster with a 57.517 for third.
However, no one could stop double Oulton Park winner Mark Eales as he stuck his Metro on pole with a 56.232 and Dan Willars alongside him with a 57.454.
Interestingly, less than two seconds separated the top nine which left us salivating for the race one action.
The action was fast and furious off the line but sadly on the third lap we lost Rob Jessop from the race. Five laps later we would lose Richard Garrard too.
At the sharp end, pole sitter Mark Eales and Dan Willars delighted the crowd with some synchronised spinning on a slippery part of the track allowing Jon Moore to inherit the lead.
By this time, Ben Williams on his first start was up to second and closing the gap to Moore.
During the race we also lost Phil Goodwin and Les Tyler, but Eales was once again on a charge and managed to squeeze back past Williams on the penultimate lap.
Despite a slender advantage, Magical Moore managed to keep his cool and stay off the oil on the track and take the chequered flag ahead of Eales for his first race win with Williams in third on his debut.
Dan Willars recovered to fourth with Tony Howe in fifth, Tim Davies in sixth, Tim Shooter in seventh, David Javes in eighth, Terry Wood in ninth, Pete Coleman in tenth, Kyla Birdseye in eleventh, and Andrew Youens the final runner in twelfth.
The second race of the day saw a wonderful battle between four drivers separated by just 3.5 seconds at the chequered flag.
Mark Eales was a determined man and managed to lead the pack over the line for his third win of the season with Dan Willars showing his consistent pace in second.
Tony Howe made it onto the podium once again with two-time Brands Hatch winner Tim Shooter right in the mix in fourth.
A difficult start left Ben Williams dropping down the order a little but still drove superbly to seventh whilst Robbie Kenning saw the chequered flag in ninth.
A wonderful battle ensued too between Kyla Birdseye and Pete Coleman with Birdseye eventually taking the flag just ahead in eleventh.
The season is well underway and the Hickford Construction LTD MG Metro Cup heads to Donington Park on the 17th and 18th July.
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