DRIVER NEWS: For the first time this season the races were held in warm sun conditions, although the qualifying sessions had been in the wet. The Race Stewards had to take the decision to allow the drivers an extra lap before the first race to get used to driving on slick tyres.
Having qualified in Pole Position for the National Class, and 9th overall, two International cars got past Jay at the start but he maintained his lead in Class. Able to find space on the track and settle down to do consistent times Jay set the fastest lap, pulling out a 15 second lead at the chequered flag and scoring his second win of the season. It was later discovered that this fastest lap was a lap record in the National Class. A consolation for team principal Lindsey Allen, and main sponsor John Haffenden (Farm Refrigeration), who both suffered sunburn whilst watching the race.
Race 2 saw a start where only some of the cars moved off at the lights – and the car in front of Jay on the grid was not one of them. Unfortunately this compromised Jay’s start but with grim determination Jay once again managed to set the fastest lap and settled for second place knowing that main rival, Meyrick had fallen off behind him.
Jay remains in second place in the National Championships, just 7 points behind current leader Andy Meyrick.