Another Strong Weekend For Jordan Collard At Rockingham Round 2
Ant Whorton-Eales made a typically fast start away from the line, but was unable to pull away as Paul Bell and Nathan Harrison’s incidents resulted in the safety car as the former was beached in the gravel. Whorton-Eales though was not prepared to back out, pulling away at the restart.
Behind him, the battle for third saw Calum King scythe past Ollie Pidgley, though failed to break away. King wanted to set off after Luke Reade, but the chasing pack was not prepared to let him get away, with Jordan Collard and Rob Smith joining the battle for the podium.
At the front, Whorton-Eales took an easy victory, with Reade crossing the line in a lonely second place. Despite a late charge by Collard who took the fastest lap, it was King who completed the podium. Smith followed Collard over the line with Pidgley and Lawrence Davey rounding out a close top seven from Henry Neal.
Henry Neal had been due to start on pole, but pulled off before the start. Ant Whorton-Eales put in a blistering start to take third by Deene from eighth and the lead by the end of the opening lap.
He would be forced to back off though with a safety car called for Brad Hutchinson, who had been spun into the outside wall at the opening corner. Rob Smith inherited second.
It wasn’t long before the race came to a complete stop as for cars were caught out by the turn one bump, spinning into the barrier. The race was red flagged as the track was cleared.
On the restart, Whorton-Eales led the field away as expected, with Smith finding himself under increasing pressure from Jordan Collard and Lewis Brown. The three tussled over second place as Collard’s bold move into Tarzan saw him come out on top.
Whorton-Eales took the flag with Collard four seconds back.