Adam Smalley took a 2nd and a 3rd place finish in the two races at Knockhill, to extend his championship lead to 32 points in the 2018 Ginetta Junior Championship.
Elite Motorsport Total Rail Solutions and Reflex Vans driver Adam Smalley headed to Knockhill,Scotland for the eighth round of the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Smalley took a 3rd and 2nd in the Timed Qualifying session, setting him up at the front of the pack for the two races around the 1.27-mile undulating circuit.
Race 1 saw Smalley maintain position at the start in 3rd, avoiding any incident in the opening exchanges. A Safety Car was deployed on the opening lap, following an incident between two of Smalley’s title rivals, Luke Browning and Finley Green.
The race resumed on Lap 3, but it wasn’t until Lap 6 was where Smalley starting making moves, sending a bold overtake past pole-sitter James Hedley to move himself into 2nd position.
However the leader Louis Foster had established a healthy lead out front. Smalley began to eat into the advantage, but ultimately settled for a strong 2nd at the chequered flag.
The second and final race of the weekend was again halted early on by a Safety Car being deployed. This required a lengthy stoppage as cars were pulled from the gravel trap. Smalley was sitting in 3rd position at the time before the racing got back underway in the treacherous wet conditions.
A second Safety Car was deployed in the closing stages – bunching up the leading three of Foster, Browning and Smalley. The three ran bumper-to-bumper in a thrilling shootout to the finish, however despite the tension, the order remained the same as Smalley came home in 3rd position
Following the Knockhill round, Smalley leads the Ginetta Junior Championship on 541 points, 32 ahead of his nearest rival Louis Foster heading into the final two rounds of the season at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
The next round of the championship takes place on the 15-16 September on the Silverstone National Circuit, as Smalley heads into the conclusion of the 2018 season in control of the championship.