American rookie Spike Kohlbecker picked up his first BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 win in a shortened second race at Snetterton.
Kohlbecker fought off Ross Martin and Neil Maclennan in a five-minute dash for the flag after several safety cars and then a red flag shortened the race.
Race two began with drama before the cars even moved off the line with race one winner Rory Smith not able to take his pole position and having to start from the pits.
It wasn?t long into the first racing lap when a safety car neutralised the field to recover the B-M Racing car of Nicole Woods, the rookie coming to a stop on the Bentley straight.
The restart didn?t last much longer in comparison as FF1600 rookie and F1 Esports champion Brendon Leigh span into the barriers, which brought out the red flags.
That meant the race was cut to just five minutes?due to the time lost to recover Leigh?s car and one of the two Oldfield Motorsport cars that had also come to a halt.
Kohlbecker was set to make amends for missing out on the win in race one but Martin and Maclennan kept close company, so much so that Team Dolan driver Martin was able to squeeze past into Brundle.
The CDR man wouldn?t be denied, forcing Martin to outbrake himself into the turn two hairpin allowing the American to get back through.
A recovering Rory Smith?s day came to a premature end after tagging the back of Morgan Quinn coming onto the main straight, taking out both drivers in the process.
With the run to the line still covered by yellow flags, Martin couldn?t get past Kohlbecker and he settled for second place, with Maclennan completing the podium in third.
James Clarke made a miraculous recovery from 19th to finish fourth, while Max Marzorati took the Clubman class win in eighth place.
Race results (3 laps)
|1||Spike Kohlbecker||Cliff Dempsey Racing||6m51.186s|
|2||Ross Martin||Team Dolan||+0.122s|
|3||Neil Maclennan||Kevin Mills Racing||+0.488s|
|4||James Clarke||Cliff Dempsey Racing||+4.739s|
|5||Michael Macpherson||Kevin Mills Racing||+4.783s|
|6||Jonathan Browne||Cliff Dempsey Racing||+5.561s|
|7||Jamie Sharp||Team Dolan||+6.051s|
|8||Max Marzorati||Team Dolan||+6.437s|
|9||John Svensson||John’s Racing Team||+12.924s|
|10||Pascal Monbaron||John’s Racing Team||+16.158s|
|11||Adam Quartermaine||Team Dolan||+26.835s|
|12||Scott Huntley||Oldfield Motorsport||+29.766s|
|13||Sam Street||SamS Motorsport||+30.072s|
|14||Klaus-Dieter Haeckel||Haeckel Motorsport||+41.654s|
|Ret||Rory Smith||B-M Racing|
|Ret||Morgan Quinn||Team Dolan|
|Ret||Aaron Jeansonne||Oldfield Motorsport|
|Ret||Nicole Woods||B-M Racing|
|Ret||Brendon Leigh||Kevin Mills Racing|
|Ret||Henry Chart||Oldfield Motorsport|
|Fastest lap: Kohlbecker, 2m02.218s
Clubman 1?Marzorati 70? ?2 Svensson 54? ?3 Quartermaine 46? ?4 Monbaron 46? ?5 Haeckel 36? ?6 Street 35? ?7 Woods 22? ?8 Chart 14