The second race was the 45-minute Enduro, with Sweetnam lining up on row six and Fongenie on the ninth.
It was another scintillating start from Sweetnam which took him into seventh by the end of the opening lap. He had held the gap to sixth placed Ben Stone for much of the first half, and just slipped ahead as the pit stop window opened.
He made his stop on lap 12 with most of the field, after the safety car had briefly appeared.
“It had been going beautifully, a storming start and I was setting a good pace to look after my tyres too. I came in and we had an amazing stop, but as I left the pitlane another car was released straight into me. It damaged my suspension and I was out of the race again,” he explained.
Fongenie had emerged from the stops, the incidents and another safety car intervention in 14th place, but a late charge netted him 12th with a lap to go.
“It was such a disappointment as I had the pace for a podium finish in the second race, if not my first win,” Sweetnam concluded.
It’s now onto Donington Park for the final rounds of this years Championship on the weekend of September 17th/18th.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, August 16th, 2022