It was a chaotic start in the second race, with De Sadeleer once again tucked in third behind Burgess and Jackson, with Richards an early seventh.
But luck wasn’t on Rishover’s side and he was hit hard with the rear of his car being pitched into the air after a hit from Kristian Jeffrey at Yentwood. He rejoined but went off Gracelands after four laps, “I tried to take Brookes and was pushing too hard. Maybe I was a bit too aggressive, all I wanted to do was finish the race,” Rishover said.
There was barely a racing lap in-between the safety car interventions, but when Jackson pushed Burgess off at Chapman, De Sadeleer pounced and took the lead, which he successfully defended for his second win of the weekend. “I could see they weren’t working together and when it happened I was a couple of lengths back and had time to react.”
After a couple of exchanges with Macleod, Richards was seventh until he received a knock from Baxter and spun at Tarzan. “I had just caught the red flag accident, and went straight through the middle of the cars and debris,” after various penalties handed to other drivers he moved back into seventh.
With both Burgess and Jackson starting well down in the final race, it was a 360 Racing one-two from the start, with De Sadeleer heading Richards, until a huge lock up into Deene on lap seven dropped Richards into third. “I could see Jackson closing and decided I had to brake as late as I could, but left it too late and locked-up massively,” Richards explained.
With Jackson making his stop first, Richards moved back into second, but then it was De Sadeleer’s turn to suffer from the success penalty which left him re-joining in third.
Richards held on to secure second from the closing De Sadeleer, while Rishover also got his long-awaited race finish in 11th.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing on September 30 2018