Don’t get carried away?!?!
Smith takes title in style!
Ryan Smith retained his BTRA Division One Championship crown with a dominant performance in the final round of the series at Brands Hatch last weekend (Nov. 4/5); the Mansfield-based MAN driver taking a win on Saturday and two runner-up spots on Sunday.
In the Grand Final race – starting at the back of the ‘Reversed Grid’ – Smith charged through to the front to end the 2017 season with yet another brilliant win.
The other Division One winners over the weekend were Stuart Oliver (runner-up in the championship with his Volvo) and Luke Taylor (MAN).
Despite low temperatures the on-track action was red hot – with a number of incidents reported to officials and seeing penalties imposed.
The huge Brands crowd saw some really spectacular ‘moments’ – including the amazing sight of Shane Brereton’s MAN mounting the rear of Ray Coleman’s similar machine on the main straight at 100mph.
The two trucks stayed locked together for almost half a lap – including negotiating the tricky Paddock Hill bend at high speed!
Possibly the most bizarre ‘towing’ job that Coleman – boss of Lantern Recovery – has ever undertaken!
The four highly entertaining BTRA Division 2 outings were as fiercely contested as ever and brought one win apiece for champion Mika Makinen (Sisu) and Paul McCumisky (Volvo) – and a double for Luke Garrett (MAN).