Witts wins Second Race of Weekend at Oulton Park


Tom Witts managed to make the most of the reverse grid race at Oulton Park by winning the reverse grid second event. His victory establishes his VW Racing Cup championship contention, as he looked to build on his race one success.

Witts made the fastest start, quickly moving up to second, as he was edged towards grass by Jack Walker-Tully, preventing him from taking the lead. Walker-Tully had started on pole and was determined to keep his advantage and championship hopes alive.

It hadn’t started well for Darelle Wilson who was forced to pit with damage after just one lap. While Paul Ivens, in his first weekend, was pleased with his grid place managing to hold up a queue of cars in sixth.

The top five started to break away as Witts was quick to take the challenge back to Walker-Tully. The Scirocco nudging Witts off the racing line, but Witts moved to the outside as the two touched slightly going into Old Hall Corner.

Further back, Phil House, determined to make up time, set the fastest lap, as he moved up to seventh. Ivens and himself eventually caught the train for the lead.

Witts got alongside over Hill Top, taking the position into Hislops. Walker-Tully got sideways into the chicane as he dropped a number of positions, eventually recovering to seventh, behind House.

Battles behind saw Bobby Thompson and Simon Rudd exchange places a number of times with Thompson coming out on top. Meanwhile, House gained another place as he disposed of Ivens.

Witts broke away to win from Kenan Dole with Thompson rounding out the podium places. Behind them, Rudd completed a furious defensive display to hold off House and Ivens. Walker-Tully claimed seventh as Jamie Bond recovered from his poor race one qualifying to finishing eighth.