Michael Meadows took his third victory in the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain in Round Five of the season at Thruxton, leading home team-mate Josh Webster for a Redline Racing podium double.
“I got a decent start and had to defend into the Complex from Josh. We had similar pace early on but I had better pace in the second half of the race,” confirmed the Samsung UHD TV Racing driver.
Indeed, in the first portion of the race, it had looked like Donington Park winner Webster may have had the pace to challenge his vastly more experienced teammate but he faded in the latter stages. “That was a good learning experience. I learnt a lot and didn’t push the tyres too hard early on,” said the 2014-2015 Carrera Cup GB scholar.
After a difficult start to the race, guest entry Oscar King put in a star turn. During his fight back he demoted Paul Rees, Mark Cole and Victor Jimenez, and following some great dicing earnt a podium finish. Jimenez tried to stage a late come back and finished within a tenth of a second of beating the category debutant. “I massively enjoyed that! It was a really good race, but I could not have held on much longer with the rear left tyre and I was glad to get to the finish,” added a delighted King.
Rees would beat Cole for fifth, and Graeme Mundy managed to complete the distance in seventh; being the only entry in the class this meant he also scored Pro-Am1 victory.
It was the fight for Pro-Am2 that would prove to be the most thrilling contest. Initially it was Steven Liquorish who led the chasing Peter Kyle-Henney and Kelvin Fletcher. The latter was up to second in class before he endured a spectacular moment under breaking for the complex, cutting the Campbell section and wiping off his splitter. In the process he nearly also decimated Liquorish and Kyle-Henney. Unfortunately this meant the Emmerdale actor had to pit, however the battle wasn’t finished, with Kyle-Henney swiping the lead off Liquorish in the dying laps into Allard after a better exit from the Chicane.
“That was very, very hard work. How Kelvin didn’t take us all off at the Complex, I really don’t know,” commented the class victor, whilst Liquorish joked: “That was the wrong result but a good race!”