Michael Meadows has closed once again on present Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain championship leader Josh Webster following a dramatic race fourteen of the 2014 campaign at Rockingham. Redline Racing driver Webster was able to successfully climb up to second position after disaster befell both In2Racing’s Paul Rees and FIA Formula Three European Championship man Nicholas Latifi (Redline Racing).
Meadows enjoyed a simple race, simply leading the field round as chaos reigned behind until the chequered flag. To say such is a touch dismissive and the encounter did have some historical relevance to the former double champion, as he explained. “That is exactly what I needed to do and it is my first win at Rockingham.”
Now to try and untangle the events behind. Rees got a terrible getaway and was mugged by Latifi who then promptly spun into the gravel at the Deene Hairpin within about thirty seconds of lights out. As is so often the case, Rees’ poor start was the result of trying to correct a slight jump he made with the lights still on. The officials thus provided him with a drive-through penalty and the safety car was awarded with an appearance on the circuit as Latifi’s stricken machine was moved. Rees then attempted to clear his drive-through, during safety car conditions, much to the displeasure of said officials. Predictably he was ordered to complete the drive through again.
So with very little work Webster was into a critical second position and despite the best efforts of his Spanish teammate Victor Jimenez, he maintained that placing until the finish. The youngster was very realistic, commenting simply, “It was a case of damage limitation.”
To Pro-Am1, which was somewhat easier on the heart. Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) jumped ahead of Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) at the start and the two ran in tandem throughout, Sherwood always with a slight advantage.
Pro-Am2 was superb and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) was the victor of a glorious four way scrap, besting Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and In2Racing men Will Goff and David McKay who had been fastest in qualifying. To describe the battle in words doesn’t do it justice as it was one of the first defining moments in the history of Type 991 generation Carrera Cup GB.