Sunoco Challenges to go down to the wire

by Paul Hensby

Cadwell Park played host to the latest races of the Radical races last weekend, with both the Sunoco Whelen Challenge and Sunoco 200 Challenge series titles still up for grabs.

Sunoco Whelen Challenge

Phil Keen needed to get 190 of the 280 points on offer at Cadwell Park in the SR3 Challenge, but that required him to have a near perfect weekend. Due to there being less than ten cars on the grid, and with it being a track neither he nor his co-driver Peter Belshaw had driven on before, he scored only 139.5 points as rain and an in-form Lewis Plato getting in the way of his championship ambitions.

Keen now has to wait, with his own personal season over, to see how Tristan Viidas gets on in Catalunya next month in the final four races of Radical European Masters season. He needs to secure 450 points to jump ahead of Keen, but as he is driving on his own, he will only score 90% of the points available, so therefore needs to score 500 points in Spain to prevent Keen from taking the title.

Sunoco 200 Challenge

For Oscar Kruger to clinch the title at Cadwell Park, he could only drop twenty points, but with Steve Burgess taking the points two pole positions and a fastest lap, it means Kruger will have to wait for the final F3 Cup rounds at Snetterton to find out whether he gets the Camaro prize drive.

Only Toby Sowery, who has already sewn up the F3 Cup Championship, can stop Kruger now, but the Briton needs to secure 245 points over the final two races to steal the prize drive around the Daytona International Speedway.

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