Michael Meadows and Dan Cammish have now firmly set their championship intentions down, after the Samsung SUHD TV Racing and Redline Racing pair stormed away from the rest of the massive Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain field in race six at Oulton Park.
From the front row of the grid, the pair blasted off into the Cheshire countryside and only the chequered flag was able to retrieve them back to the pit-lane. “That was the first opportunity I’ve had to go toe-to-toe with Dan and it was awesome fun,” Meadows commented and indeed it appeared to be from the television pictures.
Behind, Nicholas Latifi’s hopes of a podium exploded along with his tyre with mere laps of the race left. The second Samsung car showered Josh Webster (Team Parker Racing) and IDL Racing driver Tom Sharp with rubber but both made it to the flag with elevated positions, a podium and a fourth.
In Pro-Am1 Karl Leonard claimed class victory for Team Parker, this time avoiding being shoved off the road by the Pro class competition he was embarrassing. Redline driver Jordan Witt finished second and his teammate Jack Falla claimed a much merited third position. If championship’s were won based on livery design, Falla’s Porsche would surely be a shoe-in.
To the Pro-Am2 drivers, some of whom appeared to be confused as to the intentions of the event. Suffice to say that come flag fall, most gravel traps and barriers around the Island layout had had a visit from a member of the class.
Those who didn’t crash were led home by Graeme Mundy, who returned to the class for In2Racing at the weekend. Chris Dockerill also brought his Asset Advantage Race Team car home to a second in class, trailed by Nerijus Dagilis in the Juta Racing machine.
We now have a three week break before the Porsche spares department bonanza, otherwise known as Carrera Cup GB races seven and eight at Croft. Another strong top six result for Stephen Jelley has put him ahead of his Parker teammate Webster in the title tussle, yet both trail Cammish by twenty-seven and thirty-one points respectively. Meadows is yet further back. After Brands Hatch, I said it was a case of Cammish, catch him if you can. Yet two rounds and four races later, the rest of the field still haven’t been able to do so. Yet…
Full results can be found here: http://www.tsl-timing.com/event/152303