Lewis Brown brought his three year spell in the Ginetta Junior Championship to a close with a long-awaited second win of the season at Brands Hatch last weekend.
The HHC Motorsport ace saved his best ever Junior meeting for the very end, converting second position in qualifying into a pair of top two race finishes.
Brown was in the thick of some thrilling racing at the front across both races, slotting into the lead at Surtees in the opener straight after a brief early safety car period.
The 17 year old would hold the lead for the majority of the race, however on the final tour he would be deprived in a photo-finish, losing out to Stuart Middleton by just 0.062s.
Brown wouldn’t be beaten twice however, renewing his battle with Middleton in the second encounter, though they didn’t have it their own way with Harry King also in the fight.
All three men led at various stages, but a move down the inside at Clearways with two laps to go would be decisive for Brown as he remained in front to the flag.
The win was his second of the season, the first coming at Donington Park back in April, and means he ends his Junior tenure with a total of twelve outright podium finishes to his name.
“It’s been a while since Donington Park, so I’m delighted to get another win. I knew we had the pace, but the race was just carnage. Every lap that you thought you could get away, they just closed you back up and you couldn’t get clear,” said Brown.
“I knew I had to defend hard in the final few laps and it was one of the hardest races of the season without a doubt. Even if I didn’t get the win I would have still been happy as it was a really enjoyable race, but the win just makes it that bit better.
“Three years has been a long time in the Juniors so I’m a bit emotional to bring that time to an end, but I’m looking forward to a new challenge next season, driving something a little bit faster, hopefully in this paddock.”