Smalley takes race three victory at Snetterton

by Bethonie Waring

Adam Smalley denied Luke Browning a perfect weekend with victory in the final Ginetta Junior race of the weekend.

The championship rivals spent the entire race battling for position, with Smalley running wide on a number of occasions and Browning pushing track limits as he tried to find a way through. The Richardson Racing driver couldn’t quite manage to make a move stick, and had to settle for second.

Browning was handed a five second penalty at the end of the race for exceeding track limits, but the gap back to third meant he didn’t lose position.

Louis Foster, who picked up a 10 place grid penalty for the race, wasted no time climbing up through the order and was quickly on the back of a four car battle for the final podium position. A wide moment for Matt Luff had promoted James Taylor into third, but the rookie had James Hedley and Greg Johnson close on his tail.

A move up the inside at the hairpin allowed Foster to pick off Hedley, before quickly dispatching of Johnson and Taylor.

Foster was able to pull away from Taylor, but couldn’t close the gap to the race leaders and finished almost half a minute behind Browning.

Taylor took fourth ahead of Johnson and Hedley, with Ruben Del Sarte climbing up to seventh from the back end of the grid.

Luff, Finley Green, and Jonny Wilkinson completed the top 10.

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