The 5Club Racing MEV MX150R Series was in action at Croft within the 750 Motor Club Sports Specials field and Chris Lovett was the man to beat posting the fastest two times in qualifying to ensure he was at the front from the get go!
A nice clean getaway from Lovett left Kevin Dengate and Stewart Mutch battling for second spot. Mutch had the jump on Dengate and led through Hawthorn but a lift through the chicane saw Dengate launch past on the straight.
Lovett was a runaway winner in Race 1, having spent most of the race hustling the faster Sports Specials cars as he finished just outside the top.
The grid lined up the same as race 1 with only Potter and Sylvia Mutch swapping places. A blistering start from Clark was quickly reigned back in when he spotted the green flag being waved. All was set for an exciting race 2!
Clarke made a good start with Griffin hanging on close through the first lap but the extra power on the straights made short work of Griffin and pulled out a comfortable 10 second gap by the end of the race.
Lovett crossed the line well ahead of second place Mutch to claim his second victory of the weekend with Dengate less than a second behind Mutch in third.
Check out Motors TV on the June 11th for coverage of race 2 prior to heading to Lincolnshire’s version of the Nürburgring on June 20-21st.
Words: Joshua Barrett and Stewart Mutch
Pictures: Jonathan Elsey (www.jonelseyphotography.photoshelter.com)