Hoggard takes OKJ Championship lead after Jewiss problems
There are three rounds, the first in Northamptonshire at Whilton Mill, the second at Shenington SuperPrix in July and the last at PF International in September, all to count for the crown. So mistakes in any of the rounds would be punishing.
After being excluded from Qualifying for a rear bumper infringement Kiern Jewiss gave himself a lot of work to do in the heats. Topping that Qualifying was Tom Canning from Jonathan Hoggard and Hoggard won both heats whilst Jewiss recovered to 5th and 4th. From there he unsurprisingly took victory in the first Final, passing Hoggard mid-race after taking a couple of laps to pass Morgan Porter. The latter soon retired whilst Jewiss was kept honest by his team mate Hoggard. Holding onto 3rd for the latter half of the race was Callum Bradshaw.
Final Two saw a massive fight on the opening laps between Jewiss and Bradshaw with the latter taking the lead on lap five. But as Jewiss re-passed the BKC Racing driver for the lead Bradshaw dropped to 5th. Up ahead Hoggard was once again in close pursuit of Jewiss who eventually came off at the last corner in what he said was his own mistake. This left Hoggard to go on to take victory with Mark Kimber producing a fine drive gaining 12 places to inherit 2nd with Axel Charpentier a close 3rd with Bradshaw recovering only to 4th. Other hard chargers included Morgan Porter and Gordon Mutch who gained 13 and 16 places respectively to finish 5th and 6th.