Ward and Fender dominate X30 at Fulbeck
Gordon Mutch beat Ethan Pitt and Angus Fender to top spot in the timed qualifying list, Fender going onto win both heats and would line up alongside Teddy Pritchard-Williams for the first final grid.
Fender had a lights to flag victory with Pitt behind for the first half, and Mutch for the second half after he recovered from non starting the first heat. Pitt fell back to 5th, behind Oliver Greetham and Pritchard-Williams.
Mutch sprung a surprise by powering into the lead of the second final with Fender hard on his rear bumper. They pulled out a 3s gap on the 3rd place battle where Shane White was leap frogging up from 5th to 3rd, and leaving the rest behind. Harry McQuillan made a late charge up the field to reach 7th whilst Pitt and Ethan Rees traded 4th. With a couple of laps to run, Fender made his move to take the win and has a cushion of 26 points on Pitt.
Josh Collings was quick again, beating Roy Johnson and Jamie Flynn to top TQ spot, then Collings and Johnson each took a heat win. But Collings took a front fairing 10s penalty in his other heat so would have to battle up the order in the first final.
Collings made it to 3rd, passing Johnson whilst ahead Matthew Hirst lost the lead to Brett Ward at the halfway stage, Ward having found good pace overnight.
Ward held the lead all through the second final with Collings falling back from a lead challenge to battle with Scott Mackrell for 2nd. Matt Davies was excluded from 5th for driving standards.
Collings has a slender five-point lead over Mackrell and Ward with Davies falling to 4th in the standings.