Our race driver client Ben Power scored another race victory in the MRF National Legends Car Championship at the Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire, to set up a final-round decider at Brands Hatch.
Ben, aged 27, from Guilsfield, near Welshpool, further boosted his points tally with several high-place finishes in other races. The race win was his 14th of the season.
He also overcame some setbacks – he avoided an accident in race one and had to fight back from last to 11th, while a bad tyre choice in Sunday’s second race saw him finish 9th.
“It was a very mixed weekend,” he said. “The main thing is the title race is still wide open and it will be decided at Brands Hatch – a great venue for the grand finale.”
The final round takes place on November 4th and 5th at Brands Hatch.
Provisional points standings: 1, 04 John Mickel – 6915pts; 2, 55 Ben Power – 6705pts; 3, 66 Steve Whitelegg – 5855; 4, 13 Jack Parker – 5585pts; 5, 51 Paul Simmons – 5055pts.
Legends Car racing originated on the US oval tracks, and the cars have an American look, being 5/8-scale replicas of classic US models. Guttercrest Racing runs a Ford Coupe 1934 replica, with a 1250cc Yamaha motorcycle engine.
With identical cars and the fastest drivers having to start at the back of the grid, there is said to be more overtaking in a single Legends race than in a whole season of Formula 1.
Guttercrest Racing is backed by the family-owned aluminium guttering company Guttercrest, based in Oswestry. The team has further support from award-winning Cardiff-based PR and communications consultancy Weltch Media.