NATIONAL Endurance front-runners Cunnington Racing scored victory at Cadwell this weekend after a thrilling battle that went down to the very last lap.
The champions-elect, headed by David Hall and Liam Murtagh for Round 7, clawed back over a minute in the last 10 laps to notch up victory as the trio of Carl Stevens, Luke Hopkins and Bruce Wilson fell short with the win in sight.
ADSS’ Craig Watson and Chris Platt grabbed the early lead and took control for the first 30 laps before On It’s leading Clubman crew hit the front.
Stevens, Hopkins and Wilson’s squad then took over and led all the way until the penultimate lap, where Cunnington was closing with over six seconds a lap in the changing conditions.
And with just a handful of bends remaining, the series leaders finally hit the front and scorched to the flag to win by over six seconds, with Pertemps Network’s Gaz Evans and Jane Nixon bagging third overall and the National 600 spoils.
Over 20sec further back was Team XG’s Verwey brothers, while Clubman 600 championship favourites Jonny Panter and Rob Simpson lifted the C6 class trophy for RJS Superbike.
A mere two seconds behind were Clubman 1000 winners On It Racing as Andrew Stockdale, Mark Bridger and Lee Devonport extended their series advantage.
After their lone competitors suffered a DNF, GBmoto Endurance’s Max Smith-Halvoren, Kasey Wyatt and Elliot Lodge came home first of the Twins runners on their Minitwins in 10th overall.
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