After what can only be described as a season full of action packed hard racing, the championship has now been decided, a storming drive all year from Lee Deegan and Mark Grice meant they both entered the season finale with only 1 point separating the two drivers. The championship was decided in Lee’s favour after an impressive drive saw him in P1 over the finish line in Race 1. Unfortunately mark went off the track at Redgate avoiding contact with the very sideways trio of Reason, Dalzell and Deegan.
Despite a fantastic drive, fighting his way back through the pack to finish P4 after drop rounds were taken into account, he was unable to take the battle to Deegan for the championship. However Grice did not give up there and drove a superb second race showing his pace once again finishing in P1 just infront of 2nd place Ballantyne and a very close 3rd place David Buky, just 1.5 seconds covered the flying civics across the line.
Danny Hobson and James Griffith both showing what they can do with fastest laps in each of the races, first James broke the lap record in race 1 and was then pipped for the fastest lap and record in race 2 by Hobson just beating Buky by 500s of a second with a lap time of 1:20.85 on the national layout! Close racing was an understatement! Dan Reason wrapped up 3rd place in the championship with another podium finish, showing great promise in his FN2 for 2018.
Race 1: P1.Lee Deegan P2. Dan Reason P3. Martin Dalzell
Race 2: P1. Mark Gice P2.Jason Ballantyne P3. David Buky
Its been an excitingly close championship for the competitors of the civic cup in 2017, with multiple winners across the 14 races, only 1 second covering the top fifteen at some circuits and all to play for the top spot right up to the final round, Civic cup has certainly not failed to impress this year.
The top 6 drivers from 2017: 1. Lee Deegan, 2. Mark Grice, 3. Daniel Reason, 4. Jason Ballantyne, 5. David Buky, 6. James Griffiths