Camp takes win number five in lights to flag victory at Brands Hatch

Alistair Camp stayed ahead of a late-race challenge from Jamie Tonks to take his fifth Cup Class win of the year in the first Milltek Sport Civic Cup race at Brands Hatch as Mervyn Beckett took his fourth win of the season in the Production Class.

Camp made a clean start to stay ahead of Rob Butler, Jamie Tonks, Matt Luff, Ben Sharpe and Philip Wright as the field ran into Paddock Hill Bend, however, Luff soon fell down the order as he ran wide and fell to sixth place on the opening laps

As Camp stayed in the lead in the early stages, Tonks soon began to close in on Butler and three laps in there was contact between the two into Paddock Hill Bend which saw Butler out wide and lose places to Sharpe, Wright and Luff as he rejoined in sixth place.

There was an exciting mid-race scrap as David Bukey held seventh place ahead of Max Edmundson and Morgan Bailey with Bailey getting ahead late in the race.

The fight for the lead closed in during the latter stages as Tonks chased down Camp, with the gap being as close as seven-tenths of a second before it extended back out to a second with traffic playing its part.

Camp stayed on for win number five of the season with Tonks taking second place ahead of Sharpe who completed the podium, with Wright fending off Luff for a late-race charge on fourth place.

Buky was sixth across the line with Butler, Bailey Edmundson and George Alp-Williams completing the top ten places.

Production class honours were another close affair that saw Mervyn Beckett pass pole-sitter Alfie Threlfall for the lead early on and then go on top stay out in front to take his fourth win of the year.

Behind the early fight for the lead, Harry Threlfall held on to third place ahead of Rhys Lewis and Nick Charlier, before making the move on brother Alfie for second place in the early stages.

The order stabilised quite quickly into the race with Beckett maintaining his lead as Alfie Threlfall moved past Harry for second place and then stayed in touch with Beckett as he tried to close in.

Mid-race, Charlier fell down the order, allowing Lewis and Mark Hughes into the top five, with Matthew Stenning and Simon Welch moving ahead of Charlier.

Despite a late-race challenge from Alfie Threlfall, Beckett stayed ahead for the win with Lewis taking third place as Stenning crossed the line in fourth as Harry Threlfall fell to finish the race in fifth place ahead of Charlier.

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