Rising star Luke Browning made the ideal start to the second half of the Ginetta Junior Championship season with a stunning double success at Snetterton.
Luke went into the weekend keen to try and close in on the point’s leader Adam Smalley and qualified just behind his rival on the grid for the opening race of the weekend at the Norfolk circuit.
Fighting with Smalley and Louis Foster throughout the race, Luke ran right at the sharp end of the field and was in the ideal position to wrap up a fifth win of the year with the rival pair came together on the penultimate lap.
Luke also posted the fastest lap by more than half a second.
Once again the quickest driver on track in the second race of the weekend, Luke quickly hit the front in the opening stages and was able to keep Smalley at bay for win number six – taking further points out of the championship leader in the process.
The final race of the weekend would see Luke starting on pole position, although he dropped behind Smalley at the start when the lights went out.
From there, the pair would thrill the watching crowds as they went wheel-to-wheel on track – lapping more than two seconds a lap quicker than anyone else as they charged away at the front.
Despite briefly getting ahead on the track, Luke was eventually forced to settle for the runner-up slot although he picked up the biggest points haul of the weekend and now sits second in the standings.
“I’m really pleased with the way the weekend has gone,” he said. “I’m happy, the team is happy and we’ve put some good points on the board so there is no reason to complain.
“We had luck on our side a little bit in the opening race with what happened to the guys ahead, although we showed we had the quickest car, and then the second race I was comfortable out front from the moment the lights went out.
“In race three I tried my best to find a way through but Adam drove well to defend in those conditions and we had to settle for second. It’s good points on the board, which are key for the championship, and we’ll aim to repeat it next time out at Rockingham.”