Storming Weekend for Power Maxed Racing at Donington Park

Storming Weekend for Power Maxed Racing at Donington Park

The 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visited Donington Park for the second meeting of the season and Power Maxed Racing left the Midlands in good spirits after a very positive weekend.

The pair of Chevrolet Cruze Saloons chalked up a trio of top-10 finishes in the three races on Sunday.

Race one saw Josh Cook and Dave Newsham start 6th and 10th respectively, the highest starting positions of the season so far, and both got a great start.

Cook raced well, but the longevity of the super-soft tire caused him to succumb to pressure later in the race. Newsham kept pushing to finish a season-best 6th position with Josh Cook just outside the top ten in 13th.

The grid for race two is set by the driver’s fastest lap in race one, Newsham started 9th and Cook started in 13th. Cook put in some seasoned overtakes to climb the field and finish in a career-best 7th with Newsham finishing in 11th.

Josh Cook benefited from the luck of the draw as his number was pulled from the hat for the reverse grid and started race three on pole.

Following a battle in the early stages of the race, he slipped off the track and lost a couple of places before managing to re-join. After challenging to regain the places, he ultimately crossed the line in 7th, clinching the Jack Sears Trophy honours for this round.

Dave Newsham, however, had a race to forget, failing to finish after a collision in the mid-stages.

Adam Weaver, Team Principal commented, “Another great weekend for Power Maxed Racing. It is yet further confirmation that we have the right formula and I’m confident that the team will keep performing well and providing both drivers with great cars that have the ability to win races.”

The BTCC continues on May 9th and 10th when the championship visits Thruxton. Full television coverage can be found on ITV4.

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