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Guilsfield racer powers to the top

Created on 27/04/2017 @ 07:27
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Guilsfield racer Ben Power has moved to the top of the MRF National Legends Car Championship after winning three races in a two-day meeting at Anglesey Circuit.

Power, 27, won the opening heat on the first day, he went on to win the first race on day two and concluded the weekend with victory in the final.

He had a lucky escape in race two on Saturday, when another driver, Mick Mercer, lost his brakes and hit Power’s front wheel – catapulting Mercer’s car into the air, and leaving Power to complete the race with a bent steering arm and a buckled wheel.

“Apart from that incident and one or two other minor issues, it was one of my best racing weekends ever,” said Power. “Great weather – and almost everything went right for us.

“We had good pace all weekend, and the next round is at Cadwell Park. I really like it there, the Legends haven’t been there for a few years and neither have I so I’m really looking forward to it. We’ll go there with a positive frame of mind, see what we can do.”

Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire hosts the next round on May 13/14.

Guttercrest Racing is backed by the family-owned aluminium guttering company Guttercrest, based in Oswestry. The team has further support from award-winning Cardiff-based PR and communications consultancy Weltch Media.

Provisional MRF Legends Cars National Championship Points:

1st Ben Power, 2010pts; 2nd John Mickel, 1980pts; 3rd Steve Whitelegg, 1765pts;

4th Paul Simmons, 1700pts; 5th Jack Parker, 1540pts; 6th Miles Rudman, 1385pts.

PICTURE: Ben Power avoids the spectacular incident when Mick Mercer’s car was thrown into the air in front of him at Anglesey.

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