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Power overcomes Snetterton setbacks

Created on 12/09/2017 @ 02:38
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Guilsfield racing driver Ben Power overcame a series of setbacks in the latest round of the MRF National Legends Car Championship to take victory in the final race at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk.

Power, 27, led the championship heading into the two-day meeting, but his car suffered a puncture, a misfire, and then an oil leak.

These setbacks enabled defending champion, John Mickel, to take advantage and regain the lead in the title race with three wins from the six races.

Power, meanwhile, bounced back to dominate the rain-hit final race, and secure his 13th race victory of the season.

“It was a very frustrating weekend,” said Power. “The win was exactly what we needed to bring morale back up after all the bad luck.

“We’ve chipped a bit back in the points with the win, but it’s still very close, and we can’t afford another weekend like that.”

Mickel, a former world champion, now leads the standings with two rounds left.

Provisional points standings: 1 - 04 John Mickel – 5860pts, 2 - 55 Ben Power – 5770pts, 3 - 66 Steve Whitelegg – 4900pts, 4 - 13 Jack Parker – 4790pts, 5 - 51 Paul Simmons – 4385pts.

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.

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