Grant takes fight to series leader Johnson
It looked as though usual service would be resumed in the DFDS Yamaha Past Masters, with series leader Anthony Johnson qualifying on pole position, coming off the back of another dominant weekend at Silverstone.
However, he was challenged by former Rookie champion Scott Grant in race one, with the featherweight youngster hanging on to take the win by six hundredths of a second as the pair drag-raced to the line.
Doug Edmondson came out on top in the battle for third, holding off Neil MacQueen. Michael Stanley’s Prentice’s 12th gave him the Clubman win, with Rookie honours going to Alan Wood in 16th.
A downpour prior to race two made for some last minute decisions on tyre choice, with Edmondson and Paul Toland forced to pull in on the warm-up lap having opted for wets. With the race run on a dry track, Johnson and MacQueen battled at the front, before Johnson began to stretch his advantage. A mistake for MacQueen on the last lap assured Johnson of victory, with MacQueen taking second, as Grant took third.
Stanley picked up another 25 points in the Clubman championship in sixth, with Wood’s 11th enough for the Rookie spoils.
Johnson doubled up with a win in race three ahead of Grant and Giles Harwood, but a DNF in race four left MacQueen to take victory. Edmondson took second, bettering Grant, who took third. There were two more Clubman wins for Stanley, with seventh and eighth placed finishes, with Wood and Paul Godbold taking a Rookie win each.