Nick Jones has won a cracking opening TradeZone GT3/GT4 race at Manfeild. Jones and his Nissan 180SX engaged in a race-long battle with Hayden Gare and his mighty Mini. Gare took the advantage off the line, taking the lead and defending it fiercely.
On the fifth of eight laps, Gare would be overtaken by Jones but the former didn’t give up, sitting close on the rear of his car until the final corner of the race. Just 0.346s would separate them across the line with Toby Annabell coming home a lonely third.
Garry Carswell took fourth place ahead of Andrew Stewart in fifth. Not far behind them was Shane Whitley in sixth with the pole-sitter Ryan Jury, seventh. Richard Wagstaff, Jeff Sharp and Mark Allen rounded out the top ten.