Terry regains top spot with ten-point lead

Stock Car Racing at Arlington
Stock Car Racing at Arlington

On yet another sun-soaked evening at Arlington Raceway, it was Darren Terry who shone again in the bangers to climb back to the top of the table.

Motorsport at any level comes down to basic details; how talented is the driver and how reliable is the car. This principle was again in evidence on Wednesday, in Round 5 of the South Coast Hydraulics league.

In the last round, the form book was turned on its head when Rob Barnes and Mark Pope overtook the then joint league leaders Darren Terry and Rob Haines. This week, the roles reversed as Terry and Haines regained first and second positions, with Terry not only regaining top spot but also extending his advantage.

In the first race, he was able to dodge all the carnage around him to take the win, following this up with a solid fifth place.

In a ferocious final race, Terry charged from his position at the back of the grid to take a very promising second place.

Haines, meanwhile, suffered from mechanical problems in the first heat. He bounced back for a spirited top ten finish in the second race and regained ground in the chase for the title taking fourth place in the final.

After these results, the top four are beginning to pull away from the pack. Terry now leads the league with 89 points, with Haines in second on 79 points. Barnes is just a point behind on 78 and Pope is in fourth with 74.

Racing returns to Arlington Raceway on Wednesday evening -First race is at 7.30pm.