The British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy got under way at Lydden Hill at the weekend.
Adisham’s Tristan Ovenden (Citroen DS3) was sixth in Saturday’s race, with 2007 title winner Ollie O’Donovan and six-time champion Julian Godfrey ahead in the battle for best of the rest outside the podium places.
However a broken suspension forced Ovenden to retire from Monday’s second race.
Bristol’s Oliver Bennett (BMW Mini RX) claimed his maiden rallycross win on Saturday and held off defending champion Derek Tohill for a Bank Holiday double.
In the supporting races, Ovenden’s son, Will, has his sights set on Junior RX title glory this season and finished in a strong second place in Saturday’s opening round behind Max Langmaid. However on Monday he had a day to forget after a qualifying clash with Langmaid meant neither finished Q1, before his engine blew with less than a lap to go in the race.
Faversham’s Max Weatherley took victory in Monday’s Swift Sport class after he was forced to settle for second in Saturday’s race.
Despite topping qualifying, Weatherley was beaten in race one after Luke Constantine avoided the first corner action to run clear at the front of the order.
Tenterden’s Nick Swift and Ashford’s Terry Moore both excelled in the Retro Rallycross Championship.
On Monday Swift (Austin Mini) successfully returned to rallycross for the first time in several decades to hold off a strong challenge from Steve Cozens (Citroen AX) - in the same Mini Moore had driven to second in Saturday’s opening round.
The next round is at Pembury on May 14-15, with Lydden Hill hosting the season finale on November 5-6.