Matt Luff scored an important second win of the 2022 season in the penultimate race of the Milltek Sport civic Cup at Snetterton, taking the Cup class fight to the final round of the year, as Loui Hounsell converted his pole position in the Production class to a win.
Polesitter Dan Thackeray had a slow getaway off the line and was soon passed by Area Motorsport driver Luff for the lead, however, there was drama for points leader Alistair Camp, who made contact at the Wilsons hairpin, which saw him fall to fifth place.
At the end of the first lap, the order was Luff building a lead ahead of Thackeray, Morgan Bailey, Jack Harding, Camp, the returning Bradley Lane, Harvey Caton, Will Redford with Max Edmundson inside the top ten.
David Buky, on his return to the championship made his way ahead of Edmundson to claim the all-important tenth place, which in turn is used as pole position for the second race of the day.
Jack Harding was soon chasing after Camp in fifth place and managed to pass the championship leader for fifth place as Harvey Caton began to close in on the pair as they fought together. Meanwhile, the battle for fourth place became more intense and Camp looked to fight back against Harding, allowing Caton and Lane to close in and make this a four-way battle.
Whilst Luff extended his advantage ahead of Thackeray, Bailey began to lose pace and soon fell into the clutches of the Harding-Camp-Caton-Lane battle, spicing up the last two minutes of the race as the rain continued to pour down on the Norfolk venue.
The championship fight in the Cup Class soon took an unexpected turn as Camp went wide at the Bombhole, losing places in the process. Matt Luff claimed his second win of the year ahead of Dan Thackeray and Morgan Bailey, giving all three title contenders more points as Camp crossed the line in fifth place behind Jack Harding.
Harvey Caton was sixth ahead of Bradley Lane as David Buky and Will Redford complete the top ten places, giving Redford the pole position in the reversed grid race.
Jordan Brennan was eleventh at the flag ahead of Pro alloys Racing guest driver Adam Prebble, as Loui Hounsell claimed the Production class win for the fourth time this season, helping to close down teammate Alfie Jeakins advantage in the points standings.
Owen Hillman was classified in 14th place ahead of another championship returnee Adam Kruger as Jeakins, Mark Hughes, Max Edmundson and Jeff Alden completed the classified finishers.