February 12, 2023

Hagberg wins penultimate round of EWS

Alexander Hagberg has won the fourth & penultimate round of the Essex Winter Series.  The Swede continued Xray’s winning streak in the popular indoor British based series as he became the third different winner of the current season on a guest appearance at the Deanes Sports Centre.  In qualifying it was Xray team-mate Harley Eldridge who got out of the blocks first as she topped the opening qualifier.  Hagberg got up to speed by Q2 to take control, and secured pole position.  In the Final, Alexander had a unchallenged lights-to-flag win, whilst behind some close racing led to some side-by-side action, allowing Schumacher’s Chris Grainger to take second from reigning champion, & winner of the previous two rounds.

In the Stock class, it was business as usual for Zak Finlay, who took command of Qualifying and led every lap of the final.  Billy Fletcher was his closest challenger and looked like he could challenge early in the final, but Zak pulled away and Billy had to settle for second.  Ricky Copsey made the best start and moved from sixth on the grid up to third on lap 1, and held that to the end.

Front Wheel Drive was a three way battle in both Qualifying and the Final between Shane Chipolina, Nathan Parker and Adam Southgate.  Shane secured pole, but it was Adam who came through to win a very close final, with Nathan taking second and Shane third.

In Junior-E, James Snashall was the man to beat, as he took pole position and won the final.  Harry Woron managed to secure second on the grid after some close fights with Chloe Snashall, and the Final ended up with the finishing order the same as the grid.

Source: EWS [ewsevents.co.uk]


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