Maximum score concludes title-winning campaign for Lynch

Wigan racer Tony Lynch brought the curtain down on his Autosport International BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship in partnership with Toyo Tires campaign with another maximum score at Croft.

Westhoughton-based Tony made the trip to North Yorkshire having already provisionally secured the Supermodified class title at the wheel of his Lucas Oil Team Geriatric-run Ford KA, and with his eyes on the overall title.

Although his hopes of securing the main crown would ultimately be ended by a stewards decision related to the previous event at Blyton, Tony was able to enjoy another strong showing on track that further showed why he has been the man to beat in the Supermodified class this season.

Recovering from a minor incident in the opening heat of the weekend, Tony secured victory in heat two and then finished second in heat three to put him on the front row of the grid for the point-scoring final.

Battling hard on track with former rival Dave Bellerby, who was racing at Croft in a guest capacity, Tony eventually crossed the line in second spot to secure maximum championship points for the sixth time this season.

It allowed him to confirm his position as Supermodified champion on his return to the BTRDA scene, whilst he also secured second in the overall standings.

“It’s been a strong season for us on track and to have ended the year with a championship title is fantastic,” he said. “Of course it would have been nice if we could have secured the overall crown but it wasn’t to be and congratulations to Luke Constantine on taking the championship.

“I’ve really enjoyed my return to the BTRDA series this season and it’s been a good battle with Patrick Ryan across the year for the Supermodified title. As ever, I’m proud of the way the team has worked tirelessly to allow us to come out on top, and I have to thank them all for the effort they have put in.

“Also a huge thank you to Lucas Oil and all our sponsors for their support because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have been in a position to go out there and fight for a title this season.

“Now we’ll take some time to celebrate our success and decide what we do for the future.”