Andwell’s Nick Halstead brought the curtain down on his title-winning motor racing season with another victory last Saturday.
The recently-crowned Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge Am champion won a special one-hour race at Rockingham’s Super Send-off meeting to mark the final event at the Northamptonshire circuit before it closes for redevelopment.
Nick started from pole position in Class L in the 21-car field and set the fastest lap as he headed home his Fox Motorsport team-mate Matt Konczos by 27 seconds for a one-two finish for the squad.
He also took part in two sprint races for sportscars and GTs in his Ginetta G40 GT5. He qualified fourth in class for the opener and finished third, but opted not to re-start a red-flagged final race amid concerns about the driving standard of rivals as daylight faded.
Nick’s results means he has ended the year with four victories and 12 podiums from 18 races. He plans to announce his intentions for the 2019 season soon.
Nick Halstead said: “It’s always great to win, and to be able to say I was victorious at the final weekend for Rockingham, a circuit where legends of motor racing like Lewis Hamilton, Gil de Ferran and Jason Plato have all triumphed, is a fantastic feeling. The sprint races were a bit frenetic, especially the opener, which started on a damp track, but dried out as time went on, but the one-hour race, with a pitstop in the middle, allowed me to get into a strong rhythm and pull out a gap that I could maintain. Fox did a great job with the car and I’m looking forward to recharging my batteries over the winter and coming back even stronger in 2019.”