Britcar Production Cup, former British GT Champion and British Touring Car race winner Mike Jordan heads straight to the top of the Sunoco GRAND-AM 200 Challenge leader board after a race win, pole and fastest lap points at Silverstone this weekend.
The GRAND-AM Challenge kicked off this weekend with Britcar racing at Silverstone and a Dunlop Production Touring Car (PTC) double header at Oulton Park.
Mike Jordan and Nigel Ainge took the Production Cup win in Class Two with their Eurotech Honda Integra . Jordan also took the extra points available for fastest lap and pole position giving him the lead in the Challenge.
"It's a great start for us," said Jordan. "Britcar Production looks strong for this year and with 30 cars on the grid for the first race it is only set to get Bigger! The race ran surprisingly smoothly for us - especially being Nigel's first time on the grand prix circuit. The Seat of Black/Bailye gained a fair gap on us but I gave good chase and managed to catch up with it - I've been racing for a long time! It was great to take the chequered flag and I'm hoping our luck will continue for the season."
Hot on his heels are the Richard Abra/Mark Poole from Britcar Production who took the win in their class. In addition to the Production Cup Abra/Poole have a car in the Britcar Endurance Championship and are also competing in the Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge.
Joseph Girling from the PTC put in a fantastic stint in the first race starting from pole and went on to take the win as well as the fastest lap. All was looking well for race 2 until Girling had problems with the gearbox of his Vauxhall Astra and was forced to retire.
With Steve Johnson also having to sit out race 2 this meant there were only 6 cars on the grid and only 60% of points could be awarded, leaving the Britcar guys to take control of the leader board and dominate the top 5 standings.
The next point scoring race is for F3 Cup racers at their opening round Easter Monday. With last year's winner Aaron Steele winning the Challenge from the series, the pressure is on for the F3 Cup racers.