Whereas Slater has dominated Ginetta Junior this season, Clarke has been the undisputed star of the Clubmans Sports activities Prototype class and scored one other two triumphs in his Phantom PR22 at Oulton Park, his lead virtually 40 seconds every time.
Not solely do these successes slim the hole to Slater, however in addition they propel Clarke again to second every week after dropping behind Lucas Romanek.
It was a uncommon weekend with out Romanek being in Components Ford 1600 motion and McLeish relegated him one other place as he additionally picked up two wins.
Having loved loads of glory within the Scottish Legends sequence, McLeish entered his native spherical of the British Touring Automotive-supporting Elite Cup contest at Knockhill and continued his robust type. He additionally strikes up one spot on the leaderboard.
Behind Romanek, in fifth place is one other driver to maneuver up one place as Aidan Hills achieved a Mazda MX-5 Supercup win at Cadwell Park. However it was simply the one victory this time for Hills, who was narrowly defeated within the opener.
One other MX-5 conqueror was Steve Foden, who twice topped the Mk1 championship to leap two locations into sixth.
Stewart Place scored a hat trick of wins at Snetterton
Photograph by: Richard Kinds
Different common frontrunners so as to add to their totals final weekend embrace Junior Saloons pacesetter Daire Flock (two wins at Croft ship him from fifteenth to ninth) and BTCC title contender Jake Hill (up from twenty seventh to thirteenth).
One driver to provisionally seal a championship was Traditional Inventory Hatch star Stewart Place, after netting one other three wins in his Peugeot 205 at Snetterton. The hat trick means he additionally climbs 27 locations to fifteenth.
Additional improvers inside the highest 20 are Dan Silvester (a Snetterton Sizzling Hatch success sends him from twenty third to seventeenth) and Ash Sutton’s Knockhill BTCC win strikes him from twenty fifth to twentieth.
Two locations additional again is Mini Problem grasp Dan Zelos, who gained twice in Scotland and is now essentially the most profitable driver by way of wins in sequence historical past. He additionally jumps up 17 spots within the rankings.
Autosport’s most profitable nationwide racers up to now in 2023
|Pos||Driver (Automotive)||General wins||Class wins||Whole|
|1||Freddie Slater (Ginetta G40 Junior)||16||0||16|
|2||James Clarke (Phantom PR22)||14||0||14|
|3||Ryan McLeish (Legends Ford Coupe)||14||0||14|
|4||Lucas Romanek (Van Diemen JL13)||13||0||13|
|5||Aidan Hills (Mazda MX-5 Mk3/Ginetta G40 GT5)||12||1||13|
|6||Steve Foden (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||12||0||12|
|7||Michael Cullen (Uncooked Stryker/Ford Fiesta ST/Austin Mini Cooper S)||12||0||12|
|8||Ravi Ramyead (Ginetta G56 GTA)||11||0||11|
|9||Daire Flock (Citroen Saxo VTR)||10||0||10|
|10||Jason West (BMW M3 E46)||10||0||10|
|11||Luke Reade (Ginetta G56 GT4)||10||0||10|
|12||Elliot Lettis (Peugeot 107)||9||0||9|
|13||Jake Hill (BMW 330e M Sport/Nissan Primera GT/Ford Capri III 3.0S)||9||0||9|
|14||Stewart Black (Legends Ford Coupe)||9||0||9|
|15||Stewart Place (Peugeot 205 GTI)||9||0||9|
|16||Peter Barrable (Legends Ford Coupe)||7||2||9|
|17||Dan Silvester (Toyota MR2 Mk2/Honda Civic)||3||6||9|
|18||Mathieu Gauthier-Thornton (Phantom P94)||0||9||9|
|19||James Lay (Radical SR3)||8||0||8|
|20||Ash Sutton (Ford Focus ST)||8||0||8|
|21||Graham Fennymore (Reynard SF81)||8||0||8|
|22||Dan Zelos (Mini Cooper JCW)||8||0||8|
|23||Andrew Graham (Triumph TR8/MGB)||8||0||8|
|24||Tom Mills (Tatuus F4-TO14)||8||0||8|
|25||Nick White (Ginetta G56 GTA)||8||0||8|
|26||Gordon Duncan (Radical PR6)||7||1||8|
|27||Jonathan Lovell (Porsche Boxster S)||7||1||8|
|28||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||2||6||8|
|29||Freddie Chiddicks (Caterham 7 270R)||7||0||7|
|30||Horatio Fitz-Simon (Lotus 22/Lotus Elan/Lotus Elan 26R)||6||1||7|
|31||Stuart Waite (BMW M3 E36)||6||1||7|
|32||Mike Jordan (Mini Se7en)||6||1||7|
|33||Callum Grant (Merlyn Mk20A)||6||1||7|
|34||Bryan Bransom (BMW M3 E46)||5||2||7|
|35||Mike Williamson (Mitsubishi Evo 4)||2||5||7|
|36||Graham Moore (GMS Fireblade)||2||5||7|
|37||Theo Micouris (Radical SR1)||0||7||7|
|38||David Drinkwater (BMW Compact)||0||7||7|
|39||Marcus Pett (Legends Ford Coupe)||6||0||6|
|40||Matty Cobb (Volkswagen Beetle)||6||0||6|
|41||Colin Turkington (BMW 330e M Sport/BMW M3 E36 Evo/BMW M3 E30)||6||0||6|
|42||Lewis Smith (Mercedes SLK)||6||0||6|
|43||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||6||0||6|
|44||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2n)||6||0||6|
|45||Ben Quick (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||6||0||6|
|46||Samuel Harrison (Brabham BT21B)||6||0||6|
|47=||Neil Fowler (MGB GTV8)||6||0||6|
|47=||Steve McDermid (MG ZR 170/MG ZR 190)||6||0||6|
|49||Andy Southcott (MG Midget Lenham)||6||0||6|
|50||Neven Kirkpatrick (Tremendous Mighty Mini)||6||0||6|
All automobile races in UK and Eire are included besides qualification/repechage, comfort and handicap races. No races in different nations.
Class wins are solely counted when there are not less than six starters within the class. Solely courses divided by automobile traits are included. Courses divided by driver traits reminiscent of capacity, skilled standing, age, and expertise (for instance rookie or Professional-Am courses) aren’t included. Every race counts solely as soon as, so an total winner’s class win shouldn’t be added.
The place there’s a tie, total wins take priority. The place there’s nonetheless a tie, the typical grid dimension for a driver’s wins determines the order.