The Method Ford 1600 frontrunner’s season had threatened to unravel after he was given a 30-day ban for an off-track incident at Silverstone on the finish of September, however he returned to successful methods within the United FF1600 class at Manufacturers Hatch, topping each races.
That double victory has taken him from fifth to fourth on the leaderboard and brings his 2023 tally to 16 wins, only one shy of Michael Cullen – who moved into first the previous week.
Nonetheless, Romanek isn’t the one one transferring to inside one win of Cullen as Dan Silvester additionally twice succeeded in Scorching Hatch at Silverstone to maneuver up two locations into fifth.
However the reality the overwhelming majority of his wins have been class triumphs reasonably than total glory explains why he is behind Romanek.
Subsequent up is Aidan Hills, who stays sixth regardless of successful one of many Miata Trophy Mazda MX-5 contests at Manufacturers Hatch. Had he made it a double, he too would’ve joined Romanek and Silvester in transferring to 16 wins.
Additional again within the desk, there’s far much less motion because the nationwide racing season continues to wind down, and it’s a must to go all the way in which all the way down to twenty sixth place to search out the subsequent improver.
That’s Radical Cup UK champion James Lay, who was a part of the successful scratch crew of the Birkett Relay at Silverstone. His tenth win of the yr permits him to leap up 9 spots.
Photograph by: Mick Walker
One other change inside the highest 50 this week is courtesy of David Drinkwater, who returns to the leaderboard after twice topping Scorching Hatch Class C at Silverstone in his BMW Compact to web a fifth consecutive title and transfer into thirty fifth.
Additionally having fun with some success at Silverstone, this time in Bikesports, was Charles Corridor and he strikes into forty third.
Autosport’s most profitable nationwide racers thus far in 2023
|Pos||Driver (Automobile)||Total wins||Class wins||Complete|
|1||Michael Cullen (Uncooked Stryker/Ford Fiesta ST/Austin Mini Cooper S/Lotus Cortina)||16||1||17|
|2||Ryan McLeish (Legends Ford Coupe)||16||0||16|
|3||Freddie Slater (Ginetta G40 Junior)||16||0||16|
|4||Lucas Romanek (Van Diemen JL13)||16||0||16|
|5||Dan Silvester (Toyota MR2 Mk2/Honda Civic)||5||11||16|
|6||Aidan Hills (Mazda MX-5 Mk3/Ginetta G40 GT5)||14||1||15|
|7||James Clarke (Phantom PR22)||14||1||15|
|8||Daire Flock (Citroen Saxo VTR)||13||0||13|
|9||Ravi Ramyead (Ginetta G56 GTA)||13||0||13|
|10||Callum Grant (Merlyn Mk20A/Van Diemen RF91)||12||1||13|
|11||Steve Foden (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||12||0||12|
|12||Ash Sutton (Ford Focus ST)||12||0||12|
|13||Stewart Black (Legends Ford Coupe)||12||0||12|
|14||Luke Reade (Ginetta G56 GT4)||12||0||12|
|15||Nick White (Ginetta G56 GTA)||12||0||12|
|16||Jonathan Lovell (Porsche Boxster S)||11||1||12|
|17||Elliot Lettis (Peugeot 107)||11||0||11|
|18||Graham Fennymore (Reynard SF81)||11||0||11|
|19||Jake Hill (BMW 330e M Sport/Nissan Primera GT/Ford Capri III 3.0S)||11||0||11|
|20||Steve McDermid (MG ZR 170/MG ZR 190)||11||0||11|
|21||Jason West (BMW M3 E46)||11||0||11|
|22||Matthew Hyde (AHS Dominator)||10||1||11|
|23||Bryan Bransom (BMW M3 E46)||9||2||11|
|24||Peter Barrable (Legends Ford Coupe)||9||2||11|
|25||Mathieu Gauthier-Thornton (Phantom P94)||0||11||11|
|26||James Lay (Radical SR3)||10||0||10|
|27||Dan Zelos (Mini Cooper JCW)||10||0||10|
|28||Andrew Graham (Triumph TR8/MGB)||10||0||10|
|29||Tom Mills (Tatuus F4-TO14)||10||0||10|
|30||Steven Larkham (Radical PR6)||10||0||10|
|31||Phil Wright (Honda Civic EP3)||10||0||10|
|32||Samuel Harrison (Brabham BT21B/Reynard SF79/Brabham BT5)||9||1||10|
|33||Gordon Duncan (Radical PR6)||9||1||10|
|34||Scott Parkin (Volkswagen Golf TDI/Audi TTCR)||2||8||10|
|35||David Drinkwater (BMW Compact)||0||10||10|
|36||Andrew Younger (MGC GT)||0||10||10|
|37||Freddie Chiddicks (Caterham 7 270R)||9||0||9|
|38||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2n)||9||0||9|
|39||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||9||0||9|
|40||Stephen Berry (Mini Cooper S)||9||0||9|
|41||Neil Fowler (MGB GTV8)||9||0||9|
|42||Stewart Place (Peugeot 205 GTI)||9||0||9|
|43||Charles Corridor (Mittell MC-41R)||9||0||9|
|44||Jordan Kelly (Van Diemen RF06)||9||0||9|
|45||Cameron Fenton (International GT Gentle)||5||4||9|
|46||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||2||7||9|
|47||Graham Moore (GMS Fireblade)||2||7||9|
|48||Theo Micouris (Radical SR1)||0||9||9|
|49||Joe Jessup (Honda Civic Kind R)||8||0||8|
|50||Stuart Bliss (Toyota Aygo)||8||0||8|
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 a minimum of six starters within the class. Solely courses divided by automobile traits are included. Lessons divided by driver traits akin to means, skilled standing, age, expertise (for instance rookie or Professional-Am courses) should not included. Every race counts solely as soon as, so an total winner’s class win isn’t added.
The place there’s a tie, total wins take priority. The place there’s nonetheless a tie, common grid measurement for a driver’s wins determines the order.