Ace Gordon is just champion

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WINDYGATES F2 stock car ace Gordon Moodie made the long trip to Taunton to contest the English Open Championship.

Gordon’s number seven car was in the second qualifying heat in Somerset and he qualified through for the big race in sixth place.

The grid for the final was formed with the drivers with the highest meeting points average starting at the rear.

This meant Gordon, as the driver with the top average in the sport, started at the very back of the 34-car grid.

The local driver, though, quickly came into his own as he slowly picked off the leaders one by one to move to the front of the pack with five laps to go.

His biggest challenge really was to keep clear of the many crashes which were happening all around the circuit.

Gordon (pictured right)was chased by a yellow grade driver, Ritchie Mead, of Windsor, who was performing well above his roof colour status.

However, there was no stopping the Windygates man and he duly reeled off the remaining laps to win the English Open Championship for the third time.

He was followed home by Ritchie Mead and Cornwall newcomer Ryan Hoskin.

There was also racing the next day but, on this occasion, the flying number seven car had to be content with second place in the feature final behind Ritchie Mead.

However, Moodie did finish off the weekend with a dominating drive to beat 27 other drivers in the All Comers Grand National heat.