Craig Lomax and his XtremeRX team headed to the spiritual home of rallycross, Lydden Hill for the annual August Bank Holiday event.
Despite it being the hottest August Bank Holiday on record the Cobra Exhaust backed driver drove with skill and experience to keep his Citroen C2 Super1600 running at the top of the pack while most of the rest of the grid were battling problems with the heat track temperatures were in the upper 30's!
At the end of the three qualifying sessions Lomax was in fifth overall and had secured a front row grid position for his semi final which was easily the faster of the two.
Fourth place in his semi final was enough to see the plucky Yorkshireman line up for the final at the back of the grid. After a frantic six laps Lomax crossed the line in fifth place and third in class.
With this consistent performance in testing conditions now sees the Powermaxed supported driver sitting at the top of the Super1600 championship with his nearest challenger 37 points behind him. He is also sitting in second place in the Supernational Championship.
The championship heads back to Pembrey in South Wales for round 6 over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September. Track action gets underway at 09:30.
Craig Lomax, #24:
"I love racing here (Lydden) its one of my favourite tracks, but the heat today was something else, the team worked so hard keeping Sabrina running in the heat, the cars reliability is testament to that. I cannot thank them and all my sponsors enough, hopefully we can keep that going now and bring home the championship"