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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Dan stretches his lead in chase for the title

STOCKSFIELD’S Dan Clark is sitting pretty at the top of the MSA British Superkart leaderboard after six rounds.

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Cousins Dan and Stephen Clark are in close contention on the track

The Tyne Valley driver moved into pole position in the championships after a win and second place apiece at both Silverstone and Anglesey saw him open up a 47 point cushion.

In the opening race at Silverstone, Clark set the fastest lap for the 250cc Nationals and pulled away from the opposition as he collected maximum points to head the MSA Championship.

He crossed the line in second behind his cousin Stephen, from Ryton, who is impressing at the summit of the F450 Clubman Challenge.

While Stephen again won his category on race two, Dan settled for second as he was unable to overtake rival Gavin Bennett despite a strong fight back.

Clark went into the opening round at Anglesey full of confidence, and he managed to collect the win in dramatic fashion.

In third as the laps started to run out, he overtook the two leaders and staved off their attentions to cross in first place.

The second race, round six of the championships, Clark led away from Bennett but was overtaken on the opening lap. The two became embroiled in a battle for top honours, with Clark pipped in his Redspeed Honda as his rival claimed the UK Cup for winning the event.

Despite finishing second, Clark has a healthy lead at the top of the rankings and is confident in holding on to it.

Meanwhile, the trip to Anglesey was another successful one for Stephen Clark who claimed two wins in his class.

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