The second round of Season 7 of the Monday Night Lights series has been run and won. Barber Motorsports Park hosted round two with an amazing field turning out for the event. With a Strength of Field topping 3,200, the race took out the title of strongest field of the week. The action was commensurate with the skill of the drivers on display.
Ludwig Ghidi made a welcome return to the series and snared a hotly contested pole position from the top local driver Ben Furhoff just .03 behind with Stuart Vaughan, a new driver to the series just a single one thousandth behind Furhoff in third. With a great mixture of familiar faces and new drivers on the grid perhaps the most notable outcome of the two lap qualifying run was Enzo Canta, who could only manage 8th position after not being able to get the track time needed during the week to put himself further up the grid.
From the fall of the green flag Ghidi established a commanding lead with Furhoff and Vaughan fighting it out for the podium positions with Chris Forbes. A coming together in the early laps between these two saw Vaughan have to limp his damaged car around to the pits ending his shot at the higher positions.
The real action though was in the midfield with a hard charging Canta battling it out with the likes of Kevin Henderson, Chris Forbes and Colin Suttie. There was action a plenty throughout the field with drivers putting on a fantastic display and plenty for the viewers to take in. Henderson had a night to remember with several incidents with fellow competitiors, including Suttie, Canta, Alex McKellar and Mick Grey. In and amongst all that action, Henderson was still able to bring his battered machine home in 5th place.
There were too many stories to tell in words out of this race. I think it best to let the video below tell the story as best it can. It was a great field that made for a great race. Thanks to one and all for turning out and making it another fantastic event!