Farnsfield racer Jon Mortimer is Donington Park record-breaker

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FARNSFIELD racer Jon Mortimer took a win and a second place, as well as breaking a track record time to enter the history books, in a great weekend in the Avon Tyres Caterham Tracksport Championship at Donington Park.

With five different winners from just six races and the lead trio just one point apart, competition was very close.

After rain on Friday and a part dry qualifying session on Saturday morning, Mortimer ended up 10th, giving him 10th position on the grid for the first race on Saturday afternoon.

But fortune turned in his favour and, within a few laps, the McMillan Motorsport driver had established himself in the lead pack.

A mixture of positions through those laps continued, but Mortimer was now firmly in the hunt for the trophies and a podium finish.

Mortimer bided his time, finally pouncing in the run to Macleans on the last lap and held position to the flag for victory.

Race two on Sunday, saw Jon take pole position from his win on Saturday.

A mechanical third gear problem saw Mortimer stranded shortly on the start line but he finally managed to engage gears and started near the back.

An early halt saw the safety car deployed after a shunt into the type wall, and a few laps under this saw the pack bunch together, giving Mortimer a chance.

Following the restart, fellow Aussie racer Kurt Brady scampered off into the lead, leaving the rest to argue over the scraps.

Mortimer asserted his authority with an audacious move around the outside of James Needham into Redgate, dropping him to the third, albeit briefly.

Mortimer made the move stick into Goddards, helped by a wheel-thumping frustrated Needham missing a gear on the exit.

The order remained unchanged at the flag, Mortimer finishing second for another podium finish and more silverware to collect.

Mortimer now leads the points table with a six-point advantage over David Robinson from High Wycombe.