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Double Mini Max win for Glear.

Adam Glear scooped both Mini Max victories in rounds five and six of the Formula Kart Stars Championship at Glan Y Gors.
Adam Glear inflicted two last gasp defeats on Whilton Mill double winner George Russell in rounds five and six of the 2010 Formula Kart Stars Championship to take a narrow points lead ahead of the second half of the season.

Wavertree Motorsport driver Glear and Strawberry Racing's Russell were the class of the field all weekend, setting the fastest times in both timed qualifying sessions and winning all the heats and both finals between them.

With the sun shining over the undulating 1100-metre North Wales circuit on Saturday Russell had the edge over his rivals for most of the day. The reigning MSA Cadet Champion beat Glear by six hundredths to pole position and then led all bar the first lap of heat one en-route to a double victory.

On both occasions Glear was Russell's closest rival, never more than a second behind with Jay Goodwin picking up a pair of third place finishes.

Russell swept into the lead at the start of the 21-lap final with Goodwin initially grabbing second from Glear. It took Glear several laps to get ahead of Goodwin by which time Russell was nearly a second up the road. But Glear managed to stabilise the gap and as the race entered its second half Glear began to close in.

Coming down the hill towards the Carousel on lap 19 Glear made his move, ducking to the inside and taking the lead. For the next two laps Russell tried everything to usurp Glear but Glear remained steadfast and took his second win of the season by just two tenths of a second.

Goodwin completed his day with another third place, just holding off Brett Ward and Bobby Thompson with Welsh Champion Sam Marsh in sixth.

Sunday's weather was a stark contrast to Saturday's with high winds and rain lashing the circuit for the heats before drying out for the finals.

Russell was once again quickest in qualifying from Ward and Jack Mitchell with Glear fourth and Goodwin seventh but then the weather turned and Glear moved into a class of his own.

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