Ollie Jackson takes second win as five-way showdown set up
Ollie Jackson took his second career win in the BTCC as the final race at Snetterton set up a five-way title showdown in the season finale next month.
Chris Smiley had started from pole in his Hyundai but was beaten away from the line by Jackson and Adam Morgan, with the lead pair quickly looking to break away from the Northern Irishman.
Jackson would then lead the race from start-to-finish despite the best efforts of Morgan to get ahead as the race went on, with the Motorbase man holding on despite huge pressure in the closing stages to take a second win of the campaign.
The big drama would come behind amongst the championship contenders, with Rory Butcher looking well set to take a vital third place having cleared Smiley on the third lap.
However, the Scot was chased down in the closing laps by Tom Ingram, who had taken advantage of a frenetic battle in the midfield to get himself up into fourth.
On the final lap, Ingram made a move through Coram and slight contact with Butcher saw the Ford go onto the grass before slamming into the side of the Toyota as it came back across the track at Murrays.
That meant points leader Colin Turkington suddenly climbed into third spot to finish ahead of his title rivals, having come through the chaos in the pack from tenth on the grid with Ash Sutton behind in fourth having lost vital ground whilst trying to pass Smiley.
Butcher took fifth spot despite the last lap incident ahead of Cammish, who was involved in a mid-race clash with Smiley that saw the Hyundai spin off track, with Josh Cook and Ingram rounding out the top eight.
Turkington now takes a nine point lead over Sutton to the Brands Hatch finale, with Cammish, Ingram and Butcher still in contention.