SWINDON’S Lucas Romanek claimed back-to-back wins at Snetterton in the National and United Formula Ford Championships.

Romanek has now taken the lead in the National series and extend his overall lead in the United competition thanks to a series of podium finishes.

Romanek, racing for Oldfield Motorsport, has enjoyed a superb start to the Formula Ford season, with wins at Donington, Silverstone, Oulton Park, and now Snetterton.

The Swindon talent has achieved a podium finish in every race so far this year in both championships, with five wins in a row in the United series as well as becoming the only driver to celebrate two wins in the National competition.

In the first race of the National series, the Swindon teenager qualified in third but made a good start and swiftly moved up into second before having that place taken away from his soon after.

But on lap seven, one of his rivals ran wide during an attempted overtake on another driver and span his car around after touching his rear wheels on the dirt just off the track. That mistake helped Romanek reclaim second – his finishing position.

Starting just behind Chris Middlehurst in race two, Romanek quickly hit the front on the opening corner. Unfortunately for the Swindon driver, he was overtaken at Brundle and trailed until the final lap.

It appeared as though Middlehurst would take the chequered flag until he suffered a breakdown and was forced to stop suddenly on track. Romanek was forced onto the grass to avoid him, but rival Kelly took advantage of the situation to blast past and win the race.

For the final race of the weekend, it was a reverse grid and Romanek began in fifth. But due to an incredible start, the Swindon talent hit the front inside the first lap. He managed to pull away from the field for the first three laps but was being slowly reeled back in by Elliott Budzinski from there on in. It did not look as though Romanek would be able to hold on, but the line arrived just in time for Romanek to take the win.

Having returned to Snetterton for the Formula Ford United Series last weekend, Romanek was quickest in qualifying and fastest in the first race as he claimed a comfortable victory ahead of Toft in second.

That feat was repeated in race two, only by a smaller margin, as Romanek cruised to another dominant win by six seconds.