GLENN Lord battled against the weather as well as the other drivers to finish second in the Warton Stock Car Championships on Sunday.

The Great Harwood man, 48, was up against his younger brother Jason in the 'no rules' event in Cumbria.

"The heavens opened about half an hour before the start so wet race tyres were the order of the day," said Glenn.

25 drivers started out with the two front runners, favourite and points leader Dan Wrenall and ex-Gold champions Alex Chapman, quickly away.

Glenn and Jason were in hot pursuit and, with Dan being sent into a fence, it was left to Alex and the two Lord brothers to battle for the top three spots.

However an accident brought the red flags out and the race was stopped.

Once the wreckage was removed it meant there was five laps to challenge for the crown but Jason, having sustained some damage to his Buick, was forced to retire. The laps ran out for Glenn as he charged after Alex and he couldn't repeat his championship win of 1996 and had to settle for second spot.

Accrington's Nick Whitaker finished fourth.

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