STEVE Johnson didn't have the best of weekends in the F1000 championships at the Pennine Stages.
The Accrington firefighter finished ninth in class on Saturday suffering a broken windscreen after crashing into a chicane of tyres.
But he pulled it back to fifth in class on Sunday in the double header weekend.
Steve still lies second overall in the F1000 championship on 196 points with Matt Davies leading on 202.
There are two rounds to go and up to six drivers could still win the championship. The next round is at Weeton on September 12.
"It was hard as it is so competitive. Just seconds separate the drivers now," said Steve.
Meanwhile, Steve is helping to organise the CSMA Autotest at Spring Street in Bury on 29 August. It starts at 10.15am and the organisers are hoping to make it a grassroot event and get new people involved in the sport.
For further information contact Steve Butler on 01254 398059.