The day commenced with a dry qualifying session, and Barker was able to capitalise on the conditions to set a best lap time of 1m29.950 and pole for both races, ahead of Car Magazine journalist, James Taylor and Richard Baxter – who produced his best qualifying session of the year – in third. Heavy and persistent rain meant that by the time Race 1 commenced, several areas of the Lincolnshire circuit featured standing water. Off the line and four-abreast into Coppice, Rob Ellice spun into the barriers, resulting in a red flag. Once the race restarted Sam Moore’s spin on the same area of water caused the race to be abandoned.
Thankfully by the time Race 2 commenced later in the afternoon conditions had improved, and Barker could put his wet-weather driving skills to good use, leading a lights-to-flag victory by over 20s. Off the line Kye Wheatley overtook Taylor for second, and the pair would fight for the rest of the race to take the chequered flag just 0.8s apart. On his return to the championship James Barwell scooped fourth over Spencer Bourne fifth and Jack Barber – nephew of SR8 racer James Swift making his SR1 Cup debut – rounding out the top six.