The 2018 Spanish Autocross Championship completed his double visit to Galicia the 11 and 12 of August with the running in Arteixo of the seventh round of the series. The Coruña's event, reckoned as the most important one at national level, produced yet another very good outcome for the Speed Car drivers.
Juan José Moll won again in Carcross at the wheel of his Xtrem, and with such model Arnau Biosca and Pol Catalá were second and third in the Junior category. Also Juan José Aranda, driving a TTR, got to the second step of the podium in the division III.
Juan Jose Aranda is the new leader of the division III. The Speed Car driver scored in Arteixo his fourth consecutive podium position with yet another second place that, with the previous one, at Carballo, and his two wins in Esplús and Lleida, puts him on the top of the overall standings with just two rounds to go.
At Arteixo, Aranda and his TTR were again among the faster along the whole weekend. After winning one of his heats, the Potarrojos' driver was in the battle for the first position in the final and finally ended up second under the chequered flag, just half a second shy of the winner after the eight laps of the race. With this result, Aranda's total is 98 points and leads the championship by two points from the second and three from the third, wich announces a very exciting fight between the top three in the remaining rounds of the season.
Fourth win of the season for Juan José Moll, whitout any doubt the fastest in the Car Cross category with his Xtrem. The Speed Car driver was again majestic at the 'Cathedral' of Spanish autocross scoring the best time in qualyfing, winning two of his three heats and scoring a fought win in the final after a close duel that went on until the very last moments of the race. With this new victory, Moll gets again closer to the leadership of the series after the bad luck of Carballo, and he's now second, 24 points behind the leader with two rounds to go. Still an important difference, but not out of reach, specially having in mind his great form and the how competitive is proving to be his Speed Car Xtrem.
Moll's car wasn't the only Industrias Lahoz built Car Cross among the main contenders in Arteixo's round. With more than sixty entrants and just sixteen getting to the final, five Speed Cars got trough and started the most important race of the weekend so the Catalonian constructor was again the brand with more cars in a national event. As well as winning with Moll, the results of the Xtrems were as follow: Pepe Arqué finished fourth, Pau Aulet was seventh, Jordi Colomer ended up ninth and Joan Salichs was 12th.
Arnau Biosca and Pol Catalá got back to the podium of the Junior category at Arteixo. The Speed Car drivers were second and third after winning in one of their heats. Yet another good result for both that puts Pol in the second overall position of the series and allows Arnau to get to the fourth and close to the third despite not having entered the first two races of the season.
Three more drivers raced in Arteixo at the wheel of the Speed Car Xtrems. Eduard Bañeres finished seventh, the same position he lies on the series standings. Right behind him ended up Laura Lista, in eight position, and Josep Aranda, ninth under the chequered flag.