Wycombe racer AJ Owen produced the drive of a lifetime to win his final race of the season in his Honda Civic at Silverstone on Sunday.

Owen, who endured a mechanical fault in the first race, started from 40th on the grid in the second race of the weekend at the iconic Northamptonshire venue.

After the clutch went on Saturday, Owen and his team worked round the clock to repair the damaged part and the hard work reaped rewards.

Owen said: "I started on pole in the first race on Saturday and after a slow start I gradually got myself into the race before the clutch went and we couldn't continue.

"Fortunately we brought a spare clutch in the truck and there was enough time between races to get it fixed.

"I then started from 40th on the grid on the Sunday and in the first lap I overtook 26 cars and managed to get the win."

Owen called it one of the best drives of his career and added: "I had done something similar on the Grand Prix track at Silverstone before when I overtook 32 cars to win but it was fantastic to get the job done on Sunday."

Overall the season has been good one for Owen and his Honda Civic but he did bemoan some bad luck on the way.

He commented: "There have been a few unlucky races such as at Brands Hatch when my ECU went. Honda technicians said they had never seen anything like it before.

"The clutch also went at Cadwell Park before lasting only another four or five races which is rare so little things went against us.

"We won our class for the third year in a row and I won the most races but the points system went against us. It is what it is but maybe it could be looked at."

With the 2017 over, Owen has potentially a lot to look forward to for next year.

"I am doing in a test drive in a Renault Clio Cup car soon and that could be an option for 2018 as well doing test drives for a couple of other teams too."