05-07-16 Summer League Round 7

Louis Parker qualifies on pole position but Gavin Maciver wins a great A Final
Bob Harley wins the B Final ahead of Chelle Snowden and Matt Popejoy in a very close race
The C Final was won by Mike Simpson with visiting driver Steve Donald in second place
Mike Simpson wins the V12 Final with “Team Galbraith” taking the next three places

An unusual track design this week not used for some time provided some excellent racing.

Gavin Maciver headed the qualifying after both the first and second rounds but Louis Parker had a super run in round 3 to take pole in the final with 33 laps, with Gavin, Darren Ford and David Simpson all on 32 laps.
Bob Harley took second place in division 2 with 30 laps and Matt Popejoy was third a further lap down.
Daniel Lacey continued his unbeaten run in division 3 with 30 laps and seventh position overall, Courtney Orme was second with 21 laps.

In the mardave class Mike Simpson was in top form winning all three qualifying rounds with 25 laps, Paul Galbraith was second on the same lap with Joshua Galbraith and Nathan Marshall on 24 laps.

In the Mardave final Mike Simpson made a good start from pole position followed by Paul Galbraith, Nathan Marshall moved up to third place past Joshua Galbraith and they swapped positions three times in the first seven laps before Josh got the upper hand and got away from Nathan. Mike was steadily increasing his lead until lap 8 where grip rolled his car allowing Paul to move within a second (no DRS here though!). Another roll on lap 16 and Paul was in the lead with Jordan Galbraith also moving into third spot. A slow lap 19 by Paul let Mike retake the lead and Joshua move back up into third place, a good race to the finish saw Mike win, Paul second, Joshua third and Jordan in fourth place. The league positions are now very close and the last three rounds should prove to be very interesting.

Mike was out again in the GT12 C final and won with Steve Donald in second place and Alister hart third.

The B final was very closely fought with Bob Harley putting in an excellent performance to win ahead of Chelle Snowden, Matt Popejoy who had the quickest lap and Daniel Lacey – all these drivers finished on the same lap with only a few seconds separating them all. Well done to Daniel who look set to gain promotion to division 2.

Everyone was expecting a fantastic A final and they were treated to some excellent racing. Louis Parker made a clean start from pole position with Gavin Maciver hot on his heels and Darren Ford chasing them both. An almost faultless display from all three of these drivers, Louis managing to keep ahead of Gavin who pressed hard and on lap 21 got to the front. The roles were reversed now but Gavin held on and at the finish was 2 seconds ahead of Louis to win, Darren finished third just 5 seconds down. A really exciting race to watch this!