The start of the first League of 2020 produced some great racing including a tremendous A Final, setting the standard for the rest of the year.
After the three qualifying rounds Karl Norris was quickest being the only driver to achieve 42 laps. Darren Ford and Chelle Snowden were second and third on 41 laps with Stephen Deacon, Bob Harley and Kayleigh Knight taking the remaining places in the “A” Final with 40 laps each.
Benn Norris was the best placed Junior Member with 38 laps which was matched by both McKenzie Wallace and Jack Walsh.
Jack made an excellent start to the year by winning the “C” Final and leading the F3 League, Simon Honeysett finished second and Paul Carter third.
In the “B” Final Benn Norris had a good start to the race and was in the leading two thirds of the way through the race when on lap 26 Bob Harris took over the lead and went on to take a fine victory, Nick Wallace finished in second place and new member Stuart Evans was third.
The last race of the evening was the “A” Final where Chelle Snowden made a very fast start from third position on the grid to take the lead on lap 1 from pole position driver Karl Norris in second and Darren Ford in third place. The racing was at a very fast pace and was all very close, on lap 7 Darren overtook both Chelle and Karl to move into the lead with Chelle dropping down to third. Then followed a tremendous race for the remaining five minutes with the leading positions remaining unchanged and Darren extending his lead to take the win, Karl was second, Chelle third, Kayleigh fourth, Stephen Deacon fifth (also best placed in F2) and Bob Harley sixth. A great race to watch – well done to all of the drivers!
So after round 1 Darren Ford leads F1, Stephen Deacon F2 and Jack Walsh F3. Remember there are nine rounds with the best six round scores to count.
Round 2 is next week.