February 2013

Tuesday 26th February 2013 – Lee takes pole position but slides down in the final

The first trophy meeting of the year and with everything resting on the finals it was important to get the best possible qualifying result to ensure a good position on the start grid.  Lee Bishop was again in good form and gained pole position in the “A” final ahead of Daniel Williams and Mike Simpson who recorded the fastest lap time.

After a poor start Kevin Flamson eventually had a comfortable win in the “C” final with Roy Matthews in second place, a further three laps down in third spot was Michelle Flamson.

Jack Cook got off to a flying start in the “B” final from fourth position on the grid with Tom Wright hot on his trail.  Unfortunately the wheels came off for Jack’s race after four minutes (just one wheel actually) and he had to retire.  The experience of Graham Oxford paid off in the end as he steadily made his way through the rest of the field to win by two laps and also recorded several sub ten second lap times. Tom Wright took an excellent second place and Chris Ward who battled with Michelle Snowden for most of the race was third.

The “A” final proved to be a tremendous race with Lee Bishop getting off to a good start but in form Daniel Williams overtook him on lap five and led for the remainder of the race. Mike Simpson moved up to second place on lap eight but Lee regained position on lap twelve.  Mike again overtook Lee on lap twenty seven and held on to the finish to take second place.  What a race! the first four drivers all recorder forty eight laps with some very fast lap times, the best going to Daniel.

The trophies were presented at the end of the evening by club Chairman Robert Hambridge who also continued his run of good form by taking fifth place in the “A” final. 

Tuesday 19th February 2013 – Winter League Round 4

A very twisty and fast flowing track design put a premium on taking the correct racing line around all of the bends to ensure quick lap times.  Daniel Williams showed everyone how it should be done and was unbeatable scoring a well deserved maximum 41 points.  Mike Simpson was second in the qualifying, however Lee Bishop took second place in the final with some excellent driving.

Once again Michelle Snowden was the fastest division 2 driver to add yet another maximum points, she now has a commanding lead in the league and looks set for promotion to division 1.  Tom Wright was second place qualifier and Bob Harley put in a stunning performance in the final to win the “B” final.

Shane Stones staked his claim on the division 3 title by leaving all the other drivers in his wake whilst league leader Roy Matthews and second place driver Alwyn Hodges were tied on 37 points for the evening.

Tuesday 12th February 2013 – Winter League Round 3

Dave Tomlinson retained his lead in division 1 but David Simpson took maximum points from the evening with Richard Parker being second in the qualifying and Daniel Williams runner up in the Final.  Michelle Snowden continues her excellent run in division 2 by making the “A” final yet again and scoring maximum points. Tom Wright also had a good evenings racing to be second in both the qualifying and the final.  Things were very close in division 3, Alwyn Hodges was the top qualifier with Roy Matthews second. Positions were reversed in the final, which gave Roy a single point advantage over Alwyn.

Look forward to some very close results as the league progresses. 

Tuesday 5th February 2013 – Super League Round 1

Twenty Nine drivers and their Mardave cars competed in the first round of this years Super League which will be run on alternate months throughout 2013 with the best five from six scores to count.

It was good to see the club chairman Rob Hambridge returning to form after a recent lean spell of results, better look out division 1 drivers.  Darren Ford dominated once again but was chased all the way by Richard Parker who was also flying.  Michelle Snowden made a great start by also taking maximum points and looks to be the person to beat in division 2, whilst Chris Hollyhead was second fastest in qualifying after racing for the first time for several weeks.  Shane Stones took division 3 by storm with maximum points – come on Mathew your dad beat you again! See the results page for the latest scores.