Tuesday 26th March 2013 – Winter League Final Round – what a finish!
In contrast to the previous week the track was a very tight and twisty but flowing design making it very difficult to overtake. James Hart was in unbeatable form and David Simpson racing for the first time in several weeks got the better of Darren Ford in the qualifying with Daniel Williams third. In the “A” final David retired after 2 minutes, Darren took the top points ahead of Daniel and Richard Parker.
Tom Wright was the top qualifier in division 2 with fast improving Daniel Lacey second and league leader Michelle Snowden third. In the finals Tom and Daniel again drove well but were eclipsed by a storming performance from Graham Oxford, Tom finishing second and Daniel third.
A new star emerged in division with Lewis Davies scoring a maximum 41 points by being fastest qualifier and winning the final. Roy Matthews had another good week earning him third places and Alwyn Hodges had a great drive to finish second in the final.
The division 1 results were the closest for many years, Daniel was the clear winner, Richard Parker second, Mike Simpson and Lee Bishop were on equal points with Mike taking the third place on count-back with Dave Tomlinson just a single point adrift.
Michelle Snowden won division 2 and promotion to division 1 with Graham Oxford second and Alex Barry third, two points behind.
Roy Matthews won division 3 with an incredible 244 out of a possible 246 points, Alwyn Hodges was second and Lewis Davies third. For the full results see the results page.
Tuesday 19th March 2013 – Winter League Round 7 – James pips Darren again!
A track design this week which included four long straights put the emphasis on getting the gearing right for maximum top end speed and being able to keep the car on the track, the three drivers who got it right were Darren Ford, James Hart and Richard Parker. Darren was fastest in the qualifying and was on pole position for the “A” final. Ten-minute duration finals this week on an extremely fast circuit caught quite a few drivers out, a small mistake often resulting in a big accident. Darren led the field off for the final but James Hart took the lead on lap seven only for Darren to retake on lap forty seven, the lead changed three more times with James being first over the finishing line – what a race! Richard Parker also finished in third place on sixty-four laps, these three drivers being three laps ahead of the rest of the field.
Michelle Snowden clinched the division 2 title with some fine performances finishing in fifth place in the “A” final. Alex Barry was second overall, winning the “B” final with Graham Oxford second and Daniel Lacey third.
Roy Matthews domination of division 3 continued, with his car fitted with a new speed controller he was unbeatable and scored yet another maximum forty-one points making four in all out of six. Shane Stones had a tremendous “C” final to win and Lewis Davies took second place.
Next week is the final round of the winter league, although all three division leaders cannot now be caught, there could be a big change in the second and third places in all divisions as only the best six round scores count. We look forward to some nail biting finishes next week – no pressure drivers.
Tuesday 12th March 2013 – Winter League Round 6 – Darren beaten in the final
After Darren Ford once again took pole position in the “A” final he was beaten by some very fast and consistent driving from James Hart and had to settle for second place. Richard Parker was third after building up energy by feasting on birthday cake before the race.
Division 2 is very competitive at present , Alex Barry scored maximum points with Graham Oxford taking second place and Michelle Snowden third. The final two rounds of the league should be very interesting as the leader Michelle needs to have good results to maintain her lead.
Roy Matthews was once again the victor in division 3 taking maximum points, Alwyn Hodges was second in the “C” final and Michelle Flamson third. Roy has the division 3 title in the bag but second and third places are still uncertain, watch out for Lewis Davies who is closing in on the leaders.
Tuesday 5th March 2013 – Winter League Round 5 – Darren, Graham and Roy dazzle the opposition
Darren Ford had a superb evenings racing winning three of his four races, being fastest qualifier and winning the “A” final to take a maximum 41 points. Daniel Williams was his nearest challenger but had to settle for second place ahead of Richard Parker. In division 2 Graham Oxford was the person to beat, he qualified a full two laps ahead of the rest of the drivers, won a place in the “A” final in which he repeated the performance to also score a maximum 41 points. Alex Barry and Michelle Snowden were second and third place respectively. Not to be outdone Roy Mathews also took maximum points from the evening in division 3, extending his lead in the league. Shane Stones was second in the qualifying and a great drive from Lewis Davies in the “C” final earned him a well deserved second place, well done Lewis.
Just three more rounds remaining in the league, so with the six best round scores to count for each driver things should get very interesting.