April 2013

Tuesday 30th April 2013 – Spring League Round 2

Another maximum points from the evening for Darren Ford gives him a commanding position in division 1 with Dave Tomlinson in second place.

Graham Oxford had a great evening and was unbeatable in division 2 to also achieve maximum points with Daniel Lacey and Bob Harley in close pursuit.

Not to be outdone Shane Stones also achieved maximum points in division 3, but some excellent driving from Nathan Marshall in second place retained his position at the top of the league.

Tuesday 16th April 2013 – Spring League Round 1

The first week of the new league and everyone was keen to make a good start and get as many points as possible.  In division 1 Darren Ford was fastest by two laps in the qualifying ahead of Mike Simpson. In the eight minute final Darren had a good lead but his car was slowing towards the end of the race but he managed to hang on to the lead to win by half a second from Mike.  Daniel Lacey was the person to beat in division 2, Steve Chambers was his closest rival but could not keep up the fast pace.  Nathan Marshall made an excellent start by taking a maximum 41 points from the evening with Lewis Davies and Roy Matthews tied on 37.

Tuesday 9th April 2013 – Super League Round 2 – Louis is “Team Parker” top driver

Round 2 of 6 in the Super League with races held on alternate months throughout the year and each driver’s best 5 round scores to count.  As always the racing was very close, in division 3 Nathan Marshall was top qualifier but unfortunately retired from the “B” final after just 10 laps. Lewis Davies was also very quick being second in the qualifying and fastest in the final to score 40 points.  League leader Roy Matthews had another good round being third qualifier and second in the finals and leads the league on 66 points with Courtney Orme and Alwyn Hodges yet again tied on 60.  Graham Oxford was the driver to beat in division 2 being best qualifier and winning the final for a maximum 41 points and leads division 2 with 79 points ahead of Bob Harley 70 and Daniel Lacey 66.  In division 1 Darren Ford was in a class of his own displaying some excellent driving with a well set up car to take maximum points from the evening.  Richard Parker was second fastest qualifier followed by Mike Simpson.  The last race of the evening was certainly worth waiting for, Darren was on pole and finished 4 laps better than everyone else.  With Lee Bishop struggling to keep his car on its wheels there was an incredible fight for the second place between Mike Simpson and Louis Parker. They were neck and neck throughout the race, Mike just in front at half way but a mistake on lap 37 let Louis through and he kept calm under pressure to retain his position to the chequered flag. Fantastic racing and well done Louis – looks like you are now confirmed as the number 1 driver in “Team Parker” now, perhaps you need to give your dad a bit of coaching!

Tuesday 2nd April 2013 – Clubnight

Just an ordinary clubnight for Easter week but nevertheless a very competitive evenings racing. Some sparkling driving from Darren Ford saw him on pole position for the “A” final ahead of James Hart with Mike Simpson third on the grid.  A very good race this with Darren winning on 35 laps, James second with 34 and Daniel Williams third on 33 laps after being out of action for most of the evening with transmitter issues.

Louis Parker and Graham Oxford were dicing for the lead for most of the “B” final, both drivers finished on 31 laps, Louis winning by less than 1 second and newly promoted division 1 driver Michelle Snowden taking third place on 30 laps.

In the “C” final Mathew Stones and Jenson Butlin had an excellent head to head battle, the lead changing hands several times before Jenson eventually pulled out a 2 second lead to win with 27 laps ahead of Mathew with Nathan Marshall taking a fine third place on 26 laps.

The “D” final saw pole position driver Shane Stones get off to a terrible start to the race but he eventually made his way up from the back of the field to win on 26 laps with Bob Harley who had technical problems with his car all evening second on 25 and Kevin Flamson third with 24 laps.

Next week is round 2 of the 2013 superleague.