August 2013

Tuesday 27th August 2013 – Team Event

Twenty drivers in four teams of five took part, there were three rounds each of 30 minutes duration with a maximum of two drivers from each team racing on the track at any one time. Each team had also to have someone present at their designated marshalling post whilst races were in progress.  Reliability, strategy, teamwork and being able to drive quickly were the order of the day to achieve a good result.

After round 1 Dave Tomlinson’s team were winning with 258 laps ahead of Lee Bishop’s team with 236 and Mike Simpson 235.  In round 2 the leaders extended their advantage to 42 laps, good work from Daniel Williams team brought them up to joint second place with Lee Bishop’s both on 470 laps.

With prizes to be won the final round was keenly contested, several breakdowns occurred causing the teams to quickly revise their running order to keep two cars on the track.

At the finish Dave Tomlinson, Bob Harley, Nick Wallace, Jenson Butlin and Michelle Flamson held on to the lead, score 760 laps which was a winning margin of 16 laps – a very close thing after 90 minutes of racing.

Daniel Williams was the fastest car on the track and his team had a great final round to finish second with 744 laps.  Well done Daniel, Michelle Snowden, Jack Cook, Alwyn Hodges and Selina Woods.

A great evenings racing, a very close finish! 

Tuesday 20th August 2013 – Clubnight – Dave back to winning form

Roy Matthews had a convincing win starting from pole position in the “C” final with 29 laps, Courtney Orme was second on 24 laps and Selina Woods third on 22.

The “B” final was a close race with the first three drivers all finishing on 33 laps, Graham Oxford won, Bob Harley was second and Michelle Snowden third.

Things were just as close in the “A” final, Dave Tomlinson yet again came from fourth place on the grid to win with 36 laps, very closely followed by Louis Parker and top qualifier David Simpson. 

Tuesday 13th August 2013 – Summer league Round 5 – Louis foils Dave’s Hat-trick!

Louis Parker convincingly won the “A” final on a very tight track layout and put paid to Dave Tomlinson’s attempt to make it three consecutive “A” final wins.  With Richard taking second place and also being top qualifier this was a good evening for “Team Parker” and they now hold the first and second places in the league.

In division 2 Daniel Lacey was fastest in the qualifying but Bob Harley was three laps up on him in the final with some great driving, Michelle Snowden also had a good race taking second place.  Daniel still leads the division but Michelle and Bob are only a few points behind him.

Possibly the outstanding performance of the evening was from Paul Galbraith who was top qualifier in division 3 and then went on to take maximum points from the evening recording 30 laps in the final which was 6th best overall.  Not to be outdone Jordan Galbraith also had a good evening, being second in both qualifying and the finals, Roy Matthews was third.  Jordan still leads division 3 with Roy second and Alwyn Hodges third but the scores are close.

Just three rounds left in the league and with no clear winners at the moment there should be some very exciting racing in prospect. 

Tuesday 6th August 2013 – Super league Round 4 – Dave wins again!

Dave Tomlinson made it two “A” final wins in a row after starting from fourth place on the grid. Louis Parker chased him right to the finish and was the only other driver to complete the same amount of laps.

Daniel Lacey won the “B” final with some very impressive driving, his nearest challenger being Nick Wallace who was a lap down, Graham Oxford was third.

Roy Matthews was the winner of the “C” final ahead of second place driver Paul Galbraith and Selina Woods took third place.

The fastest lap of the evening went to Lee Bishop in the qualifying, he was really flying!