Racing in the dark

Tuesday 29th October – Racing in the dark! 

A fun type evening with drivers fitting lighting systems to their cars and racing in semi darkness with the hall lights out.  The standard of driving was surprisingly good with very few crashes occurring, it certainly aids concentration when vision is very limited.  Not a good idea to have a black coloured car with no lights as one member quickly found out.

James Hart was the top driver of the evening closely followed by Richard Parker and Darren Ford all achieving 32 laps.

Prizes of a free weeks racing for the best car lighting systems went Joshua Galbraith and Michelle Snowden.

Back to normal racing with the Autumn league round 4 next week. 

Super League 2013 Round 5

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 – Super League Round 5 – Michelle gets maximum points again

The penultimate round of this year’s super league was run on a very fast, flowing track layout, making a mistake at high speed was to be avoided.  The fastest lap in the qualifying was set by Dave Tomlinson who also was top qualifier just two seconds better than Richard Parker.

In the “A” final Mike Simpson was the quickest but Richard Parker was first over the finishing line to win with Dave a close second.  Michelle Snowden continued where she left off last week to be top qualifier in division 2, Bob Harley was in second spot, both drivers making the “A” final.  In the final it was Michelle who was best being fourth place overall, Bob was second and a fine performance from Jenson Butlin assured him of third place.  Division 3 saw Roy Matthews win the qualifying a clear lap ahead of Selina Woods with Alwyn Hodges third.  In the finals Selina was the victor, two laps ahead of Roy followed by  Courtney Orme who was third.

Just one round left in the super league which will be held in December, should be an interesting evening as many of the leading positions could yet change.

Autumn League Round 3

Tuesday 15th October 2013 – Autumn League Round 3 – Michelle gets maximum points 

David Simpson was fastest qualifier of the evening and took pole position in the “A” final, Richard Parker was in top form and won the final with Dave Tomlinson second. A tremendous performance from Michelle Snowden earned her third place in the “A” final after qualifying third fastest overall. Bob Harley was second in division 2 and Paul Galbraith third. Roy Mathews was best qualifier in division 3 followed by Shane Stones and Selina Woods. In the final Shane had a convincing win with Selina second and Roy third.

Autumn League Round 2

Tuesday 8th October 2013 – Autumn League Round 2 – Maximum points for Daniel Williams and Selina Woods 

A change of leaders in two of the divisions this week with Daniel Williams edging ahead of week 1 leader Richard Parker in division 1 after some fine driving.  Jenson Butlin retained his lead in division 2 despite maximum points from Michelle Snowden and good performances from Bob Harley. The new leader in division 3 is Selina Woods who also scored maximum points and is now two points ahead of both Courtney Orme and Alwyn Hodges.

Autumn League Round 1

Tuesday 1st October 2013 – Autumn League  – Richard, Jenson and Roy set the pace in the new league 

This was the first round of the new Autumn League and Richard Parker got off to a good start in the defence of his division 1 title with an unbeatable performance and maximum points.  Matthew Stones was top qualifier in division 2 but some great driving from Jenson Butlin won him the final and a single point lead over Matthew overall.  Not to be outdone by Matthew, Shane Stones was the best qualifier in division 3 only to be beaten by Roy Matthews in the finals who leads by one point. This was the first round of eight with the best six for each driver to count.