Tuesday 28th January 2014 – Clubnight including GT12 Class
There were fifteen Mardave and seven GT12 cars for the first trial week including the GT12 class, the track layout had a twisty infield coupled with a fast section.
In the Mardave class Dave Tomlinson was the fastest qualifier with 29 laps, just 0.16 seconds faster than David Simpson with Daniel Williams third with 28 laps.
The GT12 leader was David Statham who achieved 30 laps despite having to contend with some slower cars in the race, Dave Tomlinson was second with 29 laps and a good drive from Michelle Snowden assured her of third place on 28 laps.
The classes were combined for the finals, which were reduced to 5 minutes duration due to time constraints.
Louis Parker won the “C” final with 20 laps, Joshua Galbraith was second on 18 and Roy Matthews took third place with 17 laps.
The “B” final was a very close race between Richard Parker and Paul Galbraith, Richard was first to the finish just 3 seconds ahead of Paul with Louis Parker third in his GT12.
Well done to Richard for managing to prepare and keep going a total of 4 cars during the evening!
Last up was the “A” Final where the GT12 drivers dominated, David Statham drove an excellent race to win with 27 laps, Dave Tomlinson took second with 25, Michelle Snowden was third on 24, just 5 seconds ahead of Daniel Williams who was the only Mardave driver to make the top 5 places.
The start of the first league for 2014 saw Louis Parker get off to a flying start winning the “A” final after qualifying in second position behind his dad Richard. Louis and Dave Tomlinson were the only drivers to manage sub ten second laps in the final, Dave eventually finishing two seconds behind Louis, Richard took third place with just over two seconds difference between the top three what a great final!
Paul Galbraith scored maximum points in division 2 with some very impressive lap times, Nick Wallace was second with Jack Cook and Jenson Butlin sharing third place.
Division 3 produced another very close final with the first three drivers separated by less than three seconds. The consistent driving of Roy Matthews earned him maximum points with Joshua Galbraith second with some very quick laps and Kevin Flamson third. An excellent start to the league for Joshua, watch out for him in the remaining rounds!
The New Year commenced with the final round of the 2013 Autumn League on a track layout which included a long fast section coupled with a tight and twisty infield. Louis Parker was in tremendous form being a lap faster than anyone else in qualifying and duly winning the “A” final. Dave Tomlinson also had a great evening finishing second behind Louis, Daniel Williams was third fastest in qualifying but was pushed down to fourth place in the finals by Richard Parker who had a brilliant drive in the “B” final.
Richard Parker was the Division 1 league winner scoring 234 points, Daniel Williams was second with 219 and despite a great finish Louis could not catch Daniel and was third on 215 points.
Bob Harley also had his car going well and took maximum points in Division 2 followed by Paul Galbraith and Michelle Snowden who were second and third respectively.
In the end it was a very close result, Michelle Snowden was the division 2 winner with 238 points, followed by Bob Harley with 236 points and Paul Galbraith taking third place on 222.
In division 3 Josh Galbraith left everyone else for dust to score maximum points, Roy Matthews was second in both qualifying and finals. Courtney Orme was third in qualifying but a disaster in the final gave Alwyn Hodges third place.
Roy Matthews was the division 3 winner with 240 points, Courtney second with 222 and Alwyn in third place on 211.