Mike Simpson wins the Mardave “A” Final and Jenson Butlin consolidates his lead in Division 2.
David Hall dominates the GT12 Class
Club Mardave Class
Paul Galbraith following his win last week led the cars away for round 1 which was keenly contested, Lee Bishop won with Mike Simpson second and Paul Galbraith third, all on 26 laps. In round 2 Mike Simpson had a good clean run to raise the bar to 27 laps which was again achieved by the top four drivers in round 3, an incredible race this with Lee winning, Paul second just 5/100th second ahead of Robert Hambridge. Close!
In division 2 Jenson Butlin won every round scoring 24 laps, his nearest challenger was Joshua Galbraith with 23 laps and then Roy Matthews 22.
David Simpson got off to a flying start winning round 1 with 29 laps, Dave Tomlinson and David Hall were second and third respectively on 28 laps. In round 2 David Hall stormed ahead of the field to win on 31 laps, Dave Tomlinson moved into second place with 29 just over 1/10th second ahead of David Simpson. Better was still to come as David Hall achieved 32 laps in round 3 with a near faultless drive, David Simpson clinched second place just 3 seconds in front of Dave Tomlinson, both drivers getting 30 laps. Bob Harley was fourth place qualifier ahead of Daniel Williams.
Graham Oxford was in good form after a few weeks break and qualified for pole position in the “B” final with 24 laps, Jack Cook was second and Nick Wallace third with only 2 seconds separating the first three cars.
Mardave “B” Final
As indicated by the qualifying this proved to be a Jenson Butlin victory, some excellent driving gave him a 2 lap win over Jordan Galbraith and a further lap down Joshua Galbraith. Well done Jenson, only 2 more rounds left for anyone to catch him in the league.
Mardave “A” Final
This was a great race with all cars very evenly matched for speed on a track design that made overtaking very difficult. Lee was on pole and built up an early lead, however after a couple of minor errors Mike Simpson took the lead on lap 11. With Mike, Lee and Paul Galbraith only separated by a few seconds the pressure was on not to make any mistakes. Lee continued to reel in Mike’s lead and in the last 30 seconds of the race attempted to overtake which all went wrong leaving Mike to cruise to victory with 32 laps. An excellent race to watch, Lee finishing second and Paul third – all on the same lap.
GT12 “B” Final
Another good race for Graham Oxford, leading the race from start to finish with 31 laps, Nick Wallace was second on 30 and Jack Cook third with 25 laps.
GT12 “A” Final
David Hall was on pole position and with a good start and with his performance in qualifying it was going to be difficult for anyone to catch him. This proved to be the case as David set the fastest lap time of 9.20 seconds to win with 37 laps. His nearest challenger was David Simpson who finished second also on 37 laps and Daniel Williams was third with 35 laps.