28-10-14 Autumn League Round 5

Lee Bishop drives to victory in the club mardave class division 1, putting an end to Richard Parkers run of three consecutive wins.
Jake Galbraith reduces Jenson Butlins lead in division 2 by three points
James Hart continues to show everyone the way in the GT12 class
Courtney Orme takes the lead in GT12 division 2

A tricky bend mid straight to catch out the unwary!

Lee Bishop set the pace in the mardave class by taking the top qualifying spot ahead of Richard Parker and then winning an exciting ten car final from Paul Galbraith who took second place one lap down. Could this be the start of a winning run by Lee or will the pressure be too much – we will see next week!
In division 2 Jake Galbraith and current league leader Jenson Butlin were very evenly matched, Jake being best qualifier just two seconds faster than Jenson. He maintained his advantage in the final to score maximum points and reduce Jensons lead in the league.

James Hart was unbeatable yet again in the GT12 class despite some serious challenges from the “Three Ds”, Darren Ford, David Simpson and David Statham – not forgetting Dave Tomlinson and Daniel Williams – “five Ds” ?
The “A” Final positions were the same as qualifying, reliability problems with Louis Parkers car put him out of contention and reduced his lead in the league to a mere two points.

Rob Hambridge was the best placed division 2 driver in qualifying but a good drive from Nick Wallace gave him the top position in the final.

Remember drivers you need to race in at least six rounds to stand a chance of winning the leagues.

21-10-14 Autumn League Round 4

Some good results from the leading contenders in the league this week
Richard Parker makes it three wins in a row to extend his lead in Mardave division 1
Jenson Butlin adds another win in division 2 to making it three out of four
Louis Parker still leads GT12 division 1 but others are catching up
Not to be outdone Nick Bruty has his third win in division 2


In the Mardave class Richard Parker faced a serious challenge from Lee Bishop this week but in the end was top qualifier and won the “A” final for a maximum 41 points.
Joshua Gabraith was the top driver in “Team Galbraith” in the qualifying, better give his dad Paul a few lessons!, Joshua could not match Jenson Butlin however who was best qualifier in division 2 and also in the finals just one second faster than Jake Galbraith.

In the GT12 class James Hart was top qualifier again but things were a bit closer this week with David Simpson seven seconds behind. James duly won a very exciting final with another great consistent performance, David was two laps down in second place followed by Dave Tomlinson in third a further lap behind.
Chelle Snowden won the “B” final and Nick Bruty continued his fine run to be first division 2 driver and looks set for promotion to division 1 if he wins the current league. Courtney Orme added a useful 24 points to his league score with a good run in the final.

We are at the half way point in the league with four more rounds to go, don’t forget only the six best scores from a possible eight will count towards each drivers total score.

14-10-14 Superleague Round 5

Richard Parker storms through the field to win the Mardave Final
Another good performance from Jenson Butlin assures him of the division 2 title
James Hart wins again, but Bob Harley leads the GT12 league with Louis Parker in second place and Daniel Williams third

An open and fast track this week

This was the penultimate round of this years Superleague and set things up for an exciting final round on December 16th.

After being fastest qualifier by two laps in the club Mardave class Richard elected to start at the back of the grid in the eight minute final. This proved quite a challenge but with some great driving he eventually took the lead on lap 40 and went on to win with 44 laps ,just two seconds ahead of Mike Simpson in second position and Lee Bishop third one lap down. Great driving Richard, what about giving everyone a lap start next week!

Jenson Butlin was top division 2 driver being two laps clear of his nearest challenger Joshua Galbraith in the final.

In the GT12 class James Hart was in sparkling form and won the “A” final by two laps, David Simpson and David Statham had a good battle for second place with David Simpson eventually getting the upper hand.

The final round of the superleague looks like being very exciting with the winners of most of the classes being decided. Remember it is the best five scores from a possible six to count for each driver.

Mike Simpson leads the Mardave division 1 with 184 points (90%), Paul Galbraith is second with 172 (84%), Richard Parker 154 is third with 154 points (94%) and Lee Bishop fourth with 149 points (91%).
The winner will be from these drivers, Richard being the favourite on current form.

Jenson Butlin has a commanding lead in division 2 with 202 points (99%), Joshua Galbraith is second with 146 points (89%) and Roy Matthews third on 140 points (85%)

Bob Harley leads the GT12 class with 167 points (81%), Louis Parker is second on 139 points (85%) and Daniel Williams third on 137 points (84%)
The winner will be one of these three drives, I am sure it will be a very competitive last round in December, can Bob and Daniel take the pressure or will junior member Louis Parker win his first GT12 league?

07-10-14 Autumn League Round 3

Nick Wallace nicks the top place from Nick Bruty in the nick of time
Darren Ford finally beats his GT12 “A” final jinx
Richard Parker extends his lead in the mardave class
Jenson Butlin holds off a strong challenge from team Galbraith


A joint Dave Tomlinson, James Hart and Darren Ford design.

The tricky bit was removed after practice!

A great evenings racing with some very close results.

In round 1 Nick Wallace and Nick Bruty had a tremendous battle in heat 2 of the GT12 class with only 0.64 seconds separating them, both drivers getting 34 laps with Nick Wallace leading.
In round 2 James Hart won heat 3 followed by Darren Ford with Daniel Williams just taking third place a mere 0.14 seconds ahead of David Statham with Louis Parker setting the fastest lap.
Nick Wallace had a convincing win in round 3 heat 2 to earn him a place in the GT12 “A” final.
After the qualifying Richard Parker was the top Mardave class driver winning every heat, Jenson Butlin had another good week to be top placed division 2 driver.
James Hart was fastest in the GT12 class..

The mardave final was a great race with eight cars on a fast track, Richard Parker won (again!), Mike Simpson was second and team Galbraith took third (Paul), fourth (Josh)and fifth (Jake) positions. A great performance in particular from Joshua – well done!
Chelle Snowden won the GT12 “B” final ahead of Nick Bruty and Graham Oxford.
James Hart seemed to be in control of the GT12 “A” final until a racing incident let Darren Ford into the lead and he took full advantage to win on 57 laps, James finished second with 55 and there was a fine race for third place by David Statham, Dave Tomlinson and Louis Parker – this being the finishing order with just 1.51 second separating all three of them.

30-09-14 Autumn League Round 2

James Hart wins again in the GT12 class
Richard Parker gains maximum points as Lee Bishop falters under pressure in the “A” final
Nick Bruty and Jenson Butlin both make it two wins in a row


A combined James Hart and Dave Tomlinson production

Mardave Class

Some great racing in the qualifying rounds, Richard Parker being fastest on 34 laps with Lee Bishop and Mike Simpson both two laps down.
In division 2 things were very close between Jenson Butlin and Jake Galbraith, in the end both finished on 30 laps with less than two seconds between them.

The finals did not disappoint with a tremendously close race for second place in the “B” final between Jake and Joshua Galbraith, both finished on 26 laps with Joshua 0.13 seconds ahead – no Galbraith team orders here!
In the “A” final Richard Parker got away to a good start from pole position and soon pulled away from the rest of the field, Lee Bishop was second off the start grid but Paul Galbraith and Mike Simpson soon got past him. Lee chased hard for the remainder of the race but was unable to make up ground and had to settle for fourth place. Richard had a comfortable win, Mike was second and Paul third. A great drive from Jenson Butlin extended his lead in division 2.

GT12 Class

James Hart was again in invincible form on a fast and flowing track design, in the qualifying Darren Ford and David Simpson were closely matched, it was Darren who qualified in second place behind James with David third just 2 seconds adrift.
Everyone was treated to a great “A” final with all the cars lapping at great speed, James won with 38 laps, behind him Darren and David had a battle for second place and after several changes of running order David crossed the line just 0.36 seconds ahead of Darren. It does not get much more exciting than this!

Chelle Snowden won the “B” final ahead of Daniel Williams and Nick Bruty was third to get another maximum points to add to the one he got in round 1.

30-09-14 Summer League Presentation

Robert Hambridge the club charirman presented the trophies for the 2014 summer league.

Mardave Club Class Division 2
Winner – Jenson Butlin

Second – Joshua Galbraith

Third – Jake Galbraith

Mardave Club Class Division 1
Winner – Mike Simpson

GT12 Class
Winner – Daniel Williams

Best Junior – Louis Parker

Well done to all the trophy winners, note that there are now two divisions in each class for the current autumn league.