An exciting finish to the league with the top positions changing in three of the four Divisions
James Hart wins the GT12 Division 1
Nick Bruty is the Division 2 champion
Lee Bishop takes the club mardave class winners spot with Paul Galbraith second
Jake Galbraith pips Jenson Butlin to the Division 2 title in the final race
David Simpson was quickest in round 1 just 5/100th second faster than James Hart, however James won the remaining two qualifying rounds to take pole in the “A” final with Louis Parker second and Darren Ford third.
In division 2 Courtney Orme was in sparkling form to be fastest ahead of Jack Cook and the club chairman Rob Hambridge who was still trying to get his new car set up correctly.
Club Mardave Qualifying
Team Galbraith dominated both divisions with Paul taking pole in division 1 with Mike Simpson second and Lee Bishop third.
Jake Galbraith was the best qualifier in division 2 which was a critical result as he started the evening in second place in the league two points behind the leader Jenson Butlin who was second best qualifier.
James Hart led the field away from pole position in the GT12 “A” final but a racing incident on lap 4 saw Louis Parker storm into the lead. Some fine driving on a very tight track design followed until a slight error on lap 25 let James past and he went on to win the race, Darren Ford was second and Louis Parker third – great racing!
Bob Harley won the “B” Final after a close battle with Chelle Snowden, Bob eventually having a comfortable six second advantage. Dave Tomlinson was third, three laps down and the wheels came off for Courtney Orme when his personal transponder failed to register any laps.
In the “C” final, having made a few adjustments to his cars diff and sorting out the tweak Rob Hambridge put in a sterling performance to register a convincing win by seven laps over his nearest competitor Kevin Flamson with Alister Hart third a further lap adrift.
The club mardave final was exciting to watch, Mike Simpson got ahead of pole position driver Paul Galbraith on lap 2 but his hopes of winning were dashed after being forced to retire on lap 4 with a broken wishbone. Paul Galbraith had been fastest all evening and went on to win the race by four laps from Lee Bishop. Another fine performance from Paul, come on you mardave drivers lets give him a good run for his money next week!
In division 2 with just the final left Jenson Butlin and Jake Galbraith were tied for the league lead so whoever won and took the extra point for the best final position would be the winner! It was Jake who came out on top and put an end to Jensons incredible run of four successive league titles – well done Jake!
Next week is the start of the winter league.
Final league positions
Mardave Division 1
Winner Lee Bishop
Second Paul Galbraith
Third Mike Simpson
Mardave Division 2
Winner Jake Galbraith
Second Jenson Butlin
Third Joshua Galbraith
GT12 Division 1
Winner James Hart
Second Darren Ford
Third Louis Parker
GT12 Division 2
Winner Nick Bruty
Second Courtney Orme
Third Graham Oxford