Jordan and Joshua Galbraith finish first and second in the Mardave V12 Final
Scott Lewis wins the GT12 B Final with Courtney Orme second
Chelle Snowden wins the GT12 B Final, Nick Bruty takes second place and Matt Popejoy fifth to be best division 3 driver
James Hart wins the GT12 A Final, Louis Parker is second and Bob Harley fourth and best in division 2
Another good evenings racing despite a problem with the sound system, many thanks to Chris Snowden for fixing this before the end of round 1.
In the V12 Mardave class Paul Galbraith was top qualifier with Jordan Galbraith in second position. Jordan went on to win a great final and a super drive from Joshua Galbraith saw him finish second ahead of his dad Paul. Well done Josh!
James Hart was fastest yet again in the GT12 class but Louis Parker was a close second in both qualifying and the A Final.
Bob Harley was top qualifier in division 2 and had another good run in the A Final, finishing with more laps than Chelle Snowden who won the B Final.
Fast improving Scott Lewis won the C Final with Courtney Orme in second place, both drivers getting less laps than Matt Popejoy who made the B Final.
Next week is the first round of the Summer League which will be run over ten rounds with the best eight round scores to count.
James Hart wins the GT12 League with Louis Parker second
Chelle Snowden is the division 2 champion, Dave Tominson is runner up
Matt Popejoy wins division 3 with maximum points, Alister Hart takes second place
Paul Galbraith is the top mardave V12 driver, Mike Simpson is second
Jordan Galbraith wins division 2 with Roy Matthews taking second place
A faster track this week.
The final round of the current Spring league produced some good racing, in the GT12 class in heat 4 of the third qualifying round there was a very close contest for second place between Louis Parker, Gavin Maciver and David Simpson – the drivers finishing in this order after a tremendous battle. In the A Final James Hart was the winner, Louis Parker put in a superb performance to chase him all the way to the finishing line.
Bob Harley was the best division 2 driver in qualifying but it was very close with Dave Tomlinson, Nick Bruty and Chelle Snowden all on the same lap. Bob went on to have a good run in the A Final and Dave won the B Final followed by Nick and Chelle.
Matt Popejoy was again the best qualifier in division 3 with Scott Lewis second one lap down. In the final however it was Scott who came out on top with Matt having problems with his car mid-way through the race.
In the V12 mardave class Paul Galbraith was unbeaten all evening, Team Galbraith were in top form with Jordan also on maximum points in division 2 taking second place in the final.
Congratulations to James Hart, Chelle Snowden, Matt Popejoy, Paul Galbraith and Jordan Galbraith in winning the league trophies. Matt was the only driver to have a 100% record in his best eight round scores at the end of the league, only missing out in the last final of getting maximum points in all ten rounds. Well done!
Next week is superleague Round 3.
A good evening for “Team Hart” with James winning the GT12 A Final and his dad Alister winning the C Final
Louis Parker was the leading GT12 qualifier after the first two rounds
Nick Bruty wins the B Final and Matt Popejoy takes second place
Paul Galbraith dominates all the mardave V12 class races
A very twisty design making overtaking very difficult – yes we did have to close the door to get rid of the glare from the evening sun!
Louis Parker made a great start to the evening by being the best qualifier in round 1 with some fine driving and maintained his position after round 2. James Hart was fastest in round 3 to take pole for the final followed by Louis in second place, Gavin Maciver was third and Dave Tomlinson fourth.
Matt Popejoy was the best in division 3 ahead of Scott Lewis and Courtney Orme.
In the club mardave class Paul Galbraith had comfortable victories in all three rounds, Mike Simpson was second and Joshua Galbraith finished ahead of Roy Matthews in division 2.
The mardave final went true to form with Paul Galbraith winning and Mike Simpson taking second place. A super performance from Roy Matthews secured him third place in front of both Joshua and Jake Galbraith.
The GT12 C Final was a remarkable race with all four drivers finishing on 31 laps after eight minutes. Alister Hart snatched the win from Courtney Orme with Alwyn Hodges in third place and Selina Woods fourth. Well done Selina!
The B Final saw a mixture of division 2 and 3 drivers, Matt Popejoy got off to a good start and was leading for the first five laps after which Nick Bruty overtook him and steadily built up a lead to win on 43 laps. There was little to separate Matt and Scott Lewis for most of the race, Matt taking second place on 40 laps and Scott third with 39.
In the A Final James Hart drove brilliantly to lead from start to finish, winning on 52 laps. Gavin Maciver got ahead of Louis Parker early in the race but Louis fought back and regained second place on lap 10. With positions changing a couple more times these two put on a great display and for most of the time being less than a second apart. It was Louis who crossed the finishing line just 0.31 seconds ahead of Gavin, both with 50 laps. Behind these two Chelle Snowden also had a good race to take fourth place and be best in division 2.
So Matt Popejoy extends his unbeaten run in the league to 9 rounds, just the ultimate round 10 to go next week to make a clean sweep – no pressure!
Joshua Galbraith is top qualifier in the V12 Mardave Class but Jordan Galbraith storms to victory in the final
James Hart wins the GT12 A Final
Dave Tomlinson has a great drive to take the GT12 B Final, Bob Harley makes the A Final
Matt Popejoy extends his unbeaten run by winning the GT12 C final
In the GT12 class James Hart took pole position for the A final being best qualifier with 34 laps, one lap ahead of Louis Parker and David Simpson.
Bob Harley was in sparkling form to head the division 2 drivers with 32 laps, Chelle Snowden was second with 31 laps.
Matt Popejoy was the fastest in division 3 getting 26 laps, just one ahead of fast improving Scott Lewis.
In the V12 Mardave class Joshua Galbraith was best with some great driving, Paul Galbraith was second. – well done Joshua!
First up were the V12 Mardaves and Joshua Galbraith made a good start from pole position on the grid with the rest of the field in hot pursuit. Mike Simpson took the lead on lap 9 and then followed some very close racing between Mike and Jordan Galbraith with the lead changing hands several times. A mistake by Mike let Jordan catch up and overtake on lap 30 and he went on to win with 41 laps, Mike was second on 40 and Paul Galbraith third on 29 laps. Another very exciting race!
In the GT12 C final Matt Popejoy starting from pole was in the lead all of the race, Scott Lewis was his nearest challenger and finished second 4 laps down. This is now eight wins out of eight for Matt in the league.
The GT12 B final developed into a battle between Dave Tomlinson, Chelle Snowden and Nick Bruty all of these drivers being very evenly matched. It was Dave who won the day with 48 laps, Chelle and Nick being second and third respectively on 47 laps just half a second apart.
The last race of the evening was the GT12 A Final, this was great to watch with some very skillful driving from James Hart to record yet another fine win with 53 laps. A racing incident on the first lap saw David Simpson and Gavin Maciver down at the back of the field, David eventually caught and overtook Bob Harley who had a tremendous evenings racing, Louis Parker was well clear of these two to take second place on 52 laps. At the end David was third on 51 laps, Bob fourth on 50 just ahead of Gavin Maciver. Great Race!