29-09-15 September Clubnight

An ordinary clubnight before the start of the new Autumn League next week.

Some good close racing, Louis Parker set the pace in qualifying to take pole position in the A Final with Gavin Maciver in second place and Nick Bruty third.
Dave Tomlinson running his Zen alongside the mardave V12 cars was two laps ahead of Mike Simpson with Joshua Galbraith third and Roy Matthews fourth.

In the Mardave Final Dave Tomlinson was the winner with some quick, consistent driving but Joshua Galbraith gave him a run for his money with a super drive, setting the fastest lap and finishing in second place just 1.21 seconds adrift. Jordan Galbraith was third to complete a great evening for “Team Galbraith” – Good driving Joshua!

The GT12 C Final went right to the wire with Mike Simpson snatching the lead from Scott Lewis on the final lap, visiting driver Grant Woodcock starting from the back of the grid finished third.

Ever improving Matt Popejoy had a fine run in the B Final to win with Nick Wallace in second position six seconds behind. Courtney Orme was third.

As usual the last race of the evening was the GT12 A Final, Nick Bruty got off to a flying start but it was Louis Parker who won with some superb driving and setting the fastest lap. Gavin Maciver and Dave Tomlinson had a very close race for second place, Dave was first across the line just 0.24 seconds ahead of Gavin. Well done Dave!

22-09-15 Summer League Final round

A good finish to the Summer League which has been contested over ten rounds with each drivers best eight rounds to count towards the final score.

Louis Parker after his recent success in becoming the Under 13 BRCA National Touring Car Champion – a major achievement, had a great evening dominating the GT12 heats and also winning the A Final.

Gavin Maciver was second fastest qualifier and finished in second place in the A Final with Dave Tomlinson chasing him all the way to the finishing line to snatch the Division 2 title from Nick Bruty by just two points. Bob Harley qualified fourth to also made the A Final pushing Division 1 drivers Chelle Snowden and David Simpson down into the B final.

Chelle won the B Final with David finishing in second place and Matt Popejoy third, Scott Lewis was best in division 3 to assure him of the league title. Club Chairman Rob Hambridge was back racing after a few weeks break won the C final and Paul Galbraith trying out his GT12 for the first time was second.

In the Mardave class Joshua Galbraith just failed to repeat his winning performance of last week, he put in the fastest laps of the final but a few minor errors let Mike Simpson into the lead and be first to cross the finishing line.

The league winners were a follows.

GT12 Division 1 James Hart – James achieved a 100% record over his eight rounds with some tremendous driving.
Gavin Maciver was second and Darren Ford third just 1 point behind.

GT12 Division winner was Dave Tomlinson, Nick Bruty was second and Bob Harley third.

GT12 Division 3 was won by Scott Lewis with Selina Woods in second place and Courtney Orme third.

Mardave Division 1 was won by Mike Simpson with the runner up being Paul Galbraith.

The Mardave Division 2 was won by Joshua Galbraith, Roy Matthews finishing in second place.

Next week is an ordinary clubnight.

15-09-15 Summer League Round 9

Louis Parker leads the way in the GT12 class
Nick Bruty is second fastest qualifier and heads division 2
Bob Harley wins the B Final
Scott Lewis takes the lead in division 3 with maximum points from the evening
Joshua Galbraith wins the V12 Mardave final, Roy Matthews is second in qualifying


Louis Parker was in tremendous form to be best qualifier with 34 laps which was a full two laps better than second placed driver Nick Bruty who also put in some great driving to beat the other division 1 drivers.

Things were very close in division 3 with Scott Lewis just being fastest 0.09 seconds ahead of Courtney Orme.

In the Mardave class Mike Simpson was best with 27 laps followed by Roy Matthews who drove well to take second place ahead of Joshua Galbraith.

Joshua Galbraith won the Mardave final with a fine performance beating pole position driver Mike Simpson into second place. well done Josh – can he win again next week?

Scott Lewis had an easy win in the GT12 C Final being four laps ahead of Matt Popejoy who had a mechanical failure on his car about a minute from the end of the race.

The B Final was a superb race with Bob Harley starting from pole position and chased all the way through the race by Dave Tomlinson, Bob held onto his position to win by just over three seconds with Dave taking second place and Nick Wallace third.

In the A Final Louis Parker starting from pole position had his car flying and with an almost faultless drive had a runaway victory setting the fastest lap and finishing three laps clear of the other drivers – good stuff Louis!
Behind him there was a frantic battle for second and third places between Gavin Maciver, Darren Ford and Nick Bruty, at the finish they finished in this order all on the same lap. A great race to watch!

Who can roll up a carpet the neatest?

Next week is the final round of the current summer league, several positions will be decided by the results, especially in division 2 where new leader Nick Bruty is just three points ahead of Dave Tomlinson – will look forward to an exciting finish.

08-09-15 Summer League Round 8

James Hart continues his run of winning all eight rounds – can he make it ten out of ten?
Nick Bruty wins the GT12 B Final but Dave Tomlinson was the best placed driver in division 2
Courtney Orme has a great win in the C Final, it looks like being a very close finish in division 3
Mike Simpson takes maximum points in the V12 Club Mardave class

A tricky track this week demanding the correct line to set a quick lap time.

In the qualifying James hart was fastest followed by Louis Parker and David Simpson who were separated by less than two seconds.
Dave Tomlinson was in good form and earning him a place in the A Final, along with visiting driver David Underwood.

Scott Lewis was the best in division 3 followed by Courtney Orme.

After a motor failure in round 2, Mike Simpson set the pace in the mardave class, Paul Galbraith finished in second place.

Eight minute finals this week and Mike Simpson won the mardave final with Jordan Galbraith second and Joshua Galbraith in third place – their dad Paul had to retire after three laps due to problems with his car – I wonder who was supposed to have charged the batteries????

In the GT12 C Final Courtney Orme had a convincing win being two laps clear of league leader Selina Woods who had struggled with her car setup in the qualifying.

The B final was an excellent race with Nick Bruty winning with a magnificent 50 laps, Nick Wallace was second on 46 laps and Matt Popejoy third with 43 laps.

Some excellent driving in the A Final by James Hart and Louis Parker to take the first two places and Dave Tomlinson put in another great drive to be third and best division 2 driver.

Just two rounds left in the Summer League, best eight from a possible ten rounds to count.

01-09-15 Summer League Round 7

James Hart wins again, David Hall was a very close second
In form Nick Bruty takes maximum points for the second week running in division 2
Scott Lewis is two laps ahead of division 3 league leader Selina Woods in the C Final and reducing her league lead
Another great evening for “Team Galbraith” with Joshua being top qualifier in the club Mardave class and his brother Jordan winning the final

Another good evenings racing with James Hart taking the top qualifier spot after three rounds with a magnificent 35 laps, David Hall, Gavin Maciver and David Simpson were all a lap down on James.
Nick Bruty was the quickest in division 2 with 32 laps just under a second ahead of Dave Tomlinson in second place, Matt Popejoy was third on 29 laps.
Scott Lewis had a great drive in round 3 to take the top place in division 3 with 28 laps, Courtney Orme was second and Selina Woods third.
Some tremendous driving from Joshua Galbraith again this week earned him the top qualifier place in the Mardave class with Mike Simpson second a lap down and Paul Galbraith in third spot.

Joshua Galbraith started from pole position in the Mardave final and made a good start as did his brother Jordan, problems with his car on lap 25 put an end to Joshua’s chances of winning the race. Jordan however had a superb race to win with 32 laps, Mike Simpson was second on 31 and Paul Galbraith third on 30 laps. Joshua set the fastest lap time and eventually finished in fourth place.

The GT12 D Final was next and Alister Hart won the race on 29 laps with some very consistent driving, Alwyn Hodges was second on 27 laps and Jack Walsh took third place with 25 followed by Jamie Hall on 23.

Nick Wallace was in the lead from start to finish to win the C Final with 35 laps followed by Mike Simpson on 33 and Scott Lewis on 32 laps.

The B Final was a very close race with the first three drivers all finishing on 37 laps, it was Chelle Snowden who was first across the finishing line with Nick Bruty second and Dave Tomlinson in third place.

James Hart starting from pole set the fastest lap time of 8.48 seconds in a fast and furious race, David Hall kept the pressure on James throughout the race and finished just 1.49 seconds adrift in second place, both drivers on 41 laps. Behind these two Gavin Maciver and David Simpson had a great contest for third place, Gavin capitalised on a mistake by David on lap 24 and held on to finish third, both drivers on 39 laps.