It was the final round of what has been a very competitive league – congratulations to all the winning drivers.
V12 Mardave Class
Winner Mike Simpson
Second Jordan galbraith
Third Paul Galbraith
GT12 Division 1
Winner Gavin Maciver
Second David Simpson
Third Chelle Snowden
GT12 Division 2
Winner Nick Wallace
Second Matt Popejoy
Third Rob Hambridge
GT12 Division 3
Winner Courtney Orme
Second Alwyn Hodges
Third Mike Simpson
Can the current holders of the main league trophies please remember bring them back by clubnight on Tuesday 3rd April in order to get them engraved with the new league champions names.
The next league commences on Tuesday 10th April.
Louis Parker is fastest qualifier and wins the A Final
A great performance from Matt Popejoy to make the A Final
David Snowden gets another maximum points in division 3
Jordan Galbraith was the fastest qualifier and won the final in the club mardave class
Some excellent racing on a testing track design, David Simpson was best qualifier after the first and second rounds but Louis Parker came good in round three to take pole in the A final. David was second overall and Gavin Maciver third. Matt Popejoy had his car set up well and with some great driving took fourth overall to make the A final.
Bob Harley was second in division 2 and Nick Wallace sporting a fine new bodyshell was third.
David Snowden carried on his good run of form from last week to be best in division 3 ahead of Courtney Orme and Alwyn Hodges.
In the mardave class Jordan Galbraith won two of the three qualifying heats and set the best time to be assured of pole position in the final, Mike Simpson was second just ahead of Joshua Galbraith who pushed his dad Paul down into fourth spot.
There was no stopping Jordan Galbraith in the mardave final, a super drive to lap everyone in the race and take an easy win. Behind Jordan Mike Simpson and Paul Galbraith had their own race for second place with positions changing several times. It was Mike who took second by just 0.98 seconds – a very close finish!
Rob Hambridge had a good drive in the GT12 C final to win, David Snowden was second just two laps down and visiting driver Max Crossland third a further lap behind.
The GT12 B final was a very close throughout with all the drivers being evenly matched. It was Nick Wallace with his sparkling new bodyshell who won the day being 2.9 seconds ahead of second place driver Bob Harley who narrowly beat Chelle Snowden by 4.5 seconds – an exciting race!
The GT12 A final was also a great race with Louis Parker, David Simpson and Gavin Maciver all driving very quickly and accurately round a very twisty track. David set the fastest lap but it was Louis with a very consistent performance who won, Gavin snatching second place from David on the last bend.
Just one round remains in the league which will be held next week.
An exciting evenings racing with maximum points being scored for the first time in all four league divisions by the winning drivers
Louis Parker after having problems with his car in round 1 recovered to be fastest in qualifying and take pole position in the GT12 A final, another good performance from Chelle Snowden to take second place ahead of David Simpson.
Matt Popejoy was the quickest in division 2 and new member David Snowden qualified in top position in division 3 with Courtney Orme second.
In the Club Mardave class the racing was very close as usual with Paul Galbraith winning round 1, Jordan Galbraith winning round 2 and Mike Simpson taking round 3 with the best time to take pole in the final.
In the Mardave final Mike Simpson got a good start with Jordan Galbraith in hot pursuit, with some incredibly close driving these two had lapped everyone else in the field by lap 11. On lap 14 Mike made an error and Jordan took the lead and it was now Jordan who was being pursued by Mike. Unfortunately on lap 21 Jordan’s car had a mechanical failure with the suspension coming adrift which enabled Mike to take a comfortable win with Paul Galbraith making a last minute charge to un-lap himself and take second place with Roy Matthews finishing a fine third.
The GT12 B final saw a great performance from new member David Snowden who had been improving his times all evening. He had a very convincing win being 5 laps ahead of Courtney Orme with Mark Perkin taking third place on the same lap as Courtney. Well done David! – Could Chelle make it two wins for the Snowden family in the A final?
Louis Parker made a great start in the A final and soon pulled out a good lead, behind him Chelle Snowden and David Simpson were having their own race for second place. David moved into second on lap 2 only for Chelle to get past on lap 7, the race remained very close and David moved back into second spot on lap 10, the positions remained the same for a while and by lap 20 Chelle was only 2/10th second behind David. Unfortunately a racing incident on lap 23 put David out of contention and Chelle was able to cruise to a well deserved second place behind the winner and fastest car on the track Louis Parker. A great race to watch!
Louis Parker is fastest qualifier and wins the GT12 A Final
Bob Harley takes maximum points in division 2
Mark Perkin is best qualifier in division 3 but Courtney Orme wins the GT12 C Final
Jordan Galbraith shows all the drivers the way in the mardave class with maximum points
One practice round, two qualifying rounds and a final this week.
Louis Parker was quickest with 31 laps followed by Gavin Maciver on 30 and David Simpson 29 laps.
In division 2 Bob Harley completed 28 laps and Nick Wallace 26.
Mark Perkin was best in division 3 with 21 laps followed by Alwyn Hodges on 18.
In the club mardave class Jordan Galbraith lapped everyone in the race to take pole position with 25 laps, Paul Galbraith was second on 24 laps.
First up was the mardave final where Jordan Galbraith made a great start from pole position on the grid to establish an early lead and with some very fast and consistent driving went on to record yet another great win. Behind him Paul Galbraith was challenging during the early stages of the race until mechanical problems on lap 6 dropped him down the field. At the finish it was Mike Simpson who took second place with Paul third. Roy Matthews also had a good race taking fourth place and pushing Joshua Galbraith down into fifth position. The top “Team Wray” driver this week was Wes who finished ahead of Jensen – will the tables be turned next week?
Courtney Orme had a comfortable win in the GT12 C final with David Snowden taking second place on his return to racing and Mark Perkin was third.
The GT12 B final developed into a good high speed and close race between Bob Harley, Nick Wallace and Dave Tomlinson, it was Bob who came out on top with some quick and accurate driving, Nick pushed him but could not quite match Bob’s pace and had to settle for second place.
Louis Parker set the fastest lap time in the GT12 A final but was challenged all the way through the race by a in-form Gavin Maciver, it was close at the finish with Louis winning and Gavin taking second place just under three and a half seconds behind. Another good result also for Chelle Snowden who finished third.
So after three rounds things are very competitive in all the league divisions.
In the GT12 class Gavin Maciver leads with a 7 point advantage over Chelle Snowden, watch out for Louis Parker though as he has only raced in one round.
Bob Harley has just a single point advantage over Nick Wallace in division 2, I am sure things will be close at the end of the year.
Courtney Orme has a commanding lead in division 3 but new member Mark Perkin could still win with some more good results.
In the mardave class Jordan Galbraith and Mike Simpson are now tied for the lead with Paul Gabraith just four points adrift – this has the makings of a very close final result.