25-07-17 Clubnight

The qualifying produced some close results, Louis Parker set the pace in the first round with James Hart in second place and Darren Ford returning after a short break in racing taking an excellent third.
In round 2 James moved into the top spot ahead of Louis with Gavin Maciver, Mark Deacon and Steve Donald a lap down.
Round 3 saw Steve Donald advance into third place overall, Louis being second and James Hart taking pole for the A Final.
In the club Mardave class Alex Forster was the leader after round 1 followed by Nathan Marshall and Harvey Forster. Things changed after round 2 with Nathan leading, Harvey second and Alex dropping down to third place. There were no changes to order in round 3 so it was Nathan who took pole for the final.

The first final was the Mardave class, this turned into one of the best races for some time with Nathan Marshall and Jordan Galbraith battling wheel to wheel for most of the race, at the finish it was Nathan who was first across the line just over a second ahead of Jordan. Alex Forster was third finishing ahead of his brother Harvey this week!

In the GT12 class Carl Walton won the D Final with spring league “most improved driver” John Stringer second and Isaac Donald third.
Bob Harley won the C Final a lap clear of Bob Harris and Karl Norris.
Club vice chairman Chelle Snowden had a great drive to win the B final and be third fastest overall, Darren Ford was second and Dan Sheppard third.
The A Final saw some very quick lap times with James Hart and Louis Parker both breaking 9 seconds, after a poor start it was James who came out on top, Louis taking second place and Steve Donald third. Good race!

After the track equipment was put away the Spring League trophies were presented by Chelle, well done to all the winners. Remember next week is round 4 of the summer league.

18-07-17 Summer league Round 3

Another good evenings racing, James Hart being the fastest qualifier in the GT12 class followed by Steve Donald and Bob Harley. The result was repeated in the A Final with Jordan Leavis taking a fine fourth place.

In the Club Mardave class Mike Simpson was top qualifier, Nathan Marshall was second and Harvey Forster third, just beating his brother Alex by 0.14 seconds.
In the Final Mike won, Alex was second, Harvey third and Nathan Fourth after the wheels came off!

11-07-17 Summer League Round 2

The second of eight rounds of the summer league.
Steve Donald made a good start to lead the qualifying in the GT12 class after the first round with James Hart in second place and Mark Deacon third. James took over the lead in the second round, Mark Deacon moved up into second spot and visiting driver David Hall third. In round three David moved ahead of Mark into second place, James taking pole position for the A Final.
Good performances in all three rounds from McKenzie Wallace made him the top F3 driver with John Stringer second and Jack Walsh third.

In the club Mardave class Mike Simpson was quickest but it was very close for the other places with Paul Galbraith taking second, Roy Matthews third and Alex Forster fourth and best in F2 just a few seconds apart.

In the Mardave final Mike was the winner with Paul taking second place. There was a tremendous battle for third place between Roy Matthews, Alex Forster and Harvey Forster. All three drivers finished on the same lap and it was Alex who was first across the finishing line to take third and best in F2 followed by Roy and then Harvey who recorded the fastest lap time of the three of them. Better watch out Alex, Harvey is getting quicker each week after your number 1 driver spot in “Team Forster”.

The GT12 C Final was won by John Stringer, Courtney Orme finished second, these two drivers being a lap up on Jack Walsh who finished in third place.

Bob Harley made a good start from pole position in the Gt12 B Final and had a good drive to win and set the best lap time, Nick Wallace took second place just over eight seconds down and visiting driver Paul Lison was third.

The last race of the evening provided plenty of entertainment with some excellent driving, the first four cars finishing only a few seconds apart.

James Hart started from pole position on the grid and Gavin Maciver in car 5 moved up from the back of the grid into second place behind James on the first lap followed by Mark Deacon, Steve Donald and David Hall.
James set a very fast pace and with all drivers lapping quickly Mark got past Gavin on lap 8 to move into second place and on lap 17 David started to move up the field into fourth place overtaking Steve Donald.
A big change of order on lap 22 with Gavin dropping down to the back of the field, the race order now being James, Mark, Steve, David, Gavin. The order remained until 2 laps from the end of the race when David moved into third place ahead of Steve.
A great race, James the winner, Mark second, David third, Steve fourth all on 38 laps and Gavin fifth place.

With two rounds completed only Mark Deacon and Mike Simpson have a 100% record scoring maximum points, can they win again next week?

04-07-17 Summer League Round 1

The first round of eight in the Summer League with a chance for drivers to score some early league points especially in the GT12 class with fewer drivers than normal racing this week.

Mark Deacon was the top qualifier in the GT12 class (not bad for a F2 Driver Mark!) ahead of Steve Donald and Bob Harley. Steve got his revenge in the A final with a fine win, Mark taking second place and Bob Harley third.
The B Final turned into a two driver race with Courtney Orme getting the upper hand over John Stringer.

In the club mardave class Mike Simpson was quickest with Joshua Galbraith second and Paul Galbraith taking third place. In the A final Jordan Galbraith made an excellent start and had a very close race with Mike who eventually got out of the “Galbraith Sandwich” and was first over the finishing line, Jordan being second and Joshua third.
In the B Final Nathan Marshall had an excellent win, Roy Matthews took second place and Harvey Forster was third just a few seconds behind – well done Harvey.

Five drivers making a great start scoring maximum points in the league divisions this week, can they maintain the momentum over the remaining rounds? Remember it is the best six from a possible eight round scores to count.