29-08-17 Summer Trophy Meeting

A very competitive evenings racing on a fast track layout.

James Hart won the GT12 A Final with Mark Deacon taking second place and Steve Donald third.

The B Final winner was Gavin Maciver, Gary Oscroft second and Bob Harley was third.

Jordan Leavis was first across the finishing line in an exciting C Final, Karl Norris took second place with Mike Simpson third.

McKenzie Wallace was two laps clear of the rest of the field to win the D Final, Jack Walsh also had a good race to finish in second place. There was a tremendous battle for the remaining places between Kayleigh Knight, Benn Norris and Courtney Orme, they all finished on the same lap with Benn taking third place in his first trophy meeting at Burton – well done Benn!

Nathan Marshall was keen to win the Mardave Final and had a chance after pole position driver Paul Galbraith had a very slow lap 5, in the end he recovered to win, Nathan taking second, Alex Forster third and Harvey Forster fourth.

After the racing the trophies were presented by the club vice Chairman Chelle Snowden.

A great evening – back to the Summer League next week!

Oooops – was the table top curved!

22-08-17 August Clubnight

Mark Deacon had the fastest lap in the first round of qualifying heats but it was James Hart in first place, Mark second, Steve Donald third and Dan Sheppard fourth. In round two Mark was quickest again but could not improve on second place, David Hall moved up into third and Gavin Maciver fourth. In the last qualifying round James consolidated pole position in the A Final also having the quickest lap just 1/100th second faster than Mark, the order remaining unchanged with Steve Donald taking fifth place.

In the Club Mardave class Roy Matthews won round 1 but Joshua Galbraith won the remaining two rounds to claim pole position in the final ahead of his dad Paul, Roy was third and James Burford, driving a Nathan Marshall prepared car finished fourth.

In the Mardave final Joshua Galbraith had an impressive win, leaving Paul for dust to finish second (may be not such a good plan Josh), Roy was third and James fourth

Kayleigh Knight won the GT12 D Final after a great race with Jamie Hall, Courtney Orme was third.

Nick Wallace took the C final, Karl Norris was second and Bob Harris third.

Chelle Snowden was the B Final winner by the small margin of 0.2 Seconds over Andy Plimmer, Dan Sheppard finishing in third place.

In the A Final James Hart lapped everyone to win, there was a great race for the other places with the drivers being very evenly matched. At the finish gavin Maciver was second, Mark Deacon third, David Hall fourth and Steve Donald fifth – a great race to conclude the evening.

15-08-17 Superleague Round 4

A great evenings racing including a tremendous GT12 A Final won by James Hart from David Hall in second place, Gavin Maciver third and Mark Deacon fourth.

With four rounds of the superleague completed only two drivers James Hart and Mike Simpson have taken maximum points from all of the rounds.

Alex Forster leads the V12 Mardave F2 with three wins from 3, just 7 points ahead of Roy Matthews.

Jack Walsh leads the GT12 F3 with a 2 point lead over John Stringer, this looks like being a very close at the end of the year.

Steve Donald has a good lead in F2 with Daniel Lacey and Joran Leavis tied for second place.

James Hart has a commanding lead in F1 with Bob Harley, Mark Deacon and Chelle Snowden left to fight it out for the second and third places.

We look forward to a competitive remaining two rounds in October and December.

The Club Vice Chairman Chelle Snowden presented the Spring League trophies to the drivers unable to make the original presentation, congratulations to all the drivers including Roy Matthews the winner of the V12 Mardave F2 league.

NOTE NEXT WEEK WILL BE AN ORDINARY CLUBNIGHT with no league points at stake.

08-08-17 Summer league Round 5

James Hart qualified in first place, David Hall was second, Steve Donald third and Mark Deacon fourth.  Darren Ford, Gavin Maciver and Andy Plimmer completed the line up for the A Final.

Good results also for new members Carl Walton and Chris Metcalfe, both finishing ahead of John Stringer in F3,

Nathan Marshall was quickest after two rounds in the Club Mardave class with improved reliability of his car – was it due to his pit crew?, but he fell back into second place behind Mike Simpson after round 3 with Paul Galbraith third and Alex Forster fourth.

A win for Mike in the Mardave final after Nathan made a poor start from second place on the grid and had to fight his way back up the field to eventually finish in an excellent second place, ahead of Paul Galbraith and also critically F2 League leader Alex Forster, closing his lead in the league to just 5 points – we look forward to an exciting last three rounds!

Courtney Orme won an eventful GT12 D Final to retain his lead in F2, John Stringer was quickest on the track and took second place with Jack Walsh third.

In the C Final Dave Lumbis was a lap clear of everyone, Steve Gorey, Bob Harris and Richard Sherwin finishing second, third and fourth respectively.

Gary Oscroft had a great win in the B Final , Bob Harley was second, Dan Sheppard third and Jordan Leavis fourth.

Some fantastic driving in the A Final, the result was close between James Hart and David Hall, James being first across the finishing line. Andy Plimmer finished third after starting in seventh place on the grid, Mark Deacon was fourth and is now only 6 points behind the league leader in F2 – can he win promotion back into F1 ?

Next week is round 4 of the 2017 Superleague.



01-08-17 Summer League Round 4

Visiting driver David Hall was fastest qualifier in the GT12 class followed by Gavin Maciver, Steve Donald, Ashley King, Jason Crane, Darren Ford, Mark Deacon and Gary Oscroft all being a lap down on David.

David won an exciting A Final, Gavin Maciver took second place and Mark Deacon third just ahead of Ashley King.

The B Final was very close, Dan Sheppard winning by the small margin of 0.11seconds from Wayne Gorey, Chelle Snowden was third.

Matthew McAdam had a comfortable win in the C Final, Bob Harris was second and Richard Sherwin third.

In the D Final Jordan Leavis was the winner, Chris Metcalfe second and Paul Carter finished third.

In the Club Mardave class F1 Mike Simpson was top qualifier ahead of Paul Galbraith, the result was repeated in the final.
Alex Forster was best in F2 followed by his brother Harvey and again they finished in the same order in the final.

A great evening with a mix of both existing and new members plus visiting drivers.