Another great evenings racing with James Hart being top qualifier a lap up on Ashley King, Steve Donald and Karl Norris.
In the mardave class Rob Hambridge was quickest followed by Nathan Marshall and Roy Matthews.
In the mardave final Rob, Nathan and Roy all were going well and Rob established a small lead. On the final lap Nathan caught him up and took the lead only make an error on the penultimate bend when Rob went past and won the race by half a second. With two rounds left is the pressure getting too much Nathan??
The GT12 D Final was won by Courtney Orme, Benn Norris finished in second place just ahead of Jack Walsh, all drivers having a good race.
Jordan Leavis was the winner in the C Final, Guy Rogers took second place, Gary James third and F3 league leader Kayleigh Knight fourth.
Chelle Snowden had a comfortable win in the B Final, Mike Simpson was second and Bob Harris third.
James Hart made a super start to the A Final from pole position and raced away to a win two laps up on the rest of the field with Steve Donald finishing ahead of Dan Sheppard to take second place, Ashley King was fourth.
Just two more rounds left in the league to decide the winners – GT12 F2 in particular has the makings of going down to the wire between Karl Norris and Dan Sheppard.
A more open track design than last week produced some very quick lap times, Richard Hicklin was the best in qualifying with 43 laps, Steve Donald being just a couple of seconds down. Ashley King and Karl Norris both achieved 42 laps to be third and fourth.
In the club mardave class the result went down to the wire in the third round of qualifying with Roy Matthews just losing out to Nathan Marshall by 0.16 seconds despite Roy setting the fastest lap.
Nathan went on to win the mardave final, Harvey Forster was second and Roy Matthews had a problem with his car that put him out of the running. Time to get a new pit crew Roy????
Courtney Orme was the winner of the GT12 D final, a great drive from Alex Forster to finish in second with Paul Carter third.
Bjorn Baldwin led the C final field away from pole position on the grid and had a very close race with Mike Simpson who eventually won. Behind these two driver Bob Harris and Tom Sheppard were very evenly matched and it was Bob who took third place just over a second ahead of Tom.
The B final was won by Dan Sheppard, Dean Hawley took second place and Jordan Leavis an excellent third after a good battle with Daniel Lacey.
Just the A final to go which was run at a very fast pace, it was Ashley King who was first across the finishing line just 0.52 seconds in front of Steve Donald with Karl Norris a further 4 seconds adrift. Well done Ashley!
Just three more rounds to go now in the Autumn league.
It was great to see an excellent turn out for the AGM which was followed by free racing for members attending the meeting who wished to race.
The Club has a new Chairman Bob Harley who I am sure with the rest of the committee will do an excellent job in moving the Club forward.
The Full committee is:-
Chairman Bob Harley
Secretary Mike Simpson
Treasurer Steve Donald
Chief Scrutineer Jason Leavis
Rob Hambridge, Alister Hart, James Hart
Daniel Lacey, Chelle Snowden and Chris Snowden.
IMPORTANT – NOTE CHANGE TO RACING START TIME
Racing will start at 7-00pm prompt, booking in will close by 6-45pm. Drivers must inform race control by text or phone call by 6-45pm if they are racing and going to be late for booking in.
Membership and race fees remain unchanged for 2018
Membership forms will be available at race control from Tuesday 21st November
Ball-raced front wheels are allowed in the Club Mardave class
To ensure marshalling is to a consistent high standard the following existing club rules will be enforced
All drivers must marshal the next heat following their race and stand when marshalling. If they fail to marshal, they will incur time penalties or loss of FTD at the discretion of the race controller
Substitute marshals are allowed providing the race controller is notified of who is marshalling for which driver prior to the race starting, all marshals must be current BRCA members
James Hart set a blistering pace in qualifying being a full two laps better than anyone else. A great performance also from Karl Norris to take second place ahead of Ashley King, Steve Donald and Bob Harley, last week’s A Final winner Mark Deacon being down in sixth place.
In the Mardave class Rob Hambridge took the top qualifier spot in the last round of qualifying, Matt Cripps being second and Roy Matthews third.
Rob went on to win the Mardave final, his battery just lasting the race, followed by Matt and Roy.
The GT12 D final developed into a battle between Benn Norris and Jack Walsh with Benn being the victor – well done both drivers!
Guy Rogers got the better of Bob Harris to win the C final, Bob taking second and Kayleigh Knight third.
Daniel Lacey, back racing at Burton after a break in had an excellent win in the B final, Matthew McAdam taking second place and Jordan Leavis third.
The last race of the evening, the A Final was certainly worth waiting for with a stunning drive from James Hart to win with his best 10 lap times being quicker than everyone’s best lap!. A great evening for Karl Norris also in finishing second, Ashley King being third.
Remember next week is the AGM, the track will be set out as usual and there will be racing after the meeting is finished assuming time allows.
Mark Deacon was quickest in qualifying with Steve Donald 0. 8seconds adrift and Gavin Maciver in third place.
Karl Norris was the top F2 driver followed by Dan Sheppard and Stephen Deacon.
Only two drivers in F3 this week Kayleigh Knight finishing ahead of Alwyn Hodges.
Nathan Marshall had a commanding lead in the mardave class, Wes Wray was his nearest rival in second place, Jensen Wray was third.
The Mardave final was first, Nathan was on pole position and went on to win, Roy Matthews took second place and Wes Wray finished third. Joshua Galbraith was making up ground on the leaders but things got too hot for him when his car developed a wiring fault forcing his retirement from the race.
The GT12 C Final was very close, Kayleigh Knight taking the win just ahead of Courtney Orme, Paul Carter finished in third place.
Bob Harley won an exciting B Final by 10 seconds from Stephen Deacon in second place, Tom Sheppard finishing third.
Mark Deacon was the winner in the A Final, also setting the fastest lap, Steve Donald took second place and Gavin Maciver third.
Next week is an ordinary clubnight.