30-10-18 Winter League Round 6

With Schools being on half term holiday there were several visiting drivers this week.

Chelle Snowden was the top qualifier in the GT12 Class, League leader Karl Norris was in second place both drivers being two laps up on the third and fourth place drivers Bob Harley and Guy Rogers.
In the LMP class Louis Parker had a great drive in round three to take pole position in the final a lap ahead of Ashley King and James Hart.

The GT12 C Final turned out to be a good one for “Team Walker” with James winning and Jack taking second place. Martyn Hartshorne racing after a couple of weeks break was third and F3 League leader Freddie Parker fourth.

Visitor Bailey Rice-Draycott won the B Final, Kayleigh Knight was a close second and fast improving Benn Norris took third place. Better watch out Kay – Benn had a quicker best lap time than you for the second week running!

In the A Final Karl Norris made a great start from second place on the grid to go ahead of Chelle Snowden on the first lap and went on to win the race three seconds ahead of Chelle. Bob Harley recovered from a poor start to take third place with Justin Heath fourth.

The LMP final was run at a very fast pace and developed into a race for the win between Louis Parker, Ashley King and James Hart. A super race to watch with Louis and James going wheel to wheel for lap after lap and James being first across the finishing line to win. Ashley took third place just a few seconds adrift and Fred Hatfield was fourth.
A great race to conclude the evening.

23-10-18 Winter League Round 5

After the three rounds of qualifying Ashley King was quickest in the GT12 class with 37 laps followed by Karl Norris, Chelle Snowden and Leigh Dibble all on 36.
In F2 Justin Heath was the best, closely followed by Guy Rogers both drivers with 34 laps followed by Bob Harris on 32.
Only two drivers racing in F3 this week, Paul Carter and Freddie Parker finishing in that order.
Likewise in the club Mardave class Nathan Marshall took pole position in the final ahead of Roy Matthews.

In the combined Mardave/GT12 D Final Matthew Tansley was the winner with Paul Carter taking second place, Nathan Marshall third and Roy Matthews fourth.

In the GT12 C Final Bob Harris took and early lead starting on pole position on the grid, Mike Simpson then moved up into the front until the last minute when Bob re-took the lead and went on to win the race. Behind these two Chris Metcalfe and Kayleigh Knight were fighting it out for third and fourth places, it was very close but Chris was first to the finish. Well done also to Benn Norris who put in some quicker laps than both Chris and Kayleigh!

The GT12 B Final was next and proved to be an exciting race with Bob Harley leading the cars away at the start from pole. Justin Heath set the quickest lap time early on in the race just 6/100th second faster than Bob and with Darren Ford and Guy Rogers also going well it was a great race to watch. In the end a super consistent drive from Darren won him the race, Bob finished second and Justin third all on the same lap.

Could the last race of the evening the GT12 A Final match the excitement of the previous one, the answer was yes! Ashley King being the winner and lapping all the other drivers apart from Steve Donald who finished in second place with Chelle Snowden taking third spot and league leader Karl Norris fourth all these three finishing on the same lap.

Four more rounds yet to go in the league, Karl Norris still leads F1 by a big margin but Chelle Snowden reduced his lead by a point this week.
A change of leader in F2 with Guy Rogers now top just a single point ahead of Mike Simpson, Bob Harris in third place also closing the gap by a point to second place.
Freddie Parker still leads F3.
In the Mardave class Roy Matthews had his lead cut by a point by Nathan Marshall who, having raced in only two rounds still could achieve a maximum points score in the league.
Remember it is the best six from a possible nine results that count.

16-10-18 Clubnight

Karl Norris was the top qualifier in the GT12 class with Chelle Snowden in second place both drivers on 39 laps, followed by Darren Ford and Guy Rogers completing the A final line up.

Bob Harris was just 0.2sec quicker than Mike Simpson to take pole in the B final with Kayleigh Knight and Chris Metcalfe being in third and fourth positions, all four drivers being very closely matched for speed.

The C final was to be a combined GT12 /V12 race with David Statham taking pole position followed by Matthew Tansley, Alan Forster, Alex Forster and James Krych. Just two mardave drivers this week – both “Team Forster”, Alan gaining the initial advantage by qualifying ahead of Alex.

David Statham had a runaway victory in the C Final with Alan and Alex Forster fighting it out for second and third places, what a finish this was with Alex crossing the finishing line just 4/100th of a second ahead of Alan to be top “Team Forster” driver this week – well done Alex!

Bob Harris made a good start from pole position on the grid in the B Final and went on to take a well deserved win. It was very close for the remaining places with positions changing several times during the race. In the end Kayleigh Knight continued her recent run of good form to take second place, Mike Simpson being third and Chris Metcalfe fourth all being on the same lap – an exciting race to watch!

The A Final produced one of the closest contests for some time with all four drivers finishing on the same lap. Karl Norris was the winner also setting the fastest lap.  Chelle Snowden took second place followed by Darren ford was third just 0.17 seconds adrift with Guy Rogers in fourth place.

Next week is round 5 of the winter league.

09-10-18 Superleague Round 5

Standard track layout No 2 this week produced some quick laps and exciting racing.

Alan Forster was the top qualifier in the Club Mardave class with 30 laps, Nathan Marshall was second on 29 with Roy Matthews and Alex Forster a further two laps down.

Karl Norris took pole in the GT12 A Final with 42 laps followed by Darren Ford 41, Chelle Snowden and Jordan Leavis both on 40 and Justin Heath with 39 laps completing the A Final line up.

The start order for the B Final was Bob Harley on pole, Guy Rogers, Kayleigh Knight, Mike Simpson and David Statham.

Daniel Beattie was pole position driver for the C Final, Courtney Orme was car 2, Martyn Hartshorne car 3, James Krych car 4 and Freddie Parker car 5.

In the LMP class there was the usual rivalry between Steve Donald and Ashley King with all four drivers setting very quick laps. Ashley won the first two rounds of qualifying and a retirement in round three by Steve confirmed that he had once again been “Eclipsed” by Ashley. Good driving from everyone, the line up for the final being Ashley, Steve, Richard Norris and Fred Hatfield.

In the Mardave Final Alan Forster was the winner, narrowly beating Nathan Marshall. All drivers finished in the grid order with Roy Matthews third and Alex Forster fourth.

Daniel Beattie got the better of Courtney Orme to win the GT12 C Final with the remaining three drivers battling it out for the other places. At the finish the order was Martyn Hartshorne third, James Krych fourth and Freddie Parker fifth.

Bob Harley won the B final with Guy Rogers despite setting the fastest lap finishing in second place. Behind these two drivers Kayleigh Knight and Mike Simpson were having a close fought battle and it was Kay who took third place, Mike fourth and David Statham fifth.

The GT12 A final was the best race of the evening with four of the five drivers finishing on the same lap just a few seconds apart. Karl Norris was the winner, a super drive from Darren Ford earned him second place with Jordan Leavis in top form finishing third and also setting equal fastest lap with Karl. Chelle Snowden was just over a further second down in fourth place and Justin Heath was fifth.

Last to race were the LMP drivers where Ashley King was the winner, also improving on his fastest lap in qualifying by 6/100th second. Richard Norris also had a good race to finish in second place two laps ahead of third place driver Fred Hatfield with Steve Donald unfortunately not being able to start the race.

There is now only a single round of the 2018 superleague remaining which is planned for Tuesday 11th December.

Five out of a possible six round scores to count.

02-10-18 Winter League Round 4


Some very close results in the qualifying and after the three rounds Karl Norris was quickest in the GT12 class taking pole position in the A Final. Guy Rogers had his car setup well this week and some excellent driving earned him second place ahead of Bob Harley, Bob Harris and Mike Simpson.

Kayleigh took pole position for the B Final, followed by Justin Heath, Benn Norris, Chris Metcalfe and Dan Sheppard who was having issues with his car.

Paul Carter was on pole for the C Final ahead of Anthony Dennis, Martyn Hartshorne, James Krych and Freddie Parker.

In the LMP class Steve Donald was quickest so things were looking good for the final starting from pole position with Ashley King, Fred Hatfield and Richard Norris completing the line up.


The GT12 C Final was first up and developed into a battle for the lead between Anthony Dennis and Paul Carter which went right down to the wire with Paul snatching the win from Anthony on the very last lap.

In the B Final Kayleigh Knight made a great start to the race from pole position on the grid, Justin Heath tried his best to catch her up but despite setting the fastest lap of the race had to settle for second place, Kayleigh winning and Benn Norris taking third place with a good drive.

Karl Norris won the A Final in style by a margin of two laps, Bob Harley took second place ahead of Guy Rogers in third, a great race to watch this.

Just the LMP final left, Steve Donald leading the drivers off the grid from pole position. Some very quick laps during the race, the best being set by Steve but both Ashley King and Fred Hatfield were just 3/100th of a second slower. A great performance of consistently quick laps from Ashley won him the race, lapping the rest of the field, Steve took second place by just over 3 seconds from Fred.

Some changes to the league positions after four of the nine rounds  being completed.

Karl Norris now leads GT12 F1 from Chelle Snowden.
Guy Rogers is now just a single point behind F2 League leader Mike Simpson
Freddie Parker is the new leader in F3
Ashleigh King retains his unbeaten record at the top of the LMP league.

Next week is Superleague round 5