Round 2 of the 2019 Superleague this week.
Top qualifier in the GT12 Class was again Karl Norris with Justin Heath in second place only five seconds adrift.
Quickest in LMP12 was Ashley King – could he win the final and finish ahead of Steve Donald for the first time in three weeks????
First to race was the GT12 C Final where new member Chris Davis was the winner, Saul Theobold took second place, Alfie Hart third and Olly Statham fourth. It was good to see all three junior members having a good race and continuing to improve.
In the B Final Bob Harris looked to have the race won but had to retire after a racing incident leaving Mike Simpson to win, Paul Carter just promoted to F2 finished in second place and Jack Walsh third. An exciting race to watch.
Karl Norris won yet another A Final with in form Justin Heath having a great drive to finish in second place a lap clear of Simon Pole in third.
The last race of the evening was the LMP12 final where Steve Donald was the winner, Ashley King despite setting the fastest lap finished in second place just under a lap behind Steve (again!) with visiting driver Andy Plimmer taking third place.
A long way to go in the league yet with the best five from a possible six rounds to count.
After the qualifying rounds Karl Norris was fastest, Chelle Snowden second, Simon Pole third followed by Kayleigh Knight, Guy Rogers, Bob Harris and Bob Harley these drivers making up the A Final.
Adam Hancock was one place better than Paul Carter giving him an advantage on the grid in the final over joint F3 league leader.
In the LMP12 class James Hart was quickest by less than a second from Louis Parker with Ashley King in third place.
Time for the Finals!
First to go was the GT12 D final where a win by Freddie Parker consolidated his position as the best placed junior member in F3 and fourth overall. Saul Theobold finished in second place and Caleb Jones third.
McKenzie Wallace won the C Final with Chris Davis racing at Burton again after many years making a promising comeback to finish in second place ahead of Roy Matthews in third.
The B Final was won by Justin Heath with Mike Simpson in second place and Bailey Rice-Draycott third. The spotlight was on the battle for the F3 championship between Adam Hancock and Paul Carter. Adam failed to capitalise on his grid position and Paul, after starting last on the grid finished fourth, winning the F3 league championship on countback with both drivers tied on 597 points.
The A Final was a great race with Karl Norris starting from pole position and having won all the previous eight rounds needed the victory win them all. He made a good start but on lap 9 Chelle Snowden went into the lead with Karl trying to catch up. The race order remained unchanged for the next couple of minutes after which Karl was making up ground and on lap 24 went to the front and eventually won the race. Chelle finished in second place and Simon Pole was third just over a further 2 seconds behind. Bob Harley took fourth place and Bob Harris finishing fifth.
The last race was the LMP12 Final where James Hart was the winner, Steve Donald took second place and for the second week running beating Ashley King who was third.
A super evenings racing, congratulations to all the league winners and trophy winners.
GT12 F1 Karl Norris
GT12 F2 Kayleigh Knight
GT12 F3 Paul Carter
GT12 F3 Best Junior Freddie Parker
LMP12 F1 Louis Parker
Next week is round 2 of the 2019 Superleague.
The penultimate round of the Spring League this week.
In the GT12 class A Final Karl Norris made it eight wins in eight rounds – can he also win the final round next week????
Chelle Snowden took second place with Simon Pole in third position and being the top F2 driver.
Kayleigh Knight won the B Final, Bob Harris was second and Mike Simpson third, there was a tie for fourth place with Benn Norris and Peter Lax recording identical laps and times. You cannot get a closer finish than that!!!!
Should be an exciting finish to the F2 league next week as depending on the results the second, third and fourth places could change dramatically.
Adam Hancock had what could prove to be a crucial win in the C Final to go level on points at the top of F3 with Paul Carter who finished in second place, next weeks results will decide the F3 League winner – no pressure drivers!.
In the D Final Martyn Hartshorne was the winner with Freddie Parker taking second place to retain fourth place and best placed junior member in the F3 league. Caleb Jones finished third in the race.
In the LMP12 class Final Louis Parker was the winner with Steve Donald finishing in second place ahead of Ashley King who was third.
Another track design giving the potential of some quick lap times this week.
Justin Heath was the top qualifier with 43 laps, just under half a second better than Simon Pole.
In the A Final the winner was Simon with Justin second a lap down and Richard Norris finishing in third place.
Bob Harley won the “battle of the Bobs” in the B Final with Bob Harris finishing in second place and Adam Hancock third.
Paul Carter drove to victory in the C Final after a close race with Neil Jackson, Roy Matthews had a good drive to take third place.
A fine performance from Freddie Parker won him the D Final being four laps ahead of second place driver Martyn Hartshorne with Saul Theobold finishing third.
A good evenings racing – next week is the penultimate round of the Spring League with the final round being held the following week. With several of the trophy positions not yet decided there should be some very competitive racing.