28-06-16 Summer league Round 6

Gavin Maciver dominated the qualifying heats with some fast and accurate driving, being two laps up on second place driver Matt Popejoy and a further lap ahead of Bob Harley, Nick Wallace and Chelle Snowden. Gavin set the fastest lap and his average lap time of 10.14 seconds was better than everyone else’s best lap – Bob Harley being next quickest at 10.17 seconds.

In the mardave class Mike Simpson won round 1, Jordan Galbraith round 2 and Paul Galbraith round 3 to take pole position in the final with Jordan second.

Only five carpets wide this week but an interesting design.

The first final was the mardave class and what an exciting race it proved to be. Paul Galbraith started well from pole position on the grid followed by Jordan Galbraith and Mike Simpson, on lap 3 Mike moved up into second place and then took the lead on lap 19 . Jordan overtook his dad Paul on the next lap to move up into second place. A mistake by Mike let Paul back into the lead on lap 23 with Jordan right on his heels and then overtaking Paul on lap 25 to go to the front. On the penultimate lap 27 Paul took the lead once more and was first across the finishing line, Jordan was second and Mike third, just a couple of seconds between them all – good race!

In the GT12 C final some steady driving by Alister Hart gave him an easy win with Alwyn Hodges taking second place and Courtney Orme third after some mechanical problems with his car.

The GT12 B final was also a great race between Chelle Snowden, Dave Tomlinson and Daniel Lacey, all three drivers lapping at similar speeds with Chelle maintaining her advantage up to lap 23 when Dave Tomlinson took the lead with very little between all these three drivers. Chelle put in some fast laps in the closing stages of the race but could not quite catch Dave who held his nerve to take the win, Chelle was second and Daniel and excellent third.

In the A final Gavin Maciver had another storming race to lead from start to finish and equal his qualifying laps but just over a second quicker – well done Gavin.
Behind him there was an incredibly close race for second place between Matt Popejoy and Bob Harley, Matt just managed to retain his advantage of being second on the grid with very little between them, Bob closing the gap to 0.15 seconds on lap 29 but Matt went on to take second place by about 1.5 seconds in a nail biting finish, Bob being third.