The first round of the 2019 three round Midland GT12 series got off to a great start at Burton Buggy Club with twenty one GT12 drivers plus five racing in the LMP12 support class.
Following a practice round there were four qualifying rounds. Gary Kirkpatrick was top qualifier closely followed by Craig Nutting, Justin Heath, Simon Pole and Andrew Slingsby all being on 37 laps.
In the LMP12 class Ashley King was the quickest with 52 laps being just under two and a half seconds ahead of James Stewart with the other drivers all being a lap down.
The LMP12 final was first and produced some great racing with all drivers lapping in similar times, the winner was Ashley King, James Stewart took second place and Steve Donald third – all on 52 laps.
Kaelin Thompson won the GT12 C Final, three laps ahead of second placed driver Michael Davies, Freddie Parker finishing third.
McKenzie Wallace made a great start in the B Final, however it turned into a battle for the lead between Bob Harley and Pete Allen with Bob getting the upper hand to win, Pete was second and Nick Wallace third.
Just the A Final remaining and with ten cars on the track together it was bound to be a great race to watch. Gary Kirkpatrick led the cars away from pole position on the grid and was the winner, super driving from both Simon Pole and Matthew Cook earned them second and third places respectively.
Trophies were presented to the first three drivers in each Final, GT12 Top Qualifier and the leading three Junior drivers by Chelle Snowden and Bob Harley.
A great days racing, many thanks to Bob Harley for organising the event, Chris Snowden at race control and everyone who helped on the day with the track and equipment.
Don’t forget round 2 is at Rowley Regis on 3rd November.