The last round of the Summer League and with the best six from a possible nine round scores to count several trophy winning positions were in the balance so the pressure was on to get a good result. In F2 it was possible for Dan Sheppard to take the league title but only if he was the top F2 driver of the evening as under the “countback” tie break system Jordan Leavis the leader after round 8 would win as his seventh best round score was greater.
A “James Hart” design track layout called for some accurate driving so the scene was set for some exciting racing.
After the three rounds of qualifying Alex Forster took pole position for the V12 Mardave final with Roy Matthews second and Harvey Forster third.
Ashley King was the quickest in the GT12 class followed by Karl Norris, Steve Donald, Chelle Snowden and Dan Sheppard – these five drivers making up the A Final.
Mark Deacon quietly took pole position for the B Final ahead of Bob Harley, Guy Rogers, Richard Norris and Kayleigh Knight.
Mike Simpson, Chris Metcalfe, Jordan Leavis and new member Martyn Hartshorne driving his new car for the first time completed the C Final line up.
Alex Forster was the winner of the V12 Mardave final, it was close for second place with Harvey Forster managing to get ahead of Roy Matthews to make it a “Team Forster” first and second.
In the GT12 C Final pole position driver Mike Simpson had a smashing time (YET ANOTHER Bodyshell required!), eventually retiring from the race. Chris Metcalfe, racing for the first time in several weeks was in top form and won the race with Martyn Hartshorne finishing in third place.
In the B Final Mark Deacon won from pole position, Bob Harley took second place 8 seconds adrift and Kayleigh Knight finished third with an exceptional drive pushing Guy Rogers and Richard Norris down to fourth and fifth places. Well done Kayleigh!
Just the A Final to go where Ashley was “King” of the track, Steve Donald was second, Karl Norris took third ahead of Chelle Snowden and Dan Sheppard.
A great finish to the league, congratulations to the winners and all the other trophy winners
Alex Forster – V12 Mardave
Karl Norris – GT12 F1
Dan Sheppard – GT12 F2
Benn Norris – GT12 F3