After three rounds of qualifying Karl Norris was again the top GT12 qualifier, Chelle Snowden was second and Dan Sheppard third. Justin Heath was the best in F2 being fifth overall and making the A Final. David Statham was second in F2 and Kayleigh Knight third.
Paul Carter was again in good form and was the leading F3 driver, Neil Jackson was second and Roy Matthews third.
In the LMP12 class Ashley King took pole position for the final ahead of Fred Hatfield who was just 0.11 seconds quicker than Steve Donald in third place.
Phil Draycott won the GT12 D final with Freddie Parker close behind in second place followed by Jack Walker in third.
Benn Norris had a fine win in the C final being four laps clear of Paul Carter with Roy Matthews taking third place and Neil Jackson fourth, both being a lap down on Paul.
Bob Harley won the B Final with David Statham taking second place and Kayleigh Knight third. Simon Pole using his new car made a great start to the race but no rubber left on his tyres soon slowed his progress, watch out for him next week with a fresh set of tyres!!!!
The A final produced a close race but it was Karl Norris who recorded his sixth consecutive win in the league, Chelle Snowden was second just over six seconds adrift and Dan Sheppard finished third. The wheels came off for Justin Heaths race (just one wheel actually) forcing a retirement early on in the race.
The last race of the evening was the LMP12 final where Ashley King had a convincing win, Fred Hatfield set the fastest lap by the finest of margins 1/100th second and took second place in the race with Steve Donald finishing third.
Two thirds of the way though the league now after this evenings racing, many congratulations to Karl Norris on winning the F1 league with maximum points after just six rounds.
With three rounds remaining and six from a possible nine round scores to count drivers who race in seven or more rounds will have a chance to discount there worst scores.
Round 7 next week!
An ordinary evenings racing with no league points at stake this week.
Justin Heath was the top GT12 driver winning the A final, Guy Rogers took second place and Bob Harley third.
Simon Pole won a close B Final finishing ahead of Nick Wallace in second place with fast improving Jack Walsh finishing third followed by another good performance from Freddie Parker in fourth.
Kaelin Thompson racing for the first time at Burton was the winner of the C Final with Saul Theobold also in his first race finishing second. Well done to both drivers!
Louis Parker was again the driver to beat in the LMP12 class, Ashley King gave him a good run for his money but had to settle for second place in a very close finish, Steve Donald was third ahead of Fred Hatfield.
Next week is Round 6 of the Spring League.
Freddie Parker won the GT12 D Final with Roy Matthews taking second place and Caleb Jones third.
Benn Norris starting from third position on the grid had a great drive to win the C Final, Mike Simpson finished second and Simon Pole third.
The B Final was a very close race with the first three drivers finishing a few seconds apart. Chelle Snowden was the winner with new member Lee Venables taking second place being 0.4 seconds quicker than Guy Rogers who finished third.
Karl Norris maintained his unbeaten record in the league with win number five in five rounds, Dan Sheppard finished in second place and Kayleight Knight third also being the top F2 driver.
In the LMP12 final just over four seconds separated the first three drivers. Louis Parker won the race, Richard Norris was second and Gavin Maciver finished in third place.
An ordinary clubnight next week followed by round 6 of the Spring League on Tuesday 12th March.
A James Hart track design this week for round 4 of the current league with several visiting drivers with the schools being on half term holidays.
In the GT12 class Karl Norris won the A Final from pole position being two laps clear of the rest of the field to make it four wins in a row. It was close for second and third places though with Chelle Snowden taking second by just under a second ahead of Dan Sheppard.
Visiting driver Nick Wallace was the winner of the B Final, Justin Heath was second, Mike Simpson third and Benn Norris fourth.
McKensie Wallace won the C Final completing a great evenings results for “Team Wallace”, Adam Hancock took second place, Paul Carter third and Josh Young finished fourth.
In the D Final Phil Draycott had a comfortable win by two laps from Neil Jackson in second place, Jack Walker was third and well done to Alfie Hart who finished fourth in his first race at Burton.
Louis Parker won the LMP12 Final, Fred Hatfield took second place just ahead of Gavin Maciver – a very close finish!!!
Karl Norris, Kayleigh Knight, Adam Hancock and Louis Parker all extended their leads at the top of the leagues, Karl retaining his unbeaten record with maximum points from the four rounds raced.
Round Five next week!
An excellent start to the 2019 Superleague with a total of six rounds to be held during the year on alternate months, best five rounds to count.
2018 GT12 Superleague champion Karl Norris made an great start in F1 taking maximum points ahead of Dan Sheppard and Guy Rogers.
Justin Heath was the top placed F2 driver with Kayleigh Knight second and Mike Simpson third.
Adam Hancock leads F3, followed by Paul Carter and Anthony Dennis.
In the LMP12 class Jordan Leavis is the leader, Ashley King second and Steve Donald third.
Round 2 is planned for Tuesday 23rd April.
A great evenings racing which included a tie for first place in heat four of round two between Karl Norris and Steve Donald both on 37 Laps in 365.49 seconds, with Ashley King in third place three seconds behind.
A reminder to all drivers that booking in closes at 6-45pm, please book in at race control as soon as possible after it opens to ensure the racing can start on time.
Three qualifying rounds and a final this week as usual, the top GT12 qualifier being Karl Norris followed by Dan Sheppard and David Statham, all three drivers being on 40 laps with Chelle Snowden taking fourth place with 39 laps.
In the LMP12 class James Hart was quickest with Ashley King in second place both achieving 44 laps Steve Donald was third with 40 laps.
In the GT12 D Final Roy Matthews eventually got the better of Nathan Marshal to win the race, Nathan was second and Freddie Parker third.
Alan Forster won the C Final with Jack Walsh in his first race for some time at Burton taking a fine second place ahead of Paul Carter in third.
Kayleigh Knight continued her run of good form to win the B Final, Bob Harley was second and Mike Simpson third.
In the A Final Karl Norris continued his unbeaten run in the league with yet another win, a great drive from Dan Sheppard earned him second place with Guy Rogers taking third. A super race to watch this.
The last race of the evening was the LMP12 Final where James Hart was the winner with an incredible 47 laps, Louis Parker was second on 46 and Ashley King third on 45.
A third of the way through the league now and Karl Norris leads F1 with maximum points with Chelle Snowden second and Dan Sheppard third.
In F2 Kayleigh Knight and David Statham are tied for the lead with Mike Simpson in third place.
Adam Hancock leads F3 ahead of Roy Matthews in second place and Freddie Parker in third.
In LMP12 Louis Parker is the league leader, Ashley King is in second place and Steve Donald third.
Next week is an ordinary clubnight with no points at stake, this will provide the ideal opportunity for drivers to experiment with their car set-ups ready for the following week.
A similar track design to last week for round 2 of the current league again produced some exciting racing.
At the end of the evening just two GT12 drivers have the maximum score of 200 points, Karl Norris and Adam Hancock. Louis Parker leads the LMP12 league with 100 points after just the single round raced.
Some exceptional performances in the qualifying from F2 drivers Kayleigh Knight and David Statham – both making the A final where Karl Norris took pole followed by Mark Deacon and Chelle Snowden.
Paul Dewsnap was the best placed F3 driver and was on pole position for the C Final followed by Adam Hancock and Roy Matthews.
In LMP12 Louis Parker was two laps clear of Ashley King with Steve Donald the third fastest qualifier.
Adam Hancock starting from second place on the grid was the winner of the GT12 C Final with Paul Dewsnap taking second place just ahead of Roy Matthews after a very close race.
Stephen Deacon won the B Final being a lap clear of second place driver Justin Heath with Mike Simpson third.
A great A Final which was won by Karl Norris with Mark Deacon just over three seconds adrift in second place and also setting the fastest lap. Chelle Snowden took third place and David Statham fourth to be be best placed F2 driver.
Louis Parker had a runaway victory in the LMP12 Final winning by four laps, Ashley King taking second place and Steve Donald third trailing by another three laps.
Round 3 is next week.
A superb start to the first league of 2019 on a fast track layout with drivers going wheel to wheel producing some exciting racing and very close finishes.
“Team Norris” had an excellent evening with Karl winning the A Final to be the F1 league leader, Kayleigh Knight was second in the B Final and leads the F2 league, Benn Norris won the C final and was the best placed junior driver. Well done! – no pressure next week in round two!!!!
Ashley King started from pole position in the A final and despite setting the fastest lap had to settle for third place behind Steve Donald who was second after they had a titanic battle which was great to watch. Advantage Steve after round 1, can Ashley get his revenge next week?????
The B Final also produced a very close result with just over two seconds separating the first thee drivers. Guy Rogers was the winner followed by Kayleigh Knight and Mike Simpson.
In the C final Benn Norris lapped all the other drivers to win, Adam Hancock was second and leads the F3 League, Paul Carter finished in third place.
Paul Dewsnap won the D Final, Jack Walker took second place and Phil Draycott third.
A very enjoyable evening and it was good to see several new members racing.
Many thanks to Courtney Orme at race control and Bob Harley for the vacuuming of the carpets before the start of the racing.
Looking forward to round two of the league next week.
The first race meeting of 2019 after the Christmas and New Year break was an ordinary clubnight, giving the opportunity for drivers to sort out their cars for the start of the new league next week.
Just three rounds of racing this week followed by the trophy presentations for both the 2018 Winter League and Superleague.
Congratulations to all the trophy winners.
See more photos in gallery 2019
Looking forward to a good years racing.