11-06-19 Superleague Round 3

The twenty three drivers who braved the inclement weather were rewarded with a great evenings racing.

Qualifying
It was good to see Mark Deacon racing again at Burton for the first time since January this year, could he mark his return with an A Final win???
Things were looking promising after the first two rounds of qualifying but Darren Ford put in a tremendous performance in round three to take pole position in the A final from Mark by just 0.05 seconds, Mike Simpson being third, Bob Harris fourth and Bob Harley fifth.

Jack Walsh qualified for pole position in the B Final, William Hewitt the C Final and Freddie Parker the D Final.

Just two LMP12 cars this week,Guy Rogers who was quickest and Steve Donald second.

Finals
First up was the GT12 D final where Nick Wallace after struggling with his car all evening came good to win the race, Freddie Parker had another great drive to take second place being a lap clear of Saul Theobold.

The C Final was a very close race with the first three drivers finishing just a few seconds apart, visitor William Hewitt was the winner, Kaelin Thompson was second and Paul Dewsnap third.

Jack Walsh led the cars away in the B Final but unfortunately had to retire after just four laps, Anthony Dennis took over the lead and went on to win from McKenzie Wallace in second place (better watch out Nick!, McKenzie got one more lap than you did),Josh Young was third.

In the A Final Darren Ford won improving on his qualifying time and leaving Mark Deacon two laps down in second place with Bob Harley finishing third after starting a the back of the grid. Behind these three, Bob Harris and Mike Simpson were having there own battle for best placed F2 driver with Bob coming out on top to take fourth place.

Just the LMP12 Final left where Steve Donald finished ahead of Guy Rogers fro the first time in the evening.

The results produced several changes to the leading league positions, but with the best five from a possible six results to count there is still a long way to go before the final round in December.

Next week is the June Trophy meeting, ensure on the evening you book in or inform race control by 6-45pm at the latest. Racing will start promptly at 7pm and the trophies will be presented at the end of the evening.

04-06-19 June Clubnight

A good evenings racing on a great track layout designed by Steve Donald.

Justin Heath won the GT12 A Final with Simon Pole in second place three seconds behind, Darren Ford took third place.

McKenzie Wallace had an impressive win in the B Final driving Nick’s car with Josh Young finishing second and Paul Dewsnap third.

Roy Matthews seemed to have the C Final in the bag when his rear wheels became entangled with some tape, Nathan Marshall was quick to take advantage and went on to win, Freddie Parker was second with Roy eventually finishing third.

In the LMP12 final Ashley King was the winner, Steve Donald second and Richard Norris third.

Some great racing!!!!!

Next week is round 3 of the 2019 Superleague.

28-05-19 Summer League Round 3

Qualifying
After the three rounds of qualifying James Hart was quickest followed by Karl Norris and Chelle Snowden. Justin Heath was fourth overall and also top F2 driver ahead of Simon Pole and Bob Harris.
Anthony Dennis was the leading F3 driver, Neil Jackson was second and Chris Davis third.

In the LMP12 class the top three drivers were only separated by a few seconds, the order being Ashley King, Steve Donald and Fred Hatfield.

Finals
Cole Dennis won the GT12 D Final by six laps with Olly Statham finishing second two laps in front of third placed driver Alfie Hart.

In the C Final Benn Norris had a good drive to take the win, Neil Jackson finished second, Roy Matthews third and Freddie Parker fourth.

The B Final was a close race, at the finish Kayleigh Knight was the winner just over three seconds ahead of Guy Rogers with Mike Simpson third and Anthony Dennis fourth also taking maximum points in F3. Bob Harley won the “battle of the Bob’s” this week finishing ahead of Bob Harris with both drivers having problems with their cars.

Just the A Final to go in the GT12 class and it was certainly worth waiting for, being run at a very fast pace. James Hart starting from pole position was the winner by two seconds from F1 League leader Karl Norris in second place, Chelle Snowden a further seven seconds adrift was third. Darren Ford finished fourth, Simon Pole fifth and also top F2 driver with Justin Heath sixth. Great racing!!!

The last race of the evening saw a fine win in the LMP12 final by Ashley King, Fred Hatfield took second place and visiting driver Andy Plimmer third.

A super evenings racing, Karl Norris still leads F1 although his incredible run of successive wins came to an end with a second place finish to James Hart. Simon Pole is the leader in F2 and Anthony Dennis in F3. Looking forward to some very competitive racing during the remaining six rounds of the summer league.

21-05-19 Summer League Round 2

Karl Norris won the GT12 A Final to take maximum points from the first two rounds in the F1 League, Darren Ford was second and Chelle Snowden third.

In F2 Richard Norris was the top driver with Simon Pole in second place and Justin Heath third.

Jack Walsh also retained his 100% record at the top of the F3 League, Anthony Dennis was second and Roy Matthews third.

In the LMP12 class Steve Donald and Ashley King are joint leaders following Steve’s win this week.

Round three is next Tuesday 28th May

 

07-05-19 Summer League Round 1

A Courtney Orme modified version of standard track design No 2 for the first round of the new league.


After two rounds of qualifying Richard Norris was quickest, but in round three Karl Norris put in the best time to take pole in the A Final with Richard in second spot, Chelle Snowden third, Simon Pole fourth, Darren Ford fifth after missing the first round and running in heat 2 and Kayleigh Knight completing the A Final line up.

Bob Harley headed up the B Final with Nick Wallace car 2 and Mike Simpson car 3.

Adam Hancock took pole for the C Final ahead of Paul Carter and Nathan Marshall who was racing at Burton after several weeks break.

The grid order for first final the GT12 D Final was Saul Theobold, Freddie Parker and Caleb Jones. However it was visiting driver Kaelin Thompson starting from the back of the grid who was the winner, Saul Theobold finished in second place and Freddie Parker third.

Adam Hancock had a comfortable win in the C Final finising two laps ahead of second placed driver Paul Carter with visiting driver William Hewitt finishing third.

Bob Harley was the winner of the B final but is was very close for the next three places between Nick Wallace, Mike Simpson and Jack Walsh with all three drivers having a few spills during the race. On the final lap Jack Walsh was holding second place but in the last few moments of the race Mike Simpson moved up into second with Jack finishing third just 0.25 seconds adrift and Nick Wallace fourth. Another great finish but not quite as good as last week when Jack won by 6/100th second!

The A Final was great to watch and produced a very close result, Karl Norris was the winner just over three seconds ahead of Simon Pole with Darren Ford just 0.59 seconds adrift in third place. Looking forward to seeing some very competitive racing in the remaining rounds.

In the LMP12 Final Steve Donald was first over the finishing line with Ashley King just 0.33 seconds behind and also setting the quickest lap, Fred Hatfield was third.

Following the racing Club Chairman Bob Harley presented the Spring League trophies. Congratulations to all the trophy winners including the league winners Karl Norris F1, Kayleigh Knight F2, Paul Carter F3, Freddie Parker F3 Junior and Saul Theobold the Chairmans cup for the most improved driver winner.





DON’T FORGET – NO RACING ON TUESDAY 14th MAY AS THE HALL IS BEING USED FOR A MEETING.

30-04-19 Clubnight

An ordinary clubnight this week prior to the start of the new summer league next Tuesday evening.
A new track design produced some good racing.

Qualifying
After missing the first round, Simon Pole was the top qualifier after the three rounds with Bob Harley in second place and Mike Simpson third, Guy Rogers was fourth and Jack Walsh fifth completing the A Final line up.
In the LMP class Leigh Dibble was quickest, a lap up on Steve Donald.

Finals
Neil Jackson had a good drive to win the C Final with Chris Davis also getting his car to perform in second place and Saul Theobold finishing in third place.

Nick Wallace improved two laps on his qualifying score to win the B Final, Anthony Dennis finished second and Adam Hancock third.

Simon Pole starting from pole position on the grid won the A Final with Guy Rogers just getting the better of Bob Harley to finish second with Bob third. The race produced the closest final result of the evening with Mike Simpson and Jack Walsh chasing fourth place. After several changes of order during the race Mike looked to have the upper hand coming into the final corner but Jack charged through on the inside to finish just 6/100th second in front, what a finish!- well done Jack.

Leigh Dibble was the winner of the LMP12 Final with Steve Donald trailing by seven laps.

Don’t forget next week is the start of the Summer League, the Spring League trophies will also be presented.

23-04-19 Superleague Round 2

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????

Finals
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.

16-04-19 Spring League Final Round

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.

09-04-19 Spring League Round 8

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.