20-08-19 Superleague Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019 Superleague on a fast track design with some new flexible corner markers, many thanks to Bob Harley for making them.

Darren Ford was the top qualifier in the GT12 Class, it was very close with the first four drivers all finishing on 41 laps. Karl Norris in second place , Bob Harley was very quick and took third and Chelle Snowden fourth.
In LMP12 Ashley King was best, just ahead of Steve Donald, both drivers on 60 laps – Steve having the fastest lap.

First up was the GT12 C Final where Kaelin Thompson was the winner from James Krych in second place and Saul Theobold third.

McKenzie Wallace won the B Final by just 0.28 seconds in a thrilling finish, getting ahead of second place driver Dan Williams on the final lap – well done McKenzie! Nick Wallace finished a lap down in third place.

An even closer result in the A Final which was a tremendous race with Darren Ford winning by just 0.26 seconds from Karl Norris after racing wheel to wheel for most of the race. Bob Harley continued his good form, his car flying round the track to take third place.

It was an evening for close finishes with the first three drivers in the LMP12 final all getting 59 laps. Ashley King was the winner and set the fastest lap, a great drive from Simon Pole earned him second place and Steve Donald was third.

A very entertaining evenings racing, just two rounds of the Superleague remain, to be held in October and December.

Next week is an ordinary Clubnight.

13-08-19 Summer League Final Round

The last round of the Summer League with a track design requiring some very precise driving in a tricky section nearest to the stage.

With several of the leading league places at stake the pressure was on the drivers and there was some very competitive racing, some of the highlights being.

Karl Norris won the GT12 A Final and also the F1 League, Darren Ford snatched second place in F1 from Chelle Snowden after finishing third in the A Final.

After starting the evening on equal points Simon Pole won the F2 League on tie break from Justin Heath after taking a superb second place in the A Final with Justin finishing fourth and second place in the F2 league – a great race this by all of the drivers.

Mike Simpson won the B Final and took third place in the F2 League, Bob Harris was “Top Bob” of the evening finishing in second place with McKenzie Wallace third.

Dan Williams had a good win the C Final, Bob Budge was second and Noah Bailey first time racing at Burton was third.

The D Final was won by Kaelin Thompson, James Krych finished in second place, Saul Theobold was third and fourth place for Freddie Parker was good enough to win him the F3 Junior league – well done Freddie!

Steve Donald cruised to victory in the LMP12 Final despite Ashley King setting the fastest lap.

Final League positions
GT12 F1
Winner Karl Norris
Second Darren Ford
Third    Chelle Snowden

GT12 F2
Winner Simon Pole
Second Justin Heath
Third     Mike Simpson

GT12 F3
Winner Anthony Dennis
Second Bob Budge
Third    Kaelin Thompson

GT12 F3 (Junior)
Winner Freddie Parker
Second Alfie Hart
Third    Jack Walsh

LMP12 F1

Winner  Ashley King
Second Steve Donald
Third    Fred Hatfield

Next week is Round 4 of the 2019 Superleague

06-08-19 Summer League Round 8

A great new track design this week for the penultimate round of the Summer League.

A Final
Congratulations to Karl Norris who had yet another A Final win to achieve maximum 600 league points and win the F1 League. For the second week running Darren Ford was second in the A Final, setting up the chance of moving up from fifth to second place in the F1 League next week.

Richard Norris was third in the A Final and top F2 driver with the wheels coming off for F2 League leader Justin Heath who finished in sixth place after a suspension failure forced his retirement from the race. Simon Pole took advantage of the situation to take fourth place in the race and is now joint F2 League leader with Justin. Wow – looking forward to the last round of the league next week to decide the winner – no pressure drivers!
B Final
Bob Harley was the winner of the B Final, Mike Simpson was second giving him a three point advantage over Bob Harris in the fight for third place in the F2 league – another result that to be decided next week!
Anthony Dennis took fourth position and was the top driver of the evening in F3 and leads the F3 League, Jack Walsh had a fine drive to take fourth position and is now 100 points adrift, a win in F3 next week would see him draw level wit Anthony.
C Final
Benn Norris won the C Final, Dan Williams finished second and Neil Jackson third – all on the same lap.
D Final
Freddie Parker took the D Final win being a lap clear of Kaelin Thompson with Alfie Hart finishing in third place – well done Alfie!
Another good result next week for Freddie could see him move up from his current fifth place in the F3 League.

LMP Final
Only three drivers in LMP12 this week, a good race with the finishing order being Ashley King, Steve Donald, Guy Rogers.

In all the years that the club has been running leagues I cannot remember so many of the leading positions resting on the final rounds results – looking forward to next week for some exciting racing.

30-07-19 July Clubnight

Twenty seven Drivers this week for the second July Clubnight despite the poor weather.

Karl Norris was top qualifier in the GT12 class, Darren Ford, Richard Norris and Chelle Snowden being second, third and fourth places all a lap down on Karl.
McKenzie Wallace was the best Junior member in eleventh place, closely followed by Jack Walsh who was twelfth.

Ashley King was quickest in the LMP12 class, Steve Donald taking second pace just over a lap behind. Fred Hatfield in third place also set the fastest lap.

James Krych won the GT12 D Final, getting ahead of second place driver Freddie Parker on the final lap of the race, Olly Statham was third.

New member Dan Williams was the winner of the C Final, Bob Budge took second place and Paul Dewsnap was third.

Pole position driver Bob Harris won the B final, Mike Simpson was second and Jack Walsh starting from the back of the grid had a great drive to finish third. The fastest lap of the race was set by McKenzie Wallace. With Bob Harley retiring from the race on lap four Bob Harris was again “Top Bob” of the week.

The A Final was yet again a very close race, Karl Norris was the winner, Darren Ford was second and Richard Norris third, just 1.28 seconds separating the first three drivers.

Last to go was the LMP12 Final where Ashley King was the winner yet again, Steve Donald finishing in second place despite setting the fastest lap of the race.

A good evenings racing.

The following two weeks see the completion of the Summer League, many of the trophy winning positions are yet to be decided including those below, so good results will be important.

Karl Norris has the F1 league won, Chelle Snowden is currently second but Darren Ford could still take second place.
In F2 Justin Heath is the current leader but Simon Pole could still win and third place is still not decided.
In F3 Anthony Dennis has a commanding lead but it is still possible for Jack Walsh to win.

23-07-19 Summer League Round 7

A great evening for “Team Norris” with wins in the A, B and C Finals.

Karl Norris won the A Final, Justin Heath took second place and Darren Ford third, all three drivers with 40 Laps.

Kayleigh Knight was the winner of the B Final, again a close result with Bob Harris in second place and Anthony Dennis finishing third all with 37 Laps.

Benn Norris won the C Final, Dan Williams took second place and Paul Dewsnap was third.

Richard Wilson was the winner of the D Final being five laps ahead of second place driver Freddie Parker, Kaelin Thompson was third.

An ordinary clubnight next week which will be followed by the final two rounds of the summer league.

16-07-19 Summer League Round 6

Round Six of Nine in the Summer League.
Justin Heath wins the GT12 A Final.

Karl Norris was top qualifier with Justin Heath in second place both drivers on 40 Laps, Simon Pole was in third place with 39.
Ashley King was the quickest in the LMP12 Class closely followed by Steve Donald.

Dan Williams won the GT12 C Final, Paul Dewsnap took second place and Bob Budge third.
In the B Final Bob Harris had a fine win, Paul Carter was second and Benn Norris third.
The A Final was yet another very exciting race with Justin Heath winning from Karl Norris in second place and Simon Pole third.

Ashley King had a runaway victory in the LMP12 Final, Steve Donald finishing in second place with Guy Rogers third.

Just three rounds remaining in the league with the best six from a possible Nine round scores to count.

09-07-19 Summer League Round 5

A track design with a tricky bit near the transponder lopp to catch out the unwary.

Top qualifier in the GT12 class was “in-form” Chelle Snowden with Richard Norris second just 3/10th second adrift, both drivers having 37 laps. League leader Karl Norris was in third place with Justin Heath fourth, also setting the fastest lap, both drivers with 36 laps.
In the LMP12 class Ashley King was two laps clear of both visiting driver Peter Stockton in second place and Fred Hatfield third.

McKenzie Wallace had a convincing win in the GT12 “C” Final with Kaelin Thompson finishing in second place after a close race with James Krych who was third.

Next up was the “B” final or should it be called the “Bob” final this week with Bob Harley, Bob Harris and Bob Budge all racing, whatever we were not to be short changed for excitement.
Bob Harris starting from pole made a good start had a great drive to win and be “Top Bob” of the week, Mike Simpson was second and Bob Harley third also setting the quickest lap in the race.

The A Final was one of the best races this year with Chelle Snowden taking the lead from pole position, after the first lap car 2 Richard Norris was second, Car 4 Justin Heath had moved up into third, his car looking very quick, car 5 Kayleigh Knight was fourth and car 3 Karl Norris had dropped down into last position.

Karl soon made his way up into fourth place and on lap 5 there was a change of lead when Richard got ahead of Chelle. All cars were racing wheel to wheel at a very fast pace and on lap 14 Karl moved into third place ahead of Justin with Richard still leading and Chelle in second place.

Into the last third of the race now with everyone watching to see what would happen, the race order changed again on lap 24 when Karl moved up into second place, Chelle dropping down to third.

Into the last 30 seconds of the race on lap 31 with yet another change of order, this time Karl took the lead , Chelle moved up into second and Richard dropped back to third, the order remained unchanged for the remainder of the race with all the top four drivers finishing on 36 laps.

A thrilling race to watch with a very high standard of driving – well done drivers it does not get much better than this.

A win for Karl, Chelle in second place just 0.34sec adrift, Richard Norris third, Justin Heath fourth and setting the fastest lap, Kayleigh Knight was fifth.

The LMP12 final had to be good to follow the previous race, Ashley King was again the “King” of the track with a superb win, Peter Stockton finished in second place just over two seconds ahead of Steve Donald in third. Another great race!

A fantastic evenings racing, can next week be even better?????

02-07-19 Clubnight

Justin Heath wins the GT12 A Final and Steve Donald the LMP12 Final.
As usual the racing in all the heats and finals was very close and competitive.

Chris Davis was the winner of the GT12 C Final closely followed by visiting driver Dan Williams in second place and Bob Budge third, all five drivers had a good race, well done Kaelin Thompson and Freddie Parker!

Nick Wallace made a great start in the B Final from third place on the grid to move into the lead on the first corner, with all drivers lapping at very similar times things were very close. A third of the way through the race Mike Simpson moved into the lead and went on to win. Nick was second with Adam Hancock finishing strongly in third place just 0.67 seconds adrift and setting the quickest lap in the race.

Justin Heath led the drivers away from pole position in the A Final with Simon Pole, Richard Norris and Darren Ford trying to chase him down. Excellent driving by these four produced a superb race, Justin set the fastest lap, the others could not catch him and he went on to take a great victory. Simon was second, Darren third and Richard fourth with 2/10th second between them- what a race to watch.
A great drive Justin!

The last race was the LMP12 Final with Ashley King starting from pole position the scene was set for another epic battle with Steve Donald who was second on the grid. We were not to be disappointed, the pace was very quick with Ashley setting the fastest lap just 2/100th second quicker than Steve. However after some great racing it was Steve who was first to the finishing line with Ashley second and Fred Hatfield third.
Well done Steve – can he repeat the result next week????

Next week is round five of the Summer League

25-06-19 Summer League Round 4

The track was designed by Steve Donald and required maximum concentration from drivers at all times.

After two rounds of qualifying Chelle Snowden was quickest followed by Justin Heath and Karl Norris all with 33 laps, in round three however Karl moved up a gear with 35 laps to take pole position in the A Final.

In the LMP12 class Ashley King was the top driver with Steve Donald just under six seconds adrift and Fred Hatfield three laps down in third position.

In the GT12 C Final Saul Theobold had a fine win, Kaelin Thompson finished in second place a lap down and Caleb Jones was third.

The B final produced some great racing with Adam Hancock, Jack Walsh, Anthony Dennis and McKenzie Wallace all fighting for the lead. Jack and McKenzie raced wheel to wheel for several laps in succession, McKenzie set the fastest lap time and won a thrilling race to watch. Jack finished four seconds down in second place, Adam was third and Anthony fourth.

The A Final developed into a race between Karl Norris starting from pole, Chelle Snowden and Justin Heath. Another very competitive race, Justin set the fastest lap time but at the finish it was the ever consistent Karl who won, Chelle took a well earned second place and Justin finished third all three drivers being on 34 laps.

Just the LMP12 final to go where Ashley King was the victor,(he seems to like Steve Donald track designs!), Steve was a close second and Fred Hatfield third.

A super evenings racing, many thanks to Courtney Orme for running race control and to everyone who assisted in setting out and storing away all the equipment at the end of the evening.

18-06-19 June Trophy Meeting

Thirty drivers this week for the June trophy meeting including seven junior members.
Three rounds of qualifying and a final to decide the trophy winners as usual.

In the GT12 class Karl Norris was the top qualifier with Darren Ford just a second slower, both drivers on 38 laps followed by Justin Heath on 37 and Simon Pole with 36 laps.
Ashley King was quickest in LMP12 with 41 laps to take pole in the final, it could not have been any closer though with Steve Donald just 1/100th of a second adrift. Fred Hatfield was third a lap down.
The scene was set for some exciting racing in the finals and we were not to be disappointed.

In the GT12 D Final Freddie Parker and Roy Matthews were evenly matched throughout the race but it was Freddie who was the winner with Roy just two seconds behind and Anthony Dennis taking third place, Caleb Jones was fourth and Alfie Hart Fifth.

The C final Paul Galbraith made a good return to the club by winning, Paul Dewsnap was second with Chris Davis third, both on the same lap.

Kayleigh Knight won the B final with Jack Walsh and Benn Norris having a great race for second and third places, Jack eventually got the upper hand finishing just under two seconds ahead of Benn, Nick Wallace was fourth. Good race!

Karl Norris led the drivers away from pole position on the grid in the A final and was pursued by Darren Ford and Justin Heath. A very fast pace also produced a nail biting finish. Karl was the winner, Darren second just 0.23 seconds adrift with Justin a further 0.34 seconds behind all on 37 laps.

Just the LMP12 final to go where Steve Donald was the winner with 40 laps, Ashley King took second place on 39 with Fred Hatfield just 0.28 seconds adrift in third.

After all the equipment was stored away the club chairman Bob Harley presented the trophies, including for the Junior members.

See Gresley 2019 Gallery for more photos!
A super evenings racing!

Next week is round 4 of the Summer League.