08-01-19 Clubnight + Winter & Superleague Trophy Presentations

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.

18-12-18 XMAS Trophy Meeting

The final race evening of 2018 with a chance to win a trophy before the Christmas and New Year break.

Karl Norris was top qualifier and took pole position a lap clear of Ashley King, Dan Sheppard and Darren Ford with Chelle Snowden completing the A final line up.
Fred Hatfield was on pole in the B Final followed by Justin Heath, Bob Harley, Bob Harris and Steve Donald.
The C Final line up was Kayleigh Knight, Mike Simpson, Guy Rogers, Paul Galbraith and Paul Carter.
The D Final start order was Roy Matthews, Nathan Marshall (Mardave V12), Martyn Hartshorne, James Krych and Freddie Parker.

First up was the D Final and with some friendly rivalry between the drivers it promised to make an exciting race. Martyn Hartshorne made a great start and after three laps was leading followed by Nathan Marshall and Roy Matthews. Martyn went on to set the quickest lap-time in the race but some very consistent driving from Roy saw him move up into the lead and win the race by a lap from Nathan Marshall who took second place by just over two seconds ahead of Martyn.

In the C Final, after an evening of problems with his car Guy Rogers showed his true form be the fastest in the race and win, Kayleigh Knight also had a good drive to take second place with Mike Simpson third. It was good to see Paul Galbraith racing at Burton again.

The B final result was extremely close with the first four drivers all finishing on the same lap. Fred Hatfield was the winner, Bob Harley was second, Justin Heath third and Bob Harris fourth – good race!

The A Final completed the racing for the evening, a great win for Karl Norris after being under pressure from Ashley King for the first half of the race, he then established a comfortable lead. In the meantime Ashley was being chased down by Chelle Snowden, but despite an incident on the penultimate lap Ashley just held on to second place with Chelle finishing third.

A great end to the racing in 2018.

After all the equipment was packed away Chelle Snowden presented the trophies including for the best junior member Freddie Parker .

More photos in the Gresley 2018 picture gallery

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

The 2019 season starts on Tuesday 8th January.

Burton Buggy Club Membership for 2019

A reminder to those members who have not already joined for 2019 that membership forms are available at race control.

Membership fees for 2019 remain unchanged.

For new members joining from now to January 1st 2019, membership for the remainder of 2018 will be included.

Membership is available via the BRCA website.

11-12-18 Superleague Final Round

Karl Norris, Jordan Leavis, Courtney Orme and Roy Matthews triumph in the 2018 Superleague

The final round six of the 2018 Superleague again saw plenty of high speed laps and close results.

The GT12 A Final was won by Karl Norris with Dan Sheppard in second place following an excellent drive, Chelle Snowden was third.

Bob Harley took the victory in the B Fnal being a lap ahead of David Statham and Mike Simpson in second and third places respectively.

Bob Harris was almost two laps ahead of the field in the C Final, Kayleigh Knight finishing in second place and Roy Matthews third.

The D final was won by Martyn Hartshorne, Freddie Parker took second place and James Krych third.

Louis Parker won an exciting LMP12 A Final with Ashley King taking second place and also setting the fastest lap, Steve Donald was third just five seconds adrift.

Well done to the League winners and all the trophy winners.

GT12 F1 Winner Karl Norris
GT12 F2 Winner Jordan Leavis
GT12 F3 Winner Courtney Orme
V12 Mardave Winner Roy Matthews



04-12-18 Winter League Final Round

The last round of this year’s Winter League on a tricky track design to test the drivers skills.
Three qualifying rounds with the league points to be decided in the final round as usual.

In the GT12 class Karl Norris won the A final and the F1 League, Chelle Snowden finished in second place just 0.2 seconds ahead of Mark Deacon who was third. Justin Heath was the top F2 driver in fourth place.

Another close finish in the B Final, Bob Harris winning with a great drive, Guy Rogers finishing 0.4 seconds adrift in second place and winning the F2 League on a tie break. David Statham set the quickest lap time in the race but a couple of bad laps resulted in third place.

Mike Simpson won the C Final with Benn Norris finishing in second place and Paul Carter third also being the top F3 driver. However a fourth place finish from James Walker was good enough to win him the F3 League Title.

Nathan Marshall racing in the mardave class was the winner of the D final with GT12 drivers Roy Matthews finishing second, Jack Walker third and Freddie Parker fourth also taking second place in the league – well done Freddie!!!

Once again James Hart won the LMP12 final, lapping everyone apart from Ashley King who was second with Louis Parker third.

Congratulations to all the League Trophy Winners – remember it is the Superleague Final Round next week.

27-11-2018 Winter League Round 8

A fast and flowing track design for the second week running provided some exciting racing.

Karl Norris was top qualifier in the GT12 class. He went on to win the A final, Chelle Snowden finished second, Mark Deacon third and Bob Harley fourth. With Karl assured of the league championship and Chelle second place the league third and fourth places will be decided next week between Bob Harley and Dan Sheppard.

New member David Statham won the B Final with Guy Rogers taking second place and Kayleigh Knight third. This meant that Guy lost his two point lead in F2, now being on equal points with Mike Simpson with Kayleigh Knight in third place.

Adam Hancock was the winner of the C Final, James Walker was second and Paul Carter third. Roy Matthews, racing in the GT12 class for the first time won the D final, Martyn Hartshorne trying out his much quicker new motor took second place, Jack Walker was third and Freddie Parker fourth.

James Walker looks to have the F3 championship in the bag but the remaining places are still undecided between current league leader Freddie Parker, Martyn Hartshorne and Jack Walker. No pressure drivers!! – expect out for some very competitive racing next week.

James Hart was the best qualifier in the LMP12 class followed by Ashley King and Steve Donald. It was good to see Gavin Maciver racing at Burton again after a years break. All drivers finished in the same order in the final which means that Ashley King is now league champion elect and Steve Donald runner up.

Looking forward to a great evenigs racing next week.

20-11-18 Winter League Round 7

A superb evenings racing on a great track design producing some fast laptimes, a clean carpet too! – many thanks to Bob Harley with the vacuum.

Chelle Snowden wins the GT12 A Final with league leader Karl Norris in second place and Mark Deacon, racing at Burton after a three month break quietly taking third place just 0.22 seconds ahead of Bob Harley.

Ashley King retains his crown with a victory in the LMP Final finishing ahead of Louis Parker in second place and Steve Donald in third.

Mike Simpson won the GT12 B Final, a flying Kayleigh Knight took second place, Benn Norris was third.

In the GT12 C Final Paul Carter starting from third position on the grid won the race, closely followed by Adam Hancock with pole position driver James Walker taking third.

Mardave driver Nathan Marshal won the combined Mardave V12/GT12 D Final, GT12 driver James Krych was second and Mardave driver Roy Matthews third.

Karl Norris still leads the GT12 F1 League but Chelle Snowden has reduced his lead to just six points.
Guy Rogers leads F2 by two points from Mike Simpson
Freddie Parker is still at the top of F3 but James Walker, Jack Walker and Martyn Hartshorne have only completed four rounds so far.
Roy Matthews Leads the Mardave V12 league with Nathan Marshall in second place.
Ashley King has a six point advantage over Steve Donald in the LMP12 League.

Two rounds left to go in the league and with the best six from a possible nine rounds to count many of the leading positions are not yet decided, so look forward to some very competitive racing in the next two weeks!

13-11-18 A.G.M

After the AGM there was time for three rounds of racing.

Membership forms will be available at race control from 20th November
Membership fees remain unchanged.
For new members joining from now to January 1st 2019, membership for the remainder of 2018 will be included.

Membership is available on their website.

06-11-18 November Team Event

The last team event of the year with captains Ashley King, Fred Hatfield, Steve Donald, Dan Sheppard and Nay Wells taking part in a draw to decide their team members.

Fred Hatfield’s team took an early lead in round 1 with 130 laps, Steve Donald’s team were in second place just 6 laps adrift and Ashley King’s team a further 2 laps behind in third place. Dan Sheppard’s team were trailing in last place due to Martyn Hartshorne unfortunately having problems with his car which despite best efforts ultimately took three rounds to sort out.

There were three qualifying rounds and a final as usual and although the team order remained unchanged throughout the evening the final result was close, the winners being Fred Hatfield, Chris Metcalfe, Darren Ford and Justin Heath with 553 laps.

Despite Steve Donald getting a magnificent 40 laps in the final round his team of Chelle Snowden, Matthew Tansley and Mike Simpson finished second with 538 laps.

Third place went to Ashley King, Guy Rogers, James Walker and Bob Harley with 526 laps. (No win for Bob on his birthday!)

An enjoyable evening, congratulations to the winners who will all receive a free evenings racing.

Finally many thanks to Chris Snowden for running race control and collating all the results.

Round by round scores shown below.

Tuesday 6th November – chance to win a free evenings racing!

A Clubnight with an added bonus this week!

Racing will take the format of an ordinary clubnight with drivers being sorted into heats for each of the classes as usual.

Team Captains will be appointed by race control and they will draw for their team members.

The total number of laps recorded during the evening by the drivers in each team will be added together to give each teams total laps.

The team laps will be normalised on a pro-rata basis to take account of any unequal numbers of drivers in the teams to give the final team scores.

The winning team will be the one with the highest final team score.

(If necessary the tie break will be the lowest final team score time)


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