Report 10th September 2017
This meeting was kindly sponsored by JCK LTD
The 2017 Stock car Season ends with a Bang.
1ST CHOICE WINDOWS MINISTOX.
With the season long points championship still to be decided between #17 Harry Watson and #51 Ted Davis and third place was also close between #27 Josh Watson, #324 Jack Dobson and #25 Pemma Nissanka all was to race for. #179 Jordan Halligan-Bunce led each of the races, race 1 had to be stopped on lap 4 when Jack Dobson clipped an infield marker tyre and flipped his ministox. Ted Davis soon led on the restart closely followed by championship rival Harry Watson, Jordan Halligan-Bunce, Josh Watson, Pemma Nissanka and #777 Jake Hooper. Ted Davis won races 2 and 3 with Jordan Halligan-Bunce finishing ahead of Harry Watson meant that the season long point’s championship went down to the very last race. Jordan Halligan-Bunce led until the lap boards were shown, but the main focus was on the championship contenders, Harry Watson won finishing ahead of Ted Davis to clinch the championship. The J.C.K. meeting trophies were awarded to :- 1st Ted Davis , 2nd Harry Watson, 3rd Jordan Halligan-Bunce.
MANN CONSTRUCTION FORMULA 2s.
There were no Formula 2 racing due to our drivers accompanying #7 Kevin Hooper who was representing us in the Formula 2 World Championship in England. Kevin made a good successful debut racing on the Kings Lynn shale track starting from grid position 37 , Kevin negotiated the first lap carnage to occupy 7th position when the race was stopped on lap 2. Eventually finishing a creditable 15th at the end of the 25 lap race. Back at Onchan. #545 Paul Fearn was presented with the Roy Ogilby shield which was contested earlier in the season, and ex racer Rick Sutcliffe received the Ronnie Caulfield shield which his son David #503 had won being the top point scorer over the first 6 meetings of the season.
ONCHAN RACEWAY PRODUCTION RODS.
The Production Rod Championship had been confirmed, but the Dagger of Honour was still to be decided, current leader #22 Nick Ford was pressed hard by his nearest challenger #134 Leonie Marchbank throughout the meeting, meaning that Nick could not relax and had to finish each race. Nick Ford won 3 of the 4 races to clinch his first major Stock car title. 2017 Point’s Champion #77 Robert Hooper won the remaining race, leading home the chasing pack around the greasy track. The J.C.K. meeting trophies were presented to 1st Nick Ford, 2nd Robert Hooper, 3rd Leonie Marchbank. Leonie was also presented with the Victory Lane Ladies trophy.
A&J QUALITY BUTCHERS BANGERS.
#12 Sam Reeded, #52 James Griffiths and ultimately #9 Spud Collister each led Bangers race 1, Spud Collister winning ahead of James Griffiths and #146 Scott Farthing. Spud Collister looked a likely winner of race 2 but had to settle for 3rd at the finish when his Ford Puma developed engine problems, 2017 Banger points Champion #26 Jason Collister won from 2016 Champion #71 Steven Guest. The J.C.K.Trophies were awarded to 1st Jason Collister, 2nd Spud Collister, 3rd Steven Guest. Spud. Collister was presented with the Banger Sword of State trophy as top point scorer over the last 3 meetings.
EXIT STRATEGY DEMOLITION DERBY.
The large crowd had been entertained throughout the afternoon by the various classes, but were all there to watch the motorised mayhem of the EXIT STRATEGY END OF SEASON DEMOLITION DERBY. 12 cars started, featuring cars of all shapes and sizes, with #334 Jamie Dale trying her luck in a Ford Ka ! As soon as the green flag fell the chaos began, large hits were felt all around the raceway, the race had to be stopped to attend to Jamie Dale, once she was safely out of her car the chaos resumed, #20 Jack Sayle in a Jaguar S type had a heavy impact ripping of the front wheel. Action continued, as cars traded blows, a head on between James Griffiths and Paul Fearn, ended James Griffiths hopes. The cars were gradually eliminated with the last two runners being Steven Guest and Paul Fearn, Steven’s BMW was only just moving, so Fearn continually rammed the BMW to claim the victory and Exit Strategy prize money.
During the afternoon lots of trophies were presented by the various sponsors a list of which are shown below.
Lastly a big thankyou goes out to all Drivers, Mechanics, Staff, Medics and Sponsors for another enjoyable seasons racing.
The 2018 season will begin Sunday 29th April 2pm.