Report Sunday 25th June 2017
This meeting was kindly sponsored by Jaks Bar & Steak House
Special thanks also to Exit Strategy for sponsoring the Mid Season Demolition Derby
Racing returned to Raceway on Sunday for the mid season Demolition Derby.
Starting the meeting was the 1st Choice Windows ministox competing for the Jaks Bar and Steakhouse trophies and the first round of the ministox sword of state which will be run over the next 3 meetings and will be awarded to the highest points scorer. Jordan Halligan-Bunce dominated the first race and went on to take the chequered flag awarding him the whites and yellows championship trophy and maximum points in race 1. Good battles were seen between Harry Watson and Ted Davis for second and third with Josh Watson, Pemma Nissanka and Kian Kelly also completing the race. Race two was won by Harry followed by Jack, Ted, Josh, Jordan, Pemma and Kian. Jordan took control of race 3 and led from flag to flag followed by Jack, Josh, Harry and Pemma. Points for the Jaks trophies were close with Jordan Halligan-Bunce and Harry Watson both finishing on 14 points, and Jack Dobson and Josh Watson tied on 10 points, trophies were awarded based on results in race three. Jordan took first, Harry Watson second and Jack Dobson third.
The Mann Construction Ltd Formula 2’s were next with Mike Booth and Lee Jordan returning to race, Lee led lap one until mechanical problems saw him retire on lap 2 leaving Mike leading until mid race distance Dave Sutcliffe, Dougie Kinrade and Mike Booth all came together as Sutcliffe battled his way through to the front, Dave went on to win the race from Dougie and Kevin Hooper. Race 2 and 3 saw a hatrick of wins for Sutcliffe. The Jaks trophies went to Dave Sutcliffe, Dougie Kinrade and Kevin Hooper.
The A&J Quality Butchers bangers provided plenty of action for the large crowd, newcomer Rob Scott took his maiden victory in race one followed by Grant Crellin, Spud Collister, Ashley Faragher, Steven Guest, Jason Collister and Josh Callin. Race two saw Ashley take the flag followed by Spud Collister and Jason Collister. Faragher again took the checkered flag in race three from Grant, Ste Collister and Spud. The Jaks trophies were awarded to Ashley Faragher, Grant Crellin and Spud Collister.
The Onchan Raceway production rods provided fast, close racing with Robert Hooper taking the victory in race one followed by Georgina Moore and Sarah Wass. Georgina held on to take the victory in race 2 ahead of Robert and Sarah. Race three had to be red flagged mid race after Georgina lost control at the front of the chasing pack and spun into the fence. Robert went on to win the restarted race from sarah and Leonie Marchbank. The Jaks trophies were awarded to Robert Hooper, Sarah Wass and Georgina Moore. The victory lane ladies award went to Sarah Wass.
The meeting ended with the mid season Demolition Derby sponsored by Exit Strategy. Although entries were low Grant Crellin, Steven Guest, Lawrence Oakey, James Griffiths and Jason Collister entertained the buzzing crowd. After the first few laps and several big hits it looked as if the demolition was over but Collister, racing in his transit van which he won the van demolition in TT week, re joined James Griffiths and provided a further 11 minutes of action with plenty of big rear end hits, the race was eventually declared a draw after the two locked together. Well done to James Griffiths and Jason Collister sharing the prize fund of £200 and the Exit Strategy trophy.
Racing resumes 3rd July starting at 7.30pm