Stockcar Report 28th August 2017
This meeting was kindly sponsored by Trish Guildford in memory of her father Wilf Blundell #75
Monday evenings stockcar meeting was sponsored by Trish Guildford who dedicated the event to her late father and former stockcar driver Wilf Blundell #75. The 1st Choice Windows Ministox was first out on track. Jordan Halligan-Bunce returned after a 5 week break and was pushed hard all the way by Ted Davis. Jordan didn’t show any nerve and held on to win from Ted, Pemma Nissanka, Harry Watson, Josh Watson and Jake Hooper. Jordan again took control of race two with Ted and Harry settling for 2nd and 3rd. Race three saw Jack Dobson back out on track after mechanical issues which meant he missed the first two races, Jordan continued to dominate making it three wins in a row. The Wilf Blundell trophies went to Jordan, Ted and Harry with Jordan also taking the whites and yellows trophy.
The Ministox drivers also presented the Warburton family with a cheque for £100 made payable to The Craig Heart Foundation in memory of the late Roland Warburton whose son Danny use to race Ministox. A collection was made during a stockcar meeting a few weeks ago.
The A&J Butchers Bangers were next out to tackle the wet, greasy track conditions for the first round of the Sword of State championship which will be contested over the last three meetings. Jamie Dale led the opening laps before colliding with the fence ending her evening early. Spud Collister won from Steven Guest and Jason Collister. Spud again dominated in race 2 making his way to the front of the reduced grid and was never challenged leaving the carnage behind him. Scott Farthing took second from Jason 3rd. Race3 saw Spud take his third victory of the evening with Jason who was pushing hard to take second from Scott when they both spun allowing Steven through to take second place ahead of Jason and Scott. The Wilf Blundell #75 trophies went to Spud, Steven and Jason.
The Onchan Raceway Production Rods first round of the Dagger of Honour sees a closed grid and a clutch start. India Cowin made a quick start until lap four when Mike Craine came through to lead and take the win from Robert Hooper and Nick Ford. Race two saw a complete restart after Mike and Robert came together on the first corner, leaving Sarah Wass and Paul Craine nowhere to go but into Mikes car. Nick led and won the restarted race from India, Tina Quayle and Marie Craine. Race three saw Nick make it a hat trick of wins from Mike and India. The Wilf Blundell #75 trophies were awarded to Nick, Mike and India, who also received the victory lane ladies award.
Lee Jordan returned to the Mann Construction Formula 2s after a season of mechanical issues. Dave Sutcliffe made his way to the front to claim victory in race 1 from Dougie Kinrade, Kevin Hooper and Lee. Dave went on to win race 2 and 3 with Kevin and Lee in hot pursuit. The Wilf Blundell trophies were awarded to Dave, Kevin and Lee.
The evening ended with a bangers chain race. This saw 3 pairs of cars chained together with the rear cars freewheeling, if the chain broke then that team would be finished. Racing around a somewhat flooded track was Steven Guest and Paul Fearn, Spud Collister and Ashley Harrison and Grant Crellin and Nick Collister . Steven and Paul took the early lead from Spud and Ashley. Grant and Nick’s race ended early as they crashed out on the start/ finish straight causing an obstacle for the remaining pairs. Steven and Paul held on to take victory just ahead of Spud and Ashley whose chain snapped just before the chequered flag.
Racing resumes next week on Monday 4th September at 7:30pm and on Sunday 10th September marks the
End of Season Demolition Derby starting at 2pm.