Report 3rd July 2017
This meeting was kindly sponsored by Pepsi
Racing for the Pepsi sponsored trophies got underway on Monday with the First Choice Windows Ministox and the second round of the Minstox Sword of State. Race one, Jack Dobson took the early lead before being passed on lap 4 by Harry Watson. Ted Davis, Pemma Nissanka, Jordan Halligan-Bunce and Josh Watson all had a close race with lots of bumper action. Jack managed to hold onto second behind Harry closely followed by Ted, Pemma, Jordan and Josh Watson. Jordan picked up the award for the highest placed white’s and yellow’s driver. Jordan went from the green flag not to be caught in race two, Ted took second, Josh third. Race three saw Jordan take the early lead before overall race winner Harry Watson took control, Ted took second followed by Josh. The Pepsi trophies were awarded to Harry Watson, Ted Davis and Jordan Halligan-Bunce.
Sword of State standings are Harry Wattson- 29 points, Jordan Halligan-Bunce- 24, Ted Davis- 22, Josh Watson- 19, Jack Dobson- 18, Pemma Nissanka- 11 and Kian Kelly- on 1 point. All can change in their final round for the sword on Monday night.
The Mann Construction Formula 2’s saw Mike Booth spin out of contention with Paul Fearn looking set to take the victory before a last lap collision between Fearn, Dougie Kinrade and Dave Sutcliffe allowing Kevin Hooper through to take the chequered flag from Dougie and Dave. Race two, saw a complete restart after kevin collided with the fence; the restarted race was won by Mike Booth followed by Dave and Dougie. Paul took the victory in race three from Sutcliffe and Kinrade. The Pepsi trophies went to Dave Sutcliffe, Dougie Kinrade and Kevin Hooper.
The A & J Butchers Bangers saw 11 bangers out on track with Dean Sadler and Jamie Dale making their banger debute. Race one there was certainly plenty of action with cars spinning all around the track, Jason Collister won the first race from Grant Crellin and Jordan Brown. Sadler managed to finish race one but that was it. Collister went onto win race two with Crellin, Steven Guest and Brown following closely behind. After the carnage of race one and two only three cars made the final race, Collister made it a hatrick with Crellin second and Guest third. The Pepsi trophies were awarded to Collister, Crellin and Guest.
The Onchan Raceway Production Rods were last out with some fast, close racing. In race one Robert Hooper took the victory from Tina Quayle and Sarah Wass. Race two saw Leonie Marchbank take control of the race in the opening lap and held her position to take the chequered flag followed by Wass and Hooper. Race three saw Quayle have a coming to with the fence on lap one putting her out for the rest of the race. Sarah dominated Leonie on lap 4 with newcomer India Cowin in 3rd place. The Pepsi trophies went to Sarah Wass, Leonie Marchbank and Robert Hooper, Sarah also took the victory lane ladies award.
Racing resumes on Monday 10th at 7:30pm. Regrading takes place this week for all classes. Over the next three meetings the Productions Rods will be battling it out for the Gold Cup and the Bangers for the Commissioners Cup.