Report 3rd June Mad Sunday 2018
Tonights meeting was kindly sponsored by MotaWorld
MotaWorld sponsored Mad Sundays stock car meeting held in perfect conditions. There was a 2 minute silence to remember Dan Kneen who was sadly killed in the TT practices last week. Dan and his brother Ryan used to come ride minimotos at Onchan Raceway. The stadium then erupted with applause and the meeting got underway.
WINDOW WIZARD MINISTOX
The Window Wizard Ministox were first out and the young drivers displayed some great racing to the large crowd with Jordan Halligan-Bunce storming into the lead to claim the chequered flag in race one ahead of Harry Watson, Pemma Nissanka, Jack Dobson, Josh Watson, Ben Kelly and Jake Hooper. Jake Hooper and Ben Kelly who have now removed their novice stripes and start at the front of the field both led the opening laps of race two before Jordan Halligan-Bunce made his way through to the front to take his second victory of the night ahead of Pemma Nissanka, Harry Watson, Josh Watson, Ben Kelly, Jack Dobson and Jake Hooper. Race three saw Jordan Halligan-Bunce take the lead from lap two not to be caught to take a hatrick of wins followed by Harry Watson, Josh Watson, Ben Kelly, Pemma Nissanka, Jack Dobson and Jake Hooper. The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to Jordan Halligan-Bunce, Harry Watson and Pemma Nissanka while Ben Kelly claimed the award for top white and yellow grade driver.
A&J QUALITY BUTCHERS BANGERS
The A&J Quality Butchers Bangers were next with Steve Francis joining our regular drivers, Steve races in the UK and was offered the use of Jemma Moore’s car to race whilst here on holiday. Steve led the opening three laps of race one before coming into contact with other cars and the safety fence several times, the race was brought to a stop when Lawrence Oakey rolled on lap 6, he climbed out of his car to the applause of the crowd. Jake Clague won the restarted race from Grant Crellin and Steven Guest, despite all his crashes Steve Francis managed to complete full race distance. Race two saw Steve Francis on top form leading the race from flag to flag to claim his maiden victory he was chased hard by Grant Crellin and Jake Clague but they had to settle for second and third. Race three saw an added obstacle on the track for our drivers to tackle and entertain the crowds when the ramp was placed on the start finish straight, Steve led this race until lap 6 when Ryan Edmonds came through to take the lead launching himself over the ramp each lap to the applause of the crowd while others chose to save their cars and take the ramp a little slower! Ryan won the race from Lee Jordan, Steven Guest and Spud Collister. The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to Steven Guest, Lee Jordan and Grant Crellin.
FOLLOWING SEQUENCE OF PHOTOS WAS TAKEN BY MIKE BUCKLEY OF #88 LAWRENCE OAKLEY’S SPECTACULAR ROLL!
Four vans entered the track for the 8 lap delivery drivers grand prix ramp race, Kevin Hooper, Grant Crellin, Ashley Harrison and Robert Hooper all launched their vans over the ramp each lap before Grant found himself wedged on a tyre, Robert Hooper then spent the remaining laps helping Crellin get back in the race with plenty of cheers from the crowd the pair managed to get going again to cross the line. Kevin Hooper led the race from lap one to claim the victory ahead of Ashley Harrison, Robert Hooper and Grant Crellin.
SWIFT MOTORS PRODUCTION RODS
The Swift Motors production rods provided plenty of action with twelve cars on track, race one had to be restarted after Sarah Wass and Mike Craine came together on lap one. Craine went on to lead the restarted race until the lap boards were shown and Josh Ffrench passed to claim the victory ahead of Mike Craine, Nick Ford, Sarah Wass and Kevin Hooper. Race two saw Mike again lead until Sarah Wass made her way to the front to claim the flag from Josh Ffrench, Mike Craine, Nick Ford, Steve Hands and Robert Hooper. Race three saw a complete restart after Kevin Hooper and Steve Hands were involved in a collision leaving both cars with substantial damage. Six cars remained on track to contest the restarted race, Nick Ford claimed victory ahead of Robert Hooper, Mike Craine, Tina Quayle, Darren Hudgeon and Marie Craine. The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to Nick Ford, Mike Craine and Josh Ffrench with Sarah Wass taking the victory lane top lady drivers award.
The evening ended with the event the crowds had all been waiting for, The Delivery Drivers Van Demolition Derby. Kevin Hooper, Robert Hooper, Grant Crellin, Ashley Harrison and Nick Collister took to the track for the event which again saw the ramp on track for the drivers to contest with between crashes. The green flag was waved and all drivers were straight in with some good hits being made, the demolition had to be stopped after a big head on collision between Nick Collister and Robert Hooper but resumed once drivers were checked and treated where required. Kevin Hooper and Ashley Harrison were the only drivers who remained but they continued to provide plenty of entertainment with both drivers making contact with each other before Kevin Hooper, who was out in the same van he took part in the 2017 van demolition, managed to end Ashley’s race with a couple of small head on collisions before completing a victory lap.
SPECIAL THANKS TO MIKE BUCKLEY, YVONNE DILLON AND JOANNE McGLYNN FOR THE PHOTOS THIS WEEK!
Racing resumes with the bangers chain race on Thursday 7th June at 7:30pm before taking a break and returning on Sunday 24th June at 2pm with the Mid season Demolition Derby.