There’s certainly been plenty of action over the last week with a total of 28 visiting drivers, who came to take on the oval track. 14 Micro F2’s and 13, 1960’s heritage F2’s came from all across the UK to entertain the crowds. Over the 3 meetings the drivers battled it out to be crowned champions. James Yule was presented with the Jack Whitehead Memorial Trophy for being the highest point scorer on the Monday evenings racing. The Anniversary shield donated by Paul & Jeanette Fern was presented to Heritage Driver Paul Sykes for being the top scorer on the Thursday night and Phil Hickerton won the Minty Shield and had to run the traditional lap of honour with the shield and the chequered flag. Special thanks to our meeting sponsors Jaks Bar and Pepsi.
On Monday we were back to our normal Stockcar format. The meeting was kindly sponsored by Driver.co.im. Unfortunately only two minis made it out, Jordon Halligon-Bunce and Ben Kelly. It was soon very clear how the races were going to pan out with Kelly suffering mechanical failure leaving the door open for Halligon-Bunce to take the wins. True sportsmanship was shown in race two with 4 laps to go Kelly’s car failed again and Halligan-Bunce pushed Kelly round for the last four laps giving him one last push so the both came over the finish line at the same time. The Driver.co.im trophies were presented to 1stJordon and 2ndBen.
The Swift motors Production Rods gave plenty of entertainment with some very close racing! In Race 1 and Race 2 it was a photo finish. Mike Crane led from the start with Danny Quayle looking certain to take second until Nick Ford over took him on the final lap and ended up going over the finish line with Crane resulting in a dead heat with both drivers getting 6 points. It was like a replay in race 2 this time with Mark Hargreaves and Ford both finishing side by side followed by Crane and Quayle. The final placings was, Ford 1st, joint 2ndCrane & Hargreaves and 3rdQuayle.
There was plenty of action in the A & J Butcher Bangers with spins on every corner from Jemma Moore who created mobile chicanes by knocking the tyres onto the oncoming traffic. It was Dave Sutcliffe who managed to claim victory in all 4 races with plenty of action between Ashley Harrison, Steven Guest, Chris & Gary Crellin, Lee Jordan, and Nick Collister. The Driver.co.im trophies were awarded to 1stDave Sutcliffe 2ndSteven Guest and 3rdLee Jordan.Next meeting is Monday 5thAugust gates opening at 7pm with racing starting at 7.30.