2018 Curborough Sprint Championship supported by PJS Sports Cars and Paul Green Jewellers.
Sheffield and Hallamshire’s two lapper attracted 43 Championship entries. The summer was still in attendance making for some good times again. Despite some timekeeper issues, the Club managed to get 3 timed runs in for everyone.
Class Sa got the meeting started with a one, two for the MGZR’s of your scribe, and Sara Holland respectively, with Bob Smith third his Fiat Panda 100hp.
A good entry in Class Sc saw a really close contest again with Mark Williams taking the win in his 197 Clio Sport, from David Chestertons’ 182 Clio Sport. Just 0.02 sec split Neil Bateman’s Fiesta and Paul Gough’s Clio 197 in 2nd and 3rd.
The Class Sd Porsche scrap was another really close call, with the 718 boxster of David Tilley taking the result by 0.03 sec from the Cayman R of Simon Parkin! Warwick Bourton took 3rd in the Focus ST3.
In 1a Keith Waters’ Metro Advantage just pipped Julian Fishwick’s Mini by 0.16 sec.
In the predictably well supported 2b kit car class John Caldicott’s Caterham took the win as in the previous round from Oliver Swadkin’s Westfield. Matthew Haynes’ Westfield pushed Oliver very closely in third, with Paul Evans taking fourth.
The Lotus class, 2L, went to Scott Bennett, from Martin Roberts both in Elises.
The battling Minis in 3a saw a win for Stuart Gadd from Stuart Ballinger.
The Larger capacity mod prod class, had a good entry again, and saw a second win for Owen Cule in the Metro. Rob Needham claimed second in his Escort, with the Golf GTI of Tom Harding third.
On their own again in 4b, The Williams’ family Westfield Megabusa Mark taking the win from Dad Phil, and also claiming FTD on the final third run from the Radical of David Large.
In the roadgoing period defined class, Rowland Turner took his Escort mk1 Mexico to a win over the mk4 Spitfire of Paul Cheshire.
Note: Due to welcoming more novices this season, just a reminder that the Championship Stickers should be on the car to score points, AND, that, if at any of the rounds a club gives 3 timed runs, then only the first two ever count towards the championship points, rather than the clubs’ class awards on the day.
Also a Very BIG thank you note from the Championship organisers to S&HMC, who have been running events for the Championship since 1998, even though their club is really Rally based with not many S&HMC members doing sprints.
I hope everyone has ensured that they have arranged their holidays so that they can make the SDCC round on July 8th, and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible then,