Report on Round 5
The second SDDC event of the year, was a two lapper, and as usual, attracted good entry, even with another minor motorsport event taking place a few miles south at Silverstone! and most drivers appeared sober after Saturdays’ England footy win! The summer still held on and a few Class records were broken, as the track surface temperature pushed over 40 degrees after lunch.
Class Sa got the meeting started with a win for the MGZR of your scribe, with Bob Smith second in his Fiat Panda 100hp and Sara Holland third in her MGZR, Sara also claiming the Ladies award on the day, being nearest to her class’s record.
Jack Twomey took the honours and new record in his Ford Puma in Class Sb with, Tim Griffin second in his Fiesta.
As usual, a great entry in Class Sc produced a really close contest again with Paul Glendenning taking the win by 0.23sec from Mark Williams, with Paul’s co-pilot Wayne Park, taking third. Neal Bateman, (Fiesta), Paul Gough, (Clio), and Craig Tock’s Honda Type R were 4th, 5th and 6th respectively, all with 0.3s!
The Class Sd Porsche battle went to David Tilley, from Simon Parkin, both breaking the old class record in the process! David Paisley took 3rd place in his BMW M3.
A close 1a, saw the win go to Keith Waters’ Metro, from Julian Fishwicks Mini.
The Lotus class, 2L, went to Martin Roberts in his Elise.
The regular good entry in the 2b kit car class was slightly reduced by unfortunate last minute cancellations of Terry Dutton and Robert Swadkin, but saw John Caldicott winning in his Caterham R300, from Matthew Haynes’, 2nd, and Simon Price, 3rd both in Westfields.
Graham Harvey returned from “another” Holiday, to record a win in 3a from Stuart Gadd , both in their mod prod 1380 Mini’s.
With a typical “Curborough” helping hand from a few other competitors, the Metro GTI of Owen Cule was repaired and took the win in 3b, after a major coolant hose failure in practice! The Escort of Rob Needham claimed 2nd, with the Golf GTI of Tom Harding 3rd.
FTD went to Stuart Bickley in the 1100 cc single seater class, from Steve Potter in his OMS.
A big thank you to all the officials, and marshals, especially the start line marshals for running a great event in the extreme heat.
As we approach the 6th round of the 8, as usual, there are quite a few contenders vying for overall championship honours, and quite a few Class positions changing every event. Also this year with an unusually high novice entry, plenty to play for the Annual Paul Green Jewellers novice trophy at the end of the season!
I hope to see as many of you as possible at the Mid Cheshire event on August 12th, which replaces the cancelled S&HMC meeting at the start of the year,