Round Seven, 7th September, Barton Stacey
At this stage of the season, everyone has a quiet look at championship standings and are very aware that a point lost here or there could by the difference in taking the glory at the November meeting. To this end Forest once again had a very strong entry list both in number and depth of talent.
Although by only small margins, once again Bradshaw won the final, followed by Mead, McDonald and after great drive Jay Keyes. Equally important Zak Rowledge proved to be the best novice on the day, in this fiercely competitive class.
Once again a very strong grid of thirty two competitors took to the track, for this extremely competitive class, with great expectations and hopes for the weekends racing. Brown taking win from Cunnington, Herbert, Taylor-Trueman and Burgess. Kourosh Asefi winning novice. With all thirty two competitors completing the final, this was great testimony to all drivers’ parents and mechanics, well done to all.
Once again with baited breath, the final was eagerly looked forward to, with a number of drivers capable of taking victory.The GP plate of Samuel Pooley came out on top, followed by Lamport, Oliver and Stacey, Watts taking novice trophy.
The final saw Blick take win, with a strong second place going to Oli Ellis-Richardson, who had been pushing the front runners all day, Trueman taking third spot. Aidan Lea taking novice trophy.
There was once again a small but very select grid of junior X30 drivers, giving an outstanding display of close fair fast driving; it would be nice to see this class really take off.
The final saw the same result , Hanson from Pickford, both having excellent drives throughout the day.
There were several drivers who could potentially win this final, with lap times being extremely close, Gifford eventually came out on top, followed by Hamlet, Dunham and Potter.
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A full grid was to be seen in this ever growing class, necessitating four heats. The final saw Michael Kent win by some 1.03 seconds from Matt Martin, with Mark Redding third and a very good performance from Joe Holloway in fourth, unfortunately several of the top drivers failed to finish.
Heat one saw Nick Jenkins take win, from Chris Bailey and Daniel Arlott. Jenkins taking fastest lap. Heat two saw win for Bailey followed by Arlott and Lee Hasler, Jenkins taking fastest lap once again. Heat three saw Hasler followed by Bailey and Jenkins, Jenkins once again taking fastest lap. The final saw Jenkins, Bailey, Hasler and Arlott with an excellent fourth place.
Heat one saw Christopher Morris from Spencer Chappell and Nigel Steed, fastest lap going to Thomas. Heat two saw a second win for Morris, followed by Chappell and Thomas, Chappell taking fastest lap. Heat three saw Chappell Morris and Thomas take the top three spots, Thomas taking fastest lap. The final saw Chappell take the win from Morris, Steed taking third, fastest lap to Morris.