Championship Round 1, PF International, 6th April 2014
The first round of the Club Championships, combined with round one of the LGM and NKF Championship drivers, made for a stunning entry totalling 283.
As well as the Little Green Man competitors (see separate report on p84), there was a IAME Cadet club grid of over 20 drivers and great racing all day. Taylor Barnard was in great form and took an excellent win in the final. Ross Woodford was his nearest challenger.
There was a full grid of Honda Cadets and, as always, brilliant racing. Myles Apps looked to have the upperhand in the heats but Harry Thompson was always in his wheel tracks. In the final, the roles were reversed as a stunning drive by Thompson earned him the win..
In Junior Rotax, 30 drivers slugged it out. Tom Gamble on grid two was shuffled down at the start but drove a storming race to charge through at the flag and take another win. Will Shaw had to be content with second.
There was a full house in MiniMax and some brilliantly close racing. One name that keeps rising to the top is Ed Hack – he took a well judged win. He had to work hard as the pack behind were chasing hard. Runner up was the consistent Thomas Turner.
There was an excellent grid of almost 50 Senior Rotax drivers and the pace at the front was hot but Ben Hingeley shone. He converted his hard-earned pole into a win. Ollie Varney was always at the sharp end, finishing a solid second. Matthew Hirst eventually took third place. The race came to a premature end when Jack Harding lost a rear wheel and collided heavily with the barriers.
Numbers continue to increase in X30 Junior with 18 quality drivers. Alfie Brown made excellent progress forward in the final to take the win. Hugo Ellis was another who looks at ease in the class, again a forward charge taking him into an excellent second, with Elliot Harvey completed the top three. In the same race Chris Whitton was the top Junior TKM.
In Senior X30, Jack Bartholomew’s experience showed as he brought home a very controlled win. Chad Little held onto second while Josh Hatton charged to third.