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Monoposto 2000 & 2000 Classics – Sunday Qualifying
On a much cooler day than Saturday the cars streamed out on to a grey sky covered circuit. Pole position was closely fought for the first few laps between Peter Venn, Malcolm Scott, Dave Gillett and Robbie Watts with each taking bite at the lead however it was a stunningly quick time of 1.14.026 from Peter Venn who took pole position for Sundays race in his attractive looking Dallara F399.
Ben Cater jumped up the order to start 5th on the grid after a quick last lap to start just ahead of Kevan McLurg and Russ Giles. Daniel Hands was right up with the 2000’s in his Mono Classic Van Diemen taking pole for his class by 2 seconds from second place Kevin Otway. Further down in the pack Shane Kelly was third followed by Nigel Davies who was driving Team Fern Racing’s 2000 Classic, driven by Matt Jordan on Saturday, following blowing up his new Mono Moto in Saturdays qualifying. Not a good weekend for Nigel as he also blew Geoff Fern's van up whilst driving to the circuit on Friday, not someone to trust with your car keys!
Monoposto 2000 & 2000 Classics – Sunday Race
Under the still looming skies the Monopostos headed to the circuit with
Alistair Bell in his Van Diemen FR taking up last position on the grid
after failing to qualify in the morning.
After a tight battle at the front with Russ Giles, Robbie dropped back
down the order allowing the ever-quick Dave Gillett to push his way up
through the pack. Finally Dave passed Peter for the lead and went on to
take his first Monoposto win. Ben Cater put the pressure on Peter Venn
right down to the chequered flag ending up second and third respectively.
Monoposto Mono Moto, 1600, 1800 & Dtec – Sunday Qualifying
With a cool breeze and grey skies the qualifying began with the quick
Adrian Wright setting the initial pole lap time only to be beaten on lap
7 by a stunning 1.14.202 by Jeremy Timms in the Speads RM03. The Mono
Moto grid was rounded out by ongoing rivals Jason Timms and Geoff Fern.
Team Wingnuts, Waring and Reed start 5th and 6th ahead of Graham Read.
Monoposto Moto, 1600, 1800 & Dtec – Sunday Race
It was not a great weekend for Team Fern Racing after Geoff also blew up his JKS’s engine in qualifying leaving a noticeable Fern shaped gap in the assembly area. Geoff is going to be busy over the next few weeks!!
Adrian Wright managed to stall his car on the grid and so Jeremy Timms managed to pull out a big lead down into the first corner. After finally getting going, Adrian’s race came to an abrupt end when he spun onto the grass at the bottom of the circuit where he remained until the chequered flag. The two cousins, Jeremy and Jason Timms, pulled out a lead from the beginning with Jason desperate to chase down Jeremy for the win but was never quite able to get close enough and had to settle for second place.
After a 10 second penalty for an out of position start Graham Read,
in his bike engine Dallara, set off chasing down the Timms’ however
once the penalty was added he finished 4th overall behind the quick yellow
Jedi of Kevin Waring. His team owner Jon Reed was unable to finish the
race after a leaky headgasket left him with no power and forced him to
Dtec was another low number class with John Whitbourn taking the win from Doug McLay. Bringing up the rear, and determined to collect some needed points, was our very own David Parkinson who after clutch problems throughout the weekend limped around to finish 4th in the 1600’s.
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Kevin Couling rotates
First lap jostling
Dave Gillett ahead of Peter Venn - Dave acknowledges the marshalls
John Whitbourn's DTec
All pics thanks to Andrew Cliffe/Norwich Photo