ROUND 1 SS

VENTNOR BOTANICAL GARDENS

3-3-2013

The 2013 season has started and right from the off the usual contenders for the top spot battle it out once again. Toby Allen and Dave Dutch were trading tenths of second for first and second place all day, this time Toby came out on top and Dave only six tenths behind him with Martyn Cutler in third and was over a second behind them but he was heading up the following group who were also all within a few tenths of a second between them. Following Martyn was Chris Greenen in his rapid Mini followed by Andrew Foster then Neil Glasbey.

There were also many class battles going on as well..

Class 1 ….. no entries this time..

Class 2 …. Once again Dean Long dominated followed by Daryl Turner and then Daniel Kozakowycz then Tony Long and finally Tom Silvester..

Class 3 ….. This Hotly contested class was once again dominated by Dave Dutch in his DUTCHSPEED mini Pickup but Chris Greenen was chasing hard but could not get anywhere near the pace of Dave, Chris was followed by David Goodwin and then by Adam Greenen and Kevin Richardson then Wayne Hole and finally Steve Stotesbury..

Class 4 … This class was the most contested class on the day and was dominated by Toby Allen and over a second ahead of Martyn Cutler who was closely followed by Andrew Foster and Neil Glasbey, he was followed by Danny Grist , Steve Glasbey , Matthew Griffin , Vicky Cox , Dave Leppard , Neil Corney , Robert Smith, Linda Burt , Sam Tailor , Ross Sinfield , Marie Smith

Class 5 … This also was a hotly contested class this year with twice the entries as last year but saw last years champion of this class John Dutch in his DUTCHSPEED Mini Special once again coming out on top but hot on his hills was the 2011 champion of this class Dan Morgan followed by Matthew Price , Darren Taylor , Ryan Munt , Andy Williams , Paul wills , Terry Steele , Chris Wilson , Joe Moor , Callumn Steele , Jill Williams…

Ladies leader board.. Vicky Cox , Linda Burt , Jill Williams , Marie Smith….

 

Round 1 Sunday the 3rd March Ventnor Botanical Gardens

With less than two weeks to our first round of the 2013 Calendar, have you renewed your membership? Obviously you can sign up on the day however we encourage members with PayPal to do so online for both the membership and event fee; this saves time on the day meaning we can get going giving promptly giving you all the full 6 timed runs.

A reminder of the season so far.

– Round 1 SS – 3rd March Ventnor Botanical Gardens
– AGM 5th (Fri) April Quay Arts Centre Newport.
– Round 2 SS – 7th April College
– Round 3 USS – 28th April Knighton
– Round 4 SS – 8th June (Sat) St Georges
– Round 5 – 23rd June USS TBC
– Round 6 SS – 7th July BAE
– Round 7 USS – 21st July Knighton
– Round 8 – USS Sunday  11th August Northwood Showground
– Round 9 SS – 1st September College
– Round 10 USS – 15th September Atherfield
– Round 11 – 6th October USS TBC
– Round 12 – 20TH October USS TBC
– Round 13 & 14 SS – 9/10th November BAE/College Healeys 50th Anniversary

Annual General Meeting and 2012 Awards Evening

Friday the 5th of April Hosts the AGM & Awards evening. Doors will open from 6:30 with dinner being served at 7:30 sharp. You don’t have to come for the meal however at £10 for a 2 courses you’d be a fool not to! We will need your menu choices and payment by the 29th February, once again you can pay online through the website and email me your choices, the menu for the evening is as follows.

Homemade Beef burger with house salad and homemade potato wedges

Or

Isle of Wight Beef chilli with Basmati rice and soured cream

Or

Vegetable Tagine served with Lemon couscous

 

 

Homemade Apple Crumble with custard or vanilla ice cream

Or

Chocolate Torte served with Vanilla ice cream

Or

Selection of Cheeses and Biscuits

 

After dinner and the AGM we will have the awards from the 2012 season. This is always a good evening and we hope the membership support it as they have in previous years.

 

 

IOWCC 2013 Starts Here!!

Good Evening Motorsport fans and on behalf of your committee happy new year to you all!

Hoping you have enjoyed the break over winter to relax, earn brownie points with the better halves and most importantly attend to the needs of you motorcars to ensure they are tip top for the upcoming 2013 season!

The Calendar!

First up the initial view of how our season looks!

         Round 1 SS – 3rd March Ventnor Botanical Gardens

         AGM –  5thApril TBC

         Round 2 SS – 7th April College

         Round 3 USS – 28th April Knighton

         Round 4 SS – 8th June (Sat) St Georges

         Round 5 – 23rd June USS TBC

         Round 6  SS- 7th July BAE

         Round 7 USS – 21st July Knighton

         Round 8 – USS Sunday 11th August Northwood Showground*

         Round 9 SS – 1st September College

         Round 10 USS – 15th September Atherfield

         Round 11 – 6th October USS TBC

         Round 12 – 20TH October USS TBC

         Round 13 & 14 SS – 9/10thNovember BAE/College Healeys  50thAnniversary

 

*Due to the Success and support of the Event held at the showground last year we are going to run it once again on the Saturday 10th of August with a view for even more going on, this will include commercial stands, involvement of many other motor clubs from around the island, a beer tent, camping on the Saturday night and a championship counting Auto test on Sunday, if any members have any suggestions they wish to put forward please talk to Andy Williams.

You will note 2 extra rounds from previous years! To encourage stiff competition drivers competing at all 14 rounds will drop their 2 slowest SS & USS events.

The AGM has been pencilled in and further details will be issued out ASAP!

Membership

Membership is staying the same once again, £25 for a full season subscription, £8 day membership and a £12 event fee on the day or £10 in advance! You can pay your membership online on the website, or by cheque posted to the address on the attached form. Please try to do this prior to round 1 so we can concentrate on the running of the event!

Trophies

Can those of you who were fortunate enough to win a Class or Special Trophy in the 2011 season I’m afraid it’s time to say goodbye to it! Please contact Steve Stoesbury to arrange its return by the 10th of February. Steve’s Number is 07855 877282.

Fancy a place on your clubs committee?

It’s that time of year where the committee gets re elected, if you fancy a place on the committee please let me know so you can be considered!

 

Clarity on Seatbelts.

There were a few people running without seatbelts to their cars at the back end of last year, for clarity All drivers are to wear at minimum a 3 point belt unless they are driving in a standard class a vehicle that came from factory without a belt – this is the only exception to this rule.

Many thanks and hope to see you all at round 1!

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dave and John for their Championship wins! – Also don’t forget to book your seat for the Christmas Bash!

Saturday 22nd December is the date to pencil in your diary, for the only party worth attending this festive season.

Commencing with drinks in the bar from 6.30pm, a lavish 4 Course Festive Menu
has been arranged, with sit down at 7.30pm in the Summerhill Restaurant.  The evening doesn’t end their though – there will be entertainment from The Tony Martin Experience, with Bar open until 1am.

Prices

The cost for the evening, including entertainment and party favours is just £25 per person, and should you wish to stay overnight and enjoy a relaxing Full English Breakfast the next morning (served until 10.30am), the cost is just £25 per person based on 2 sharing a double or twin room.

How to Book

Simply call the hotel on 01983 400 500 to reserve your place, or alternatively text Steve your name and number of people attending on 07717 844767.  Payment can be made by Friday 14th December.

DAVE DUTCH comes out on top

To become the 2012 Isle of Wight car club (SS) Champion

 Rounds 11 and 12 (SS) on the 10& 11-11-2012 

The final two rounds of the I O W Car Club Sealed Surface championship were held at BAE on Saturday and IW College on the Sunday. It turned out to be a titanic battle over the weekend to decide all class titles and the overall sealed surface title. It was to be an on going battle between Dave Dutch,  Dave Goodwin, Toby Allen, Chris & Adam Greenen, Dave Bizzill and John Dutch for the fastest times, but from the start Dave Dutch in his DutchSpeed Modified Mini Pickup set the pace all weekend with increasingly quicker times to the point where he was 1.03 seconds ahead of the next driver Chris Greenen.

This was a massive amount as positions are normally decided by tenths of a second.

It looked like Dave was on a mission to let the others drivers know that the title was his and if they wanted it they would have to catch him first….Congratulations to Dave on a faultless drive all season.

 

The Final overall Championship Positions were as follows

 

1st Dave Dutch on 249 points

2nd Dave Goodwin on 240 points

3rd Toby Allen on 239 points

4th Chris Greenen on 231 points

5th Dave Bizzill on 229 points

6th John Dutch on 216 points

The Final overall Class Positions

Class 1

1st Wayne Hole on 50 points

2nd Jemma Western on 49 points

3rd Jess Greenen on 48 points

Class 2

1st Daryl Turner on 245 points

2nd Dean Long on 200 points

3rd Steve Adams on 94 points

3rd Dave Leppard on 94 points

Class 3

1st Dave Dutch on 250 points

2nd Dave Goodwin on 244 points

3rd Adam Greenen on 238 points

4th Chris Greenen on 193 points

5th Kevin Richardson on 138 points

Class 4

1stToby Allen on 249 points

2nd Dave Bizzill on 244 points

3rd Matt Griffin on 241 points

4th Wayne Hole on 213 points

5th Steve Stotesbury on 206 points

Class 5

1st John Dutch on 245 points

2nd Andy Williams on 244 points

3rd Darren Taylor on 242 points

4th Terry Steele on 231 points

5th Callum Steele on 222 points

Ladies Class

1st Vicky Cox on 153 points

2nd Linda Burt on 143 points

3rd Jemma Western on 110 points

4th  Marion Saunders on 39 points

More details can be found on www.iowcc.co.uk 

 

Pictures by Allan Marsh

 

Write up by John Dutch

 

Conclusion to the 2012 Unsealed Surface Calendar!

John Dutch becomes the 2012 Isle of Wight car club

unsealed surface Champion 

At the final round of the USS Championship held at Knighton sand pit on the  28/10/2012  John Dutch faced a strong challenge as it was close on points between him and Neil Glasbey, Darren Taylor and Steve Brett who also had one hand on the trophy but needed John to come lower than 5th place or have his car break down in this last round, but even though John was having a bad day he managed to get 4th place overall on the day which put him one point ahead of Neil Glasbey to win the title..

Although John in his DutchSpeed prepared mini only managed a fourth place in this final round he had collected enough points to Win Class 5 and also the overall (unsealed surface) championship title in his first full season competing in the IOW Car Club..

The Final overall USS Championship Positions were as follows

 

1st John Dutch on 242 points

2nd Neil Glasbey on 241 points

3rd Darren Taylor on 239 points

4th Steve Brett on232 points

5th Toby Allen on 218 points

The Final overall USS Class Positions

Class 1

1st Wayne Hole on 250 points

2nd Jemma Western on 244 points

3rd Neil Hole on 49 points

Class 2

1st Dean Long on 150 points

Class 3

1st Steve Brett on 250 points

2nd Marion Saunders on 243

3rd Kevin Richardson on 194

4th Brad Cullen on 96 points

5th Mike Townsend on 47 points

Class 4

1st Neil Glasbey on 247 points

2nd Toby Allen on 239 points

3rd Matt Price on 227 points

4th Vicky Cox on 217 points

5th Linda Burt on213 points

Class 5

1st John Dutch on 247 points

2nd Darren Taylor on 246 points

3rd Andy Williams on 239

4th Terry Steele on 237

5th Andy Lee on 175 points

Ladies Class

1st Vicky Cox on 185 points

2nd Marion Saunders on 165 points

3rd Linda Burt on 164 points

4th Jemma Western on 130 points

More details can be found on www.iowcc.co.uk 

 

Pictures by Allan Marsh

 

Write up by John Dutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reminder of all the forth coming events we have on!

Healey weekend this Saturday and Sunday at BAE & IW college.

Please if you can use the advance sign on through the website this is always a busy couple of events and the more done in advance the smoother things will run on the day.

We will be signing day members on at these events however they will be on a 1st comes 1st served basis based on how many other drivers we already have signed on. Of course we will do all we can to let anyone who turns up to participate.

Please can you ensure if you’re driving you follow the directions of the parking stewards and are there signed on and ready for 9:30.

Christmas Dinner and Disco

Saturday 22nd Melville hall hotel Sandown hosts the annual Meal and Disco, £25 per head for a 4 course meal plus disco.

This is always an excellent evening, I attach the menu to this mail, booking is required directly to Steve at the hotel on 400500. Alternatively you can book and Pay at the Healey weekend!

New Venues

It’s that time of the year where your committee start to plan next seasons calendar, we already have a few idea’s of our own however if you have any suggestions please let us know – we can never have enough venues. What we do ask is that you let us approach the land owners so we can go equipped with the various papers and reassurance that our events present very little risk to their property!

Sprint Royale 7th October 2012

A bit of a late write up, however as usual the IOWCC members acquitted themselves superbly on the Sprint Royale event organised by FDMC

The early part of the day was shrouded in mist, but this did not deter the competitors from setting some solid times.

 

 

After the mist had burnt off, the times started to fall and by the close of play Will and Derek Thomas in their Porsche 911 had shown dominance and topped the leader board.

Derek drove brilliantly to finish in 5th overall and 3rd in class (11) comfortable ahead of the chasing pack.

Toby Allen proved his mettle as normal and driving his Mazda Mx5 supercharged posted some excellent times, sadly not improving his personal best at this venue, but taking away some more useful experience and 13th overall and 2nd in class (5).

Just behind him in 14th was Matt ‘Fiddler’ Griffin in his Honda Civic VT who came home a creditable 4th in his class (10), despite an altercation with the barriers (see video below) which fortunately left car and driver relatively unscathed.

Darren Taylor, Peugeot 306 GTi6, also in Fiddler’s class drove well to 18th overall and 5th in class (10) ahead of Matt ‘Basra’ Price who finished 21st overall and 6th in class (10) making it a real duel between Fiddler, Darren and he as they jostled for class position.

 

 

 

 

 

However, the man of the moment was Will Thomas who just dominated the event in the Porsche and came home with top honours overall and in class with fastest time of the day.

A truly magnificent performance.

Will said,

‘Dad and I had a day competing at Prescott yesterday (Saturday 6th October) and I was rubbish! I’m not sure you can do much more with this course, by the end of the day i was holding a higher gear between some of the bends and that seemed to improve the time’

Well done to the competitors representing the IOWCC, all of who finished well inside the top half of the final results and netting some silverware to bring home along the way.

Results here

 

ROUND 10 USS 28/10/2012 Knighton Sand Pit

 

 

Once again the weather forecast earlier in the week was wet and windy for the coming weekends racing to be held by the Isle of Wight Car Club but this was not going to put off  The hardy few racers that turned up to sort out who was going to win the final round of the (unsealed surface) championship classes and the overall (unsealed surface) championship titles.. 

The surface was wet and slippery for the first three runs but the rain stayed away and as the sand and dirt came off the surface. The track slowly dried out, the grip levels came up and the run times came down…  

The first of the quickest run times were set by Ryan Munt in his Subaru 4WD, Neil Glasbey, Darren Taylor and John Dutch in his DutchSpeed prepared Mini, they all continued to trade fastest times throughout the day. They were closely followed by Steve Glass, Steve Brett and Terry Steele who were having a close battle of their own for 5th , 6th and 7th  overall.

The Final overall Round 10 positions were as follows

 

1st Ryan Munt on a 1:05:1

2nd Neil Glasbey on a :1:05:23

3rd Darren Taylor on a 1:06:03

4th John Dutch on a 1:07:11

5th Steve Glass on a 1:07:32

6th Steve Brett on a 1:08:16

7th Terry Steele on a 1:09:19

In Class 1

Wayne Hole took 1st place with a time of 1:09:33 followed by Jemma Western on a 1:21:97 

Class 2

No drivers competed in this class today

Class 3

Once again saw Steve Brett win this class in his Mini with a time of 1:08:16  followed by Marion Saunders in a time of 1:15:76

Class 4

This class was hotly contested with Ryan Munt coming out on top with a time of 1:05:10 followed by Neil Glasbey on a time of 1:05:23 then Steve Glass on a 1:07:32, Toby Allen on 1:09:80 , Matt Price on 1:11:19 , Paul Willis on 1:12:12 .

Class 5

Another hotly contested class with Darren Taylor and John Dutch who always seem to be trading fastest times for that 1st and 2nd places in class. This time Darren came out on top with a time of 1:06:03 and John 2nd on a time of 1:07:11 . In 3rd place was Terry Steele with a 1:09:19 and followed by Andy Lee on a 1:17:70 ..

Ladies Class

Normally 6 or more ladies contest this class (BUT WE NEED MORE) to come racing with us.

In 1st spot was Vicky Cox with a time of 1:12:69 and then Linda Burt on 1:14:38, Marion Saunders on 1:15:76  followed by a New Lady driver Sue Mitchell on 1:18:45 who drove very well for her first time and finally Jemma Western on a 1:21:97.

Congratulations to Ryan on a great drive and his win

 

More details can be found on www.iowcc.co.uk  Including the next and final rounds of the sealed surface championship to be held at BAE Systems and IOW College car parks were around 30 members of the Austin Healey club from the mainland will be coming to race with us on the 10th and 11th of November.

 

Pictures by Allan Marsh      Write-up by  John Dutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party 2012

Christmas Party Saturday 22nd December

Since the goose is getting plump et al we figured it time to wheel out the IOWCC Christmas party arrangements.

Saturday the 22nd of December see’s us back at the Melville Hall Hotel! The evening will commence with arrival from 6.30pm, and sit down at 7.30pm.

There will be entertainment from the Tony Martin Experience, with bar open until late. Cost is £25 per person, including festive novelties etc and some complimentary vino on the car club tables. There are a couple of other groups in on the same evening so it should be a good night, and Tony Martin will have a great bit of kit there.

If anyone wants to stop overnight, its £25pp based on 2 sharing, and that includes a leisurely full English breakfast on the Sunday morning and also full access to all the leisure facilities too, please see the Menu attached! To reserve a place you will need to phone the hotel directly and ask for Steve to take you booking and make payment, the number to call is 400500.

Festive Menu 221212

 

The Healey Weekend – 10th and 11th November.

 

The climax to the season is almost upon us, and this year we are expecting a bumper turnout with over 43 Healey’s coming down to the island of which probably 20 will be competing in what are the final 2 rounds of the 2012 calendar.

Round 11 will be on Saturday at BAE, then on Sunday we shall be at the College, after the event at the college we will retire to the Bargeman’s for a Beer and short awards ceremony to round off the weekend.

This is always by far the busiest event of the season; we will do our best to give you all 6 runs on both days, it is however dependant on how quickly we get started and how many people we have signed on.

To help make the day run as smoothly as possible we ask if as many people as possible can Sign on in advance via the payments page on the website, and when you arrive in the morning of each day to follow the instructions of the parking steward so we can dedicate as much space to the course as possible.

The Healey Club are staying at the Freshwater Bay House Hotel and will be having a disco on the Saturday night to which we are all invited to, they are hoping to see as many of us there as possible and since it bound to be an excellent night we hope you make the effort to come down for a beer!

 

 

Round 9 Knighton Sandpit

The weather forecast earlier in the week was wet and windy for the coming weekends racing to be held by the Isle of Wight Car Club but as the weekend drew closer the weather changed to sunny and it was needed as the surface was wet and slippery for the first three runs, As the sand and dirt came off the surface and the sun dried it out the grip levels came up and the run times came down…

The first of the quickest run times were set by Andy Williams in his Special and John Dutch in his Mini who continued to trade fastest times throughout the day. They were closely followed by Darren Taylor and Neil Glasbey who were having a close battle of their own for 3rd and 4th overall and followed by Steve Brett.

 

The Final overall positions were as follows

 

  • 1st Andy Williams on a 1:17:21
  • 2nd John Dutch on a :1:17:52
  • 3rd Darren Taylor on a 1:20:47
  • 4th Neil Glasbey on a 1:20:86
  • 5th Steve Brett on a 1:23:59

In Class 1

Wayne Hole took 1st place with a time of 1:26:22 , no others drivers competed in this class today.

Class 2

No drivers competed in this class today

Class 3

Once again saw Steve Brett win this class in his Mini with a time of 1:23:59 followed by Marion Saunders in a time of 1:34:29

Class 4

This class was hotly contested with Neil Glasbey coming out on top with a time of 1:20:86 followed by Steve Stotesbury on a time of 1:24:74 then Brian Robbins on 1:25:17, Ryan Munt on 1:28:59 , Callum Steele on 1:31:24 , Linda Burt on 1:33:55 , Jamie Duff on 1:40:04 , Nick Reed on 1:45:60 , Matt Daly on 1:48:43 , Rob Philips on 2:09:12 .

Class 5

Another hotly contested class with Andy Williams and John Dutch who always seem to be trading fastest times for that 1st and 2nd places in class , this time Andy came out on top with a time of 1:17:21 and John on a time of 1:17:52 . In 3rd place was Darren Taylor with 1:20:47 and followed by Chris Wilson on 1:24:96 then Terry Steele on 1:25:62 , Stephen Glass on 1:29:33 .

Ladies Class

Normally 6 or more ladies contest this class (BUT WE NEED MORE) to come racing with us.

In 1st spot was Linda Burt with a time of 1:33:55 followed by Marion Saunders on 1:34:29 .

More details can be found on www.iowcc.co.uk

Pictures by John Dutch

 

Write up by John Dutch

 

Congratulations to Andy on a great drive and his win