IOW COLLEGE Round 8 23-9-2012
The weather forecast was for heavy rain for most of the day and rain it did in bucket fulls but this was not going to put off the Isle of Wight Car Club holding round 8 of 12 rounds of it auto test championship at the IOW College car park.
Rain was not going to be enough to deter these hardy motorsport enthusiasts on this Sunday as 30 drivers prepared for the day ahead.
Apart from the overall club championship there were many battles going on in all the classes including the ladies championship up for grabs.
In class 1
Wayne Hole took 1st place with a time of 1:24:07 followed by Jemma Western with a time of 1:30:27 and then in 3rd was a new lady driver Jess Greenen who has only passed her driving test recently showing great potential with a time of 1:35:19
Saw a close and hard fault battle between Dean Long and Daryl Turner with Dean coming out on top with a time of 1:19:35 and Daryl on a time of 1:20:00 followed by Chris Greenen in 3rd on 1:23:01 and then Dave Leppard in 4th on a 1:26:01
Once again saw Dave Dutch win this class, that’s now four class wins in a row with a time of 1:14:08 which also gave him the fastest time of the day overall and another round win in his DUTCHSPEED Modified Mini Pickup. 2nd and 3rd places were a close battle between the brothers Andy and Adam Greenen..
This class was hotly contested with Toby Allen coming out on top with a time of 1:15:14 , not enough to knock Dave Dutch off the top spot but enough to give him 2nd overall as well as the class 4 win.
Close behind Toby was another even closer battle going on for 2nd and 3rd place between Dave Bizzill and Matt Griffin , Dave grabbed 2nd with time of 1:16:27 and Matt a time of 1:16:28 only 100th of a second between them, followed by Steve Glasbey in a time of 1:17:96.
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 1:17:85 and John on a time of 1:18:12 . In 3rd place was Andy Williams with 1:21:03 and close behind was Chris Wilson on 1:22:24 .
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 1:27:51 followed by Jemma Western on 1:30:27 and then New Lady driver Jess Greenen on 1:35:19
More details can be found on www.iowcc.co.uk
Pictures by Allan Marsh
Write up by John Dutch
OVERALL POSITIONS ON THE DAY
1st Dave Dutch
2nd Toby Allen
3rd Dave Bizzill
4th Matt Griffin
5th Darren Taylor
CURRENT (SEALED SURFACE) CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1st Dave Dutch on 150 points
2nd Toby Allen on 145 points
3rd Dave Goodwin on 144 points
4th Dave Bizzill on 139 points
5th Matt Griffin on 138 points
CURRENT (UNSEALED SURFACE) CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1st John Dutch on 146 points
2nd Neil Glasbey on 145 points
3rd Darren Taylor on 143 points
4th Steve Brett on 140 points
CURRENT OVERALL (Combined) CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1st Toby Allen on 278 points
2nd John Dutch on 277 points
3rd Darren Taylor on 271 points
4th Dan Morgan on 268 points
5th Andy Williams on 251 points