Round 7 Write up – Knighton Sandpit

One 100th of a second splits Dan Morgan and Darren Taylor

The closest finish ever 

This was to be the third unsealed surface (USS) meeting of the 2013 campaign and with the weather being blistering hot all week it was set to be dusty and with little wind to clear the dust it left the potential of driving into your own dust making vision at times limited, but this was not to put off the hardy competitors of the Isle of Wight Car Club.

First to set the pace was Darren Taylor in his Mazda 323 (known in the club as the king of Knighton) but hard on his heals was Neil Glasbey and then John Dutch ,Terry Steel , Steve Brett , and then Ryan Munt.

As the day moved on Darren Taylor was setting better and better times, not to be left out Neil Glasbey , Dan Morgan , Ryan Munt were also coming on strong. John Dutch was doing his best to hang onto the leaders. After the first three runs It looked like Darren Taylor was on for another win at Knighton but Ryan Munt had his own plan and put in a stunning time of 78:34 seconds, closely followed by Dan Morgan on a 78:41 seconds . Then on the 6th and final run Dan Morgan set a time of 77:38 seconds , which pushed Darren Taylor into second place with his time of 77:39 seconds , with Ryan Munt on a 78:34 seconds having to settle for 3rd place overall this time. He was followed by Neil Glasbey on a 79:43 seconds and then John Dutch on a 79:74 seconds ..

Not only was Dan Morgan and Darren Taylor one 100th of a second apart but a full second ahead of Ryan Munt in 3rd place .

Outstanding driving from both Dan Morgan and Darren Taylor


1st  Dan Morgan on 77:38 sec

2nd  Darren Taylor on 77:39 sec

3rd  Ryan Munt on 78:34 sec

4th Neil Glasbey on 79:43 sec

5th  John Dutch on 79:74 sec

6th Brian Robbins on 81:15 sec

Fastest LADIES of the Day

1st Vicky Cox

2nd  Linda Burt

3rd  Marion Saunders

4th  Jill Williams

class 1

1st  No entries this time

class  2

1st  Dean Long

2nd  Daryl Turner

3rd  Tony Long

class 3

1st  Steve Brett

2nd  Brad Cullen

3rd  Marion Saunders

class 4

1st  Dan Morgan

2nd  Ryan Munt

3rd  Neil Glasbey

4th  Brian Robbins

5th  James Robbins

class 5

1st  Darren Taylor

2nd  John Dutch

3rd  Terry Steele

4th  Chris Wilson

5th  Andy Williams

 NEXT MEETING   Charity Day at NORTHWOOD SHOW GROUND  on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of  August

Pictures by Allan Marsh

Write up by John Dutch

Round 6 Report BAE Systems


The latest round of the Isle of Wight Car Club championship was held last Sunday at the BAE Systems car park. It was a blistering hot sunny day but not as hot as the drivers championship was getting. The competition getting closer and closer on times to where the difference in finishing position could be down to hundreds of a second…


RUN 1 .. First to set the pace was John Dutch in his mini with a time of  56.29 sec, closely followed by Will Thomas on a 57.23 sec, then Chris Greenen on 57.66 sec, then Andy Greenen on 58.58 sec , Mike Hughes on 59.52 sec , Wayne Hole on 59.60 sec .

RUN 2 ..  Saw many more drivers picking up the pace and as a result the leader boards was changing. This time Dave Goodwin put in a time of 53.89 sec and then Dan Morgan only 5 100th of a seconds behind him on a 53.94 sec , then Toby Allen on 56.53 sec , then Chris Greenen on 56.81 sec , Mike Hughes on 57.29 sec , Dereck Thomas on 57.38 sec .

RUN 3 .. saw Toby Allen setting a new pace of 53.04 sec for all others to follow, Dave Goodwin gave chase with a 53.86 sec then Chris Greenen on 54.35 sec , Andy Williams on 54.48 sec , Adam Greenen on 54.79 sec , John Dutch on 55.15 sec ..

RUN 4 .. Saw Dave Dutch finally set a competitive time of 53.13 sec, after suffering with fuel pressure problems for his first three runs. Hot on his heels was Toby Allen on a 53.20 sec then Dave Goodwin on 53.29 sec , John Dutch on 53.33 sec , Dan Morgan on 53.50 sec , Chris Greenen on 53.89 sec ..

RUN 5 .. Once again saw Dave Dutch set a target time of 52.48 sec for the others to reach, Andy Williams got close on a 52.64 sec with John Dutch hard on their heels with a 52.91 sec , then Dan Morgan on 53.42 sec , Neil Glasbey on 55.33 sec , Andrew Foster on 55.73 sec .

RUN 6 .. Saw the top three drivers Dave Dutch, Andy Willliams and John Dutch unable to improve on there times but Dave Goodwin did with a 52.96 sec and also Toby Allen on 52.98 sec and then Chris Wilson on a 53.75 sec ..


It was a very close competition for all the top drivers. But Dave Dutch managed a super time on his 5th run that was enough to give him his second win of the 2013 season.


1st  Dave Dutch on 52.48 sec

2nd  Andy Williams on 52.64 sec

3rd  John Dutch on 52.91 sec

4th Dave Goodwin on 52.96 sec

5th  Toby Allen on 52.98 sec

6th Dan Morgan on 53.42 sec


 Fastest LADIES of the Day

1st Jill Williams

2nd  Linda Burt

3rd  Jemma Western

4th  Marion Saunders

5th  Elanor Watson

6th Anna Weaver

class 1

1st  Tim Thompson in his ELECTRIC Renault car

class  2

1st  Dean Long

2nd  Daniel Kozakewycz

3rd  Daryl Turner

4th  Tom Silvester

5th  Brian Robbins

6th Tony Long

class 3

1st  Dave Dutch

2nd  Dave Goodwin

3rd  Chris Greenen

4th  Adam Greenen

5th  Andy Greenen

6th  Wayne Hole

class 4

1st  Toby Allen

2nd  Neil Glasbey

3rd  Andrew Foster

4th  Steve Glasbey

5th  Dave Bizzill

class 5

1st  Andy Williams

2nd  John Dutch

3rd  Dan Morgan

4th  Chris Wilson

5th  Steve Brett

Next meeting is a (USS) and weather permitting will be at Knighton Sand Pit on the 21st of July ..


Write-up by John Dutch …   Picture by Allan Marsh     

ROUND 5 USS 23-6-2013


Ryan Munt takes His second (USS) win

A long awaited venue for many as it gave an opportunity for a large open track layout to be set out and a great track it turned out to be. The weather forecast was cloudy with possible showers, thankfully the showers stayed away.


First to set the pace in RUN 1 was Neil Glasbey posting a time of 1:17:02 closely followed by Wayne Hole, Steve Glasbey, Vicky Cox and then Andy Williams.

RUN 2..  Saw Dan Morgan post a time of 1:14:68  followed by Neil Glasbey  on 1:14:82 and then Ryan Munt with a time of  1:15:09 and Andy Williams on a  1:15:29 ….

RUN 3.. The track grip was now getting much better and the times were getting closer but Ryan Munt laid down a time of 1:11:26 which no one else in run 3 got anywhere near so could this be the winning time…

RUN 4.. Saw Dan Morgan light up the timing with a 1:13:38 followed by Wayne Hole on 1:13:48 and Andy Williams on 1:13:70 then James Robbins on 1:13:84 …

RUN 5.. Saw Andy Williams pull out of nowhere a stunning time of  1:11:44 which no one else could get near in run 5 ..


RUN 6.. THE final chance for everyone to get there fastest time and knock Ryan off the top of the leader board BUT no one could improve there times apart from Darren Taylor with a time 1:12:17 which moved him up to 4th overall..

All a bit too close for Ryan but his RUN 3 time of 1:11:26 was enough to give him his Second win of the 2013 season..


Congratulations to Ryan on a great drive and his win





1st  Ryan Munt

2nd  Andy Williams

3rd  James Robbins

4th Darren Taylor

5th  Matt Price

Fastest LADIES of the Day


1st Vicky Cox

2nd  Linda Burt

3rd  Jill Williams

class 1

No entries this time

class  2

1st  Daniel Kozakewycz

class 3

1st  Wayne Hole

2nd  Mike Townsend

3rd  Kevin Richardson

class 4

1st  Ryan Munt

2nd  James Robbins

3rd Neil Glasbey

4th  Vicky Cox

5th  Brian Robbins

class 5

1st  Andy Williams

2nd  Darren Taylor

3rd  Matt Price

4th  John Dutch

5th  Terry Steele

Back at BAE this weekend!

Evening Petrol heads.

Just a Reminder we’re at BAE in Cowes this coming Sunday the 7th of July for what will be the 6th round of the 2013 season!

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