After a rather wet visit to Haslett Farm last month, the Isle of Wight Car Club competitors were pleased to be greeted by a far drier and less muddy course last weekend. The course proved to be one of the fastest unsealed surface events of the year so far, much to the delight of the drivers.
Dan Morgan thrived on the layout, which was substantially altered between rounds, and took victory in his Subaru Impreza with a time of 61.89 seconds. However, he was far from unchallenged, as Chris Wilson delivered his best performance of the year in his single seater Special, coming second overall and first in Class Five in the process. Wilson’s machine had broken earlier in the day while Andy Williams was behind the wheel, but this did not stop Chris from setting a 62.98 on his fourth run. Unfortunately, he was unable to set a faster time in his last two runs, losing his best chance of a win so far this season.
Ryan Munt came third overall in his rally-prepped Impreza, followed by Adam and Ben Morgan, who finished fourth and fifth respectively in their Subaru which they also share with their brother Dan.
Steve Brett came home ninth overall to take Class Three honours in his Mini, while Dean Long took Class Two victory in his Mazda MX5. Class One made a welcome return with Ricky Sheppard winning in his newly bought £80 Rover, while Vicky Cox was the fastest lady of the day by a mere three one hundredths of a second after Jill Broomfield almost stole the win on her final run of the day.
There was drama late in the day as Steve Glass rolled his Suzuki Swift on his final run. Fortunately, he was unharmed, even announcing that he ‘saw it coming’ to a nearby marshal in the immediate aftermath of the incident.