The Isle of Wight Car Club returned to BAE systems in Northwood for round 3 of their forward only Autotest season.
Auto-testing is a driving challenge where competitors drive a set course around cones, striking a cone incurs a time penalty and the fastest time of the day wins, however, there are many different classes depending on the type of car you wish to use.
Andy Williams was set to win this event as he was consistently posting the fastest times during the day in his single seater class 5 special, however, on the last run of the day Wayne Hole in his unmodified class 2 MX5 relegated Andy to the second step of the podium with a masterly drive.
3rd place went to Kevin Richardson in his standard class 2 MX5 and It’s great to see standard cars on the podium proving anyone can be competitive in this easily accessible sport no mater what car you choose to drive.
Class 1 is for unmodified cars under 1400cc and Gordon Bushell in his Smart Roadster took the class win. Not far behind was father and son duo Charles Gilby and Joel Gilby in their class 1 Panda. Joel is under 18 years old so was also in competition with Max Snudden who is also under 18 years old and sharing an MGBGT with his father. The youth championship is now in full swing and in this round it was Joel who took the fastest youth title.
If you are 14 years or above and would like to take part in a future event please head to the club website for more details.
New member Hayley Schuchart was competing in her class 4 MG3, so not only was she competing against the other modified cars over 1400cc she was challenging Sue Mitchell for the honours of the fastest lady of the day. Jon Barrett took the class 4 award and after some friendly competition sue stayed ahead of Hayley to claim the lady’s award.
The next event is on grass at Atherfield on the 27th of June. Head to the club website for more details www.iowcc.co.uk