Round 3, BAE Northwood Rain rain go away, come again another day. Well it’s possible that someone sung that song a few weeks ago and today was that other day because it absolutely pi**ed it down from the start of run 1 until just before the podium after run 6.Now, for some this could be a little depressing, however, car club members are never put off by rain as it just means more sliding and more drifting. 🙂
32 members competed at this large open car park venue and with the added bonus of a wet slippery track competitors could experience and enjoy sliding their cars around a set course with little chance of damaging their cars.
Despite the fun and games there was also a competition to win and the class 1 winner was Gordon Bushell in his Smart Roadster. Also in a standard car was our class 2 winner Kevin Richardson in his MX5.
Class 3 is for modified saloons and this field was full of Nissan Micras. These great little cars are the modern version of the classic mini, however, for the moment they are no mach for the original mini and the experience of Dave Goodwin who took the honours in this class.
Talking of minis, Cathy True is enjoying her BMW Mini Cooper S and was very close to stepping on the podium in the first few rounds in 4th place, however, it was not to be today. Cathy took the award for the fastest lady of the day and we all know its only a mater of time before she stands on that top step.
Class 4 had the cars with the most potential to win today’s event as this group had the two all wheel Subaru Imprezas of Jakey Jarrod and Jon Barrett and it was Jon who took the class win.
Class 5 had a new member today, Vasil Kiryazov in his Westfield SEiW powered by a turbo MX5 engine was battling against Andy Williams in his autocross special. Vasil is learning not only how to drive his beautifully prepared car but it was also his first time at auto testing, it’s no surprise that our 2021 champion Andy took class honours but Vasil enjoyed himself and we hope to see him back competing soon.
Fastest Youth of the day was contested between 5 junior club members. All developing their driving skills, years ahead of being allowed on the public roads and enjoying club motorsport in the process. It was Joel Gilby driving his MG ZR who clinched the winning points for this round of the Youth Championship.
Thank you to our new podium Sponsors PRO-TEK for the bubbly and junior prize
Overall positions went to Wayne Hole who finished 3rd in his class 2 MX5, Kevin Richardson who finished 2nd in his class 2 Mx5 and our event winner was Jon Barrett who took maximum points in the championship battle to finish first place over all.
The next event is another sealed surface event and will be held at Westridge behind Tesco in Ryde on the 12th of June. Please see our website for more details.