Round 7 Results

Hi all, while we wait for our results page to be fixed.  Here’s a quick list of the results from Pallance Farm on Sunday

Driver Car Class Fastest
Steve Stotesbury Impreza 4 49.76
John Dutch Mini Special 5 51.13
Darren Taylor 323 5 51.16
Neil Glasbey DoN Golf 4 51.2
Steve Brett Mini 3 51.36
Ryan Munt Impreza 4 52.09
Wayne Hole Civic 1 52.13
Terry Steele Special 5 52.84
Toby Allen XR2 4 53.02
Matt Price XR2 4 53.26
Vicky Cox 205 4 53.34
Brian Robbins WWC 205 4 53.86
Dan Morgan WWC 4 54.73
Steve(DM) Glass Astra 5 55.87
Andy Williams Special 5 55.9
Marion Saunders Mini 3 56.37
Callum Steele MX3 5 56.55
Brad Cullen Swift 3 56.64
Linda Burt 323 4 56.96
Andy Lee Buggy 5 57.54
Chris Wilson NA Impreza 5 58.13
Zack Smith Capri 4 60.12
Jemma Western Civic 1 60.2
Kevin Richardson Mini 3 71.25

Round 7 this Sunday!!

Good evening members!

Just a reminder that were at a new venue to the Calendar – Little Palance Farm (no to be confused with palance farm round the corner) For round 7 this coming Sunday!

Little palance farm is in Northwood, easiest way to arrive there from Newport direction would be to take the left at Northwood garage towards Gurnard, follow the road round before taking another left down Pallance road toward the travellers Joy Inn. Once the row of houses ends after the Pub there is a concealed left hander to take putting you on Pallance Lane.


Little Palance Farm is then a few hundred yards down Pallance lane on the right hand side.

As always please try to use the online sign on @!

Hope to see you there.



A long awaited venue for many as it gave an opportunity for a large open track layout to be laid  by Steve and a great track it turned out to be. The weather forecast was hot and sunny and was it hot indeed it was and it was needed as the grass field was wet and slippery for the first two runs but as the grass came off the surface and the sun dried it out the grip levels came up and the run times came down…

First to set the pace in RUN 1 was Steve Brett in his modified Mini posting a time of 1:18:58 closely followed Steve Stotesbury in his 4WD Scooby and then Dan Morgan.

RUN 2..  Saw John Dutch in his modified Mini Special post a time of 1:10:64  followed by Dan Morgan on 1:13:76 and then Darren Taylor known as the King of KNIGHT0N with a time of  1:14:61

RUN 3.. The track grip was now getting much better and the times were getting closer but John Dutch liked being for the first time on the top of the leader board and decided he was going to TRY and stay there if he could so set a time of 1:06:53 , Neil Glasbey had the same idea but posted a time of 1:08:23 but he had to worry about Dave Leppard who was only a 2 tenths behind him on a 1:08:44 who was closely followed by Darren Taylor on 1:08:73

RUN 4.. John Dutch knew the chasing pack was only going to get closer as the day went on and closer they got john posted a time of 1:05:10 but Darren Taylor was getting a bit too close on a time of 1:05:69 , Neil Glasbey was not going to be left out of this chase and posted a time of 1:06:16

RUN 5..  John  knew if  he was going to hang onto first place he was going to have to GO FLAT OUT and hope not to hit any cones on the way and that’s what he did posting a new fastest time of 1:04:04 , he was chased hard by Darren Taylor who wanted to let John know he was hard on his heels and posted a time of  1:05:04 , but now Andy Williams said don’t forget me boy’s I am coming and posted a time of 1:05:54 just pushing Neil Glasbey into 4th place posting a time 1:05:59

RUN 6.. THE final chance for everyone to get there fastest time and knock John off the top of the leader board, John knew this so he threw caution to the wind and just went for it , and it was looking good in the first half of the course until  his mini decided it had enough of his right foot being on the floor and broke a drive flange, this left John wondering if he had blown it at the last minute and allowing the chasing pack to deny him his first win of 2012 and chase they did Steve Stotesbury posted a time of 1:04:28 , Andy Williams a time of 1:04:42 and Neil Glasbey a time of 1:04:67

All a bit too close for John but his RUN 5 time of 1:04:04 was enough to give him his first win of the 2012 season

Congratulations to John on a great drive and his first win


1st  John Dutch

2nd  Steve Stotesbury

3rd  Andy Williams

4th Neil Glasbey

5th  Steve Brett

Fastest LADIES of the Day

1st  Vicky Cox

2nd Linda Burt

3rd Marion Saunders

4th Jemma Western

5th Sue Mitchell

class 1

1st  Wayne Hole

2nd  Jemma Western

class  2

1st  Dean Long

2nd  Daryl Turner

class 3

1st  Steve Brett

2nd  Kevin Richardson

3rd  Brad Cullen

4th  Marion Saunders

class 4

1st  Steve Stotesbury

2nd  Neil Glasbey

3rd Toby Allen

4th  Matt Griffin

5th  Matt Price

class 5

1st  John Dutch

2nd  Andy Williams

3rd  Darren Taylor

4th  Steve Glass

5th  Terry Steele

Johns winning Run: –

John Dutch


£1900 raised on Sunday!

Thanks to so many of you for showing your support on Sunday, the weather was superb, the turn out was great and I don’t think anyone ever expected such a huge amount would be raised in 1 day! Thank you ever so much for doing your Club and the Kissy Puppy Charity proud!

Results for the Auto test are available below; big Congratulations go to Steve Stotesbury for coming first!!

Pictures, with many thanks to Allan Marsh here!



No rest for the wicked

Don’t forget were back to Atherfield for the first time this year Next Sunday for round 6! as ever we encourage our members to use the advance sign on is through the website


Track day

We have almost 20 people paid up for the Track day on the 1st of December – £125 for a days play round the Indy track at Brands Hatch – if you want to book up go to:…dec-1221-p.asp

– Fill in the details, name car etc. If you want a garage add it.
Extra drivers is an extra £25 and can be added on the first page.
In the card, add the code IOWCC and gain a 10% discount.
Each booking with the IOWCC Discount give 1 free passenger.

Wow, what a fantastic day.  Well done to all that came and helped to organise it.  We’re having a count up of the donations, raffle money, entry fees etc on the 14th August.  I’m sure it’s going to be a huge amount and the Sophie Rolf fund will greatly appreciate it.

For the people driving today the results can be found here:

Alan was taking photos today so be sure to check the gallery page and you’ll see them once he has uploaded.



Charity Event 12th August Northwood Show ground


On Sunday the 12th of August the IOWCC has hired out the County Show ground in Northwood. We will be running a charity Auto Test along with a few other bits and pieces to hopefully make what will be a very enjoyable day out.

For what we hope to be a great day, we need a great cause and what better than the Kissy Puppy fund for the Island girl Sophie Rolf. If you are not aware of Kissy Puppy please visit the website to see what its all about and help IOWCC to raise as much money as we can on the 12th to support Sophie on her Journey.

The day is going to run very similar to any other event, however there will be a few adjustments to make the day more relaxed and encourage new drivers to have ago!

  • No championship points are available at this event
  • First car will be away 10am and we shall run up to 5pm
  • All Proceeds will be going to the Kissy Puppy Cause
  • Event fee’s will be the same as any other, but to encourage non members who haven’t competed at our events before anyone who fancies a go is able to sign up to 6 runs for £15 on the day, and starting at any point in the day – obviously the earlier you arrive the more runs you’re likely to receive.
  • To allow people to start at any point in the day, we will not require everyone to complete their runs at the same pace.
  • As per the last 2 events marshalling will be picked out of the hat, however instead of swapping after the first run, marshalls will be required at their post for 1 hour before being swapped out by the next group.

We are encouraging you to invite your friends and family to come and have a go and see what IOWCC is all about! Crash helmets will be required so if you have a spare you don’t mind lending out please bring it with you.

The course is going to be a relatively simple one, and with 13 acres available to us there shouldn’t be much to hit either!

Of course weather permitting it is expected that the field will be of acceptable standard to allow road cars round without causing any drama!

Additionally if you are able to bring someone who is happy to marshall for 2 or 3 hours we will give them a free lunch out of the burger for their efforts!

In addition to the Auto Solo we are hoping to have some rather nice Machinery on show for you all to have a nosey round, Toilets are available and of course the burger van selling food and drink all day.

For those not interested in competing in the Auto Test there is going to be a “Show and shine” meet for all the island drivers who nurture their pride and joy to drag them out of the garage and show them of to the rest of us! At around 2pm There will be a IOWCC Concourse d’elegance trophy up for grabs for the best dressed car. We will be asking for a £2 donation for the Kissy puppy cause.

If its a nice day this could be a very popular event, please remember why we are all there and drive respectfully!

Track day coming up

There is a trackday at Brands Hatch on Saturday the 1st of December, It is still early days however initial indications suggest there will be a healthy number of drivers going up to wrestle their cars round the Indy Circuit.

Vitals for the day are:

Open pit lane

105bd Noise limit

£139 plus £25 additional drivers and £10 for passengers.

We are going to try and get a group discount so if you are interested please let Toby know on

Steve Wells Picks Up A Podium

Steve Wells took an emphatic third during the final race of the 750mc Locost Championship Brands Hatch meeting this weekend.

This is the first visit to the podium for Steve who was not the only IOWCC competitor competing this weekend on the Indy circuit.

Matthew Price a.k.a ‘Basra’ brought his Citroen Saxo home in one piece after completing his races unscathed, this was his debut to circuit racing.

Well done to the two chaps for a fine weekend of racing in very inclement weather.

Round 1 IOW College

As most were waking up to chocolate eggs the island petrol heads were gathering at the IOW college for round 1 of the IOW car clubs 2012 season. A damp start was not going to be enough to deter the hardy motorsport enthusiasts on this Easter Sunday as over 30 drivers prepared for the day ahead. A selection of new machinery was on show as well as the usual crowd. Most notable was a Special built by Terry Steele with an MR2 rear end and custom built front end. We shall have to see how it fairs later on!

With a forecast of drying throughout the day competitors were holding off for the moisture to lift from the track. Phil Munday lead early-on in his Mazda 323 making of the most of his FWDs grip to record a 1:14.06 whilst most struggled with the slippery conditions. As the clouds slowly ebbed away the surface showed signs of drying and the times begun to tumble. The Dutch brothers in their Minis looked fast and the timer confirmed this, Dave driving the blue Mini pickup was looking to be the one to try and beat. A time of 1:10.08 in his second run laying down the gauntlet to the chasing pack. Dan Morgan, fast, as ever recorded a 1:07.64 only to be bettered once again by Dave Dutch with a 1:06.62. With the half-way point upon us Dave topped the table with Dan second and Martyn Cutler in third. The surface was pretty much dry by this point and times started to fall off the cliff. Matt Griffin driving his new Honda ‘wedge’ for the first time stunned the regulars by putting himself in to third place with an extremely smooth 1:07.08. The battle of the minis had ensued however and Chris Greenen, Dave Goodwin and Dave Dutch all posted sub 1:06.00 times to top the table. Dan Morgan replied with a 1:03.53 to retake the summit only to be cut down by an immense effort by Dave Dutch 1:02.97. With only Dan left to run he looked to have done enough to snatch victory at the death but unfortunately carried too much speed into the finish box sailing straight through and incurring a 10 second penalty. Round 1 to Dave Dutch!

There were no class 1 competitors however there were some newcomers to class 2. Matt Price and Brian Robbins both bringing standard cars to add some competition to the class 2 stalwarts Dean Long and Daryl Turner. Dean and Daryl were their usual flamboyant selves in their Mk1 Mx5 and Brian and Matt could not get close time wise. Dean took the number one position in class with a 1:11.28 and Daryl 2nd on 1:13.02. Those two boys are worth coming along to watch alone, their RWD car control is extremely entertaining.

Class 3 was as always the class of the Minis, 8 competitors on the day. Dave Dutch drew the battle lines with a 1:06.62 midway through the event only for Dave Goodwin to show his hand and put a 1:05.72 on the timecard. Chris Greenen was feeling left out so he went out and recorded a very respectable 1:05.65. Goodwin replied with 1:05.12 but Dave Dutch was never going to let this one go firstly recording a 1:03.36 but incurring a 10 second penalty for exiting the finish box then went on to startle the on looking crowd to take the victory in both class and overall by making a remarkable 1:02.97 proving that the Minis may be old but they can still mix it with the modern machinery. Well done Dave, well deserved!

Class 4 was the most competitive class of the day with 19 entrants. As stated earlier Phil Munday topped the tables early on but was soon cut down to size as the track dried out. Matt Griffin looked smooth and tidy throughout the day and the times were a result of this. Dave Bizzill, Steve Glasbey and Toby Allen all looked fast as well. Toby was the first to gain places with a 1:06.12 which Dave Bizzill tried his best to cut the deficit but just came up short on 1:07.07. Matt Griffin and Steve Glasbey both had the final say though as Matt recorded 1:06.06 and Steve pipped him at the post driving a TVR to take the class victory by just a hairs breadth 1:06.04. Excellent drives from both Steve and Matt.

Class 5, the Special class! A couple of new entrants into this class this year from Terry Steele and Sam Beckley, an unusual contraption featuring an MR2 rear on a special type front end.

At the sharp end was once again Dan Morgan, Andy Williams tried his hardest to keep Dan in touch but it was a step too far for all of the other class 5 entrants. Dan had overall victory snatched from him at the death but his time of 1:03.53 was enough to take Class honours and 2nd place overall. Andy took second in class and 10th overall.

And so an end to the first event of the season, it is shaping up to be very interesting. A couple of newcomers looking fast and a few of the old heads at the sharp end. I am sure some have gone away now knowing what they need to do to improve whilst others will be happy with a good days work. Steve Glasbey and Matt Griffin are joint drivers of the day, Steve for showing great improvement over last year and Matt for being the season’s newbie showing old hats how it should be done. Fastest lady driver of the day was Vicky Cox finishing an overall 17th with 1:10.73.

Well done to all the class winners and a massive well done to Dave Dutch.
Top 5
Dave Dutch 1:02.97
Dan Morgan 1:03.53
Dave Goodwin 1:05.12
Chris Greenen 1:05.65
Steve Glasbey 1:06.04
Next event is an unsealed surface event held at Knighton on Sunday 13th May.