Unit A, Wormdale Farm, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7PX

Connaught Speed Championship

27 July 2019

Round 17 Castle Combe Saturday 27th July After some sweltering days in the week, we found ourselves with a dry, cloudy and sometimes humid day at the Combe. A wet track at this high speed venue was not what anybody wanted apart from a few FWD exponents so off we went. Bristol MC had over 160 cars to run on the day and use the South West class configurations so based on that, we kick off with : A2 Road going series production 1400-1800cc.and as usual, a very large class which was dominated by BARC competitors. Top of which was Duncan Fraser whose Lotus Elise S2 got round in 67.90 for the class win. Kim Adams in his Elise was 2nd on 69.08, Claire Tooth's similar car was 3rd on 71.08. In 5th place Alan Day and his Elise did a 72.63 and Glyn Davis was one place behind on 73.33 A3 - the 1800-2600cc spilt saw Nicholas Emery in his Elise 1 take 2nd place on a 67.00 with Richard Hardiwcke in the Lotus Elise 340R on 67. 27- pretty close stuff. Steve Riddle in his Clio was somewhat out-gunned here and recorded 12th place on 74.14. A4 the over 2600cc section saw Jim Hunts BMW E30 on 67.98 for 4th place- just 1/10th off the podium . B2 Road going Specialist Production 1400-1800cc saw Graham Holdstock take 2nd place 72.10 in his Caterham seven. C2 Modified series Production cars 1400-1800cc saw Paul Boscott in the Elan +2 take 2nd place on 82.00 C3 the over 1800cc split saw some pretty modified cars so William Hunt's 3rd place on a 66.52 was commendable including a harmless spin at Quarry! Mike Stark in the lovely Alfa 156 GTA did well to take 6th in such a field on a 70.76. D1 Sports libre up to 1800cc saw Clive Wooster's Radical SR4 battle with long- time protagonist Luke Trotman in the supercharged Mallock . This time Clive coming out on top with 61.71 for the class win. In F4.3 The Lotus 7 Class Roger Legg took his Caterham Roadsport to 8th place on a 74.28 Finally the Racing car class up to 1100cc E1 had Stephen Potter in the OMS taking 2nd place on a 60.63 and Phil Williams in the Jedi mk4 in a good 3rd spot on 65.01. At the end of the day proceedings were delayed for 40 mins by a big shunt at Quarry - we hope the driver and his bent Mazda recover swiftly. And now just week away we go to the beautiful parkland of Lon Park on 3rd and 4th August. Clive Wooster