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Round 10 - Harewood

Round ten of the championship and day two of the Harewood weekend was certainly a day of mixed fortunes. Rain was forecast from about 2pm onwards, and so it proved to be, but the meeting had already been abandoned about 30 minutes before the rain arrived, and before all the first timed runs had been completed. A Mini in one of the later classes collided with one of the farm buildings through which the course passes, and the structural damage to the wall was deemed sufficient to prevent further competition. Fortnately we heard that the driver suffered relatively minor injuries. However, all the Henneys/BOC contingent had enjoyed two dry practice runs and one timed run by this point.

 

Andy Tippett won the single seater division on both scratch and handicap, finding almost 2 seconds improvement over his Saturday PB, hotly pursued by Martin Jones (Brabham BT21)  and David Owen in his Merlyn FF. Philip Stader had a guest drive in John Newton's Frogeye Sprite, cheekily taking both the scratch and handicap wins from his benefactor. Jenny Howells ( Hillman Super Imp) won the saloon car class on handicap, but Mark Linforth (Ford Escort) was the quickest saloon, with Matt Clarke's ankle-biter Mini and Mark Hobbs ( Escort Mk2) in hot pursuit.

 

After ten rounds and some drivers starting to drop scores, the championship positions are starting to firm up, with Andy Tippett now in the overall lead as we head next to Loton Park.

 

Les Buck

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