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The second day of the September meetings had a slightly smaller entry and the lack of hold ups meant the days action fairly raced along. The saloon car drivers were slightly taken off guard having a first practice run at around 8.30am. This rapid fire action meant a first timed run prior to the lunch break and an early finish with the second competitive runs completed by around 2.30pm.

 

Weather conditions were even better than Saturday, with some sunshine making a welcome appearance. Temperatues were around 20 degrees. The track, although still covered with a white line , was in much better condition as witnessed by many drivers on or under their PB's.

 

Saloon Cars:

A change to the feel of the class with the Lotus Cortina, Anglia and Alfa Berlina not being entered for day two and the withdrawal following engine issues of the BMW 2002. The Scimitar GTE's of John / Steve Louch and Garry Cox had joined to make the class up to eight runners. Fastest on handicap was Andy Clarke with a great time in his green Mini , well under his previous best time. Second on handicap was Andrew Cairney in the Hillman Imp again under is PB by a good margin. Third was Martin Saunders in the immaculate RS2000 Mk1 having a much better run on the Sunday after giving himself a good talking to overnight!.  Fastest on scratch was Simon Braithwaite in his Mk1 Escort, followed by Matt Clarke from Steve Louch only a few hundreths apart. New to the class was Peter Hall in his very pretty Fiat Abarth.

 

Sportscars:

A slightly depleted class with the Scimitar trio, the Ginetta & one of the Porsche's not being entered for day two. Richard Jones won on both scratch and handicap with a great run to get his new 911 into the 49 second bracket. Brian Ashley was second in both categories in his MGB GT. Charles Boulton once again picked up some good points for third on handicap. Third on scratch times going to Keith Wilson in his rapid MG Midget.

 

Single Seaters & Sports Racing cars:

Fastest overall time of the day once again fell to Mike Bainbridge in the Ensign. Peter Thurston in his Mallock just pipping Andy Tippett in the Brabham by 0.05 seconds. A broken car meant that Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher and Denis Bissell both drove the Triumph special rather than the diminutive Buckler special. Jeremy was fastest on handicap around a quarter of a second under his handicap. Second on handicap was Andy Tippett, half a second over. Mike Bainbridge was third.

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