Round 9 - Loton Park

This event marked the second visit of the BOC / Aldon Classic Championship to Loton in 2017.
One major change being Loton's new super smooth tarmac surface. Competitor opinions varied widely with some reporting huge gains in grip , others less so. It must make a significant difference as times fell dramatically with between 1 and 3 seconds knocked off personal bests in most classes - maybe it's car setup dependent or just new levels of driver confidence? Certainly all the worst bumps have gone and its a fine effort by the organising club which must have spent a lot of money.

Saloon cars:
One second on handicap covered the first five drivers , with a fine win by Steve Holder in his mini - now repaired after some engine dramas at Harewood. Fastest on scratch was Simon Braithwaite in the Escort Mk1 , finally beating the Scimitars on overall times. Garry Cox was certainly trying hard , ending his first practice run well off the road - thankfully without any damage to car (or pies).

Sportscars:
Mike Henney continued his run of form just pipping Steve Phennah by 0.05 seconds on handicap , with John Newton in third (and fastest on scratch by some margin). Mike & Steve are in a close battle for the overall championship win so nice to see it so close.

Single Seaters & Sports Racing:
A win for Les Buck with a time well under his handicap. Martin Jones & Phil Chatterton taking 2nd and 3rd on handicap. Martin setting the fastest single seater time by some margin and winning the combined class on the day.

Simon Braithwaite

sports times
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Simon Braithwaite

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