Club 2000, Round 8, 3rd October 2020
We had a very wet start to the day which resulted in some exciting photos, thanks to photographer Andy’s (Sprocket Photography) keen eye but not many exciting lap times. However, the track had started to dry by the time we reached the finals and saw a lot of drivers choose slicks rather than wets.
Joshua Smith (15) seemed to have his third win of the day in the bag when Luke Bate (9) took the lead on the last lap going around Senna and snatched the Final away from him. Despite this, Joshua Smith (15) increased his lead in the Championship table with two 1sts and two 2nds. Hayden Gray (16) managed to close the gap in the table with two 2nds a 1st and a 3rd. Luke Bate (9) did just enough to maintain second in the table with three 3rds and a 1st in the Final.
Luke Bate (9) achieved the fastest average speed of 52.11 mph in the Final where he also claimed the fastest Honda lap of the day with a 50.76.
1st Luke Bate (9)
2nd Joshua Smith (15)
3rd Hayden Gray (16)
4th Ollie Clark-Ward (4)
5th William Briant (72)
For the second month running, Alfie Campbell (40) collected a full set of 1sts further narrowing the gap at the top of the Championship Table. Sam Cooper (44) was quite consistent with three 2nd places and a 3rd which slightly narrowed the gap between his fourth position in the table and third but making it pretty difficult to advance much further this season. Jenson Weston (34) did his best to keep his top of the table position but only managed two top three positions during the day.
Alfie Campbell (40) claimed the fastest Minimax lap of the day with a 46.67 in the Final where he also achieved the fastest average speed of 55.71 mph.
1st Alfie Campbell (40)
2nd Sam Cooper (44)
3rd Matthew Copsey (97)
4th Jenson Weston (34)
5th Adam White (13)
Elliot Norton’s (75) driving secured him a full set of 1sts. Harley Mason (63) and Thomas Warner (17) showed early promise in Heat 1 taking 2nd and 3rd respectively, but weren’t able to keep the pace, allowing Freya Woodall (16) and Oliver Rands (27) to share the remaining 2nd and 3rd places. Luke Jarman (18) made 4th place his in Heats 2 and 3 and the Final.
Oliver Bowen (55) claimed the fastest Junior TKM lap of the day with a 47.20 in the Final but wasn’t able to maintain the pace. Elliot Norton (75) managed the fastest average speed of 55.38 also in the Final.
1st Elliot Norton (75)
2nd Freya Woodall (16)
3rd Oliver Rands (27)
4th Luke Jarman (18)
5th Anthony Ward (43)
A series of issues during the day saw the Junior Rotax field reduced to three for the Final. Henry Beaumont’s (4) axle broke in Heat 2 causing him to miss Heat 3 but he stormed back in the final finishing 1st. Emily Jackson (6) had a solid day with two 1sts one 3rd and a 2nd in the Final. Despite coming 2nd in Qualifying, Bryn Evans (77) only managed a 4th in Heat 1, but added two 2nds and a 3rd to his collection by the end of the day.
Emily Jackson (6) grabbed the fastest Junior Rotax lap in Heat 2 with a 41.90 and Henry Beaumont (4) achieved the fastest average speed of 58.66 mph in the Final.
1st Henry Beaumont (4)
2nd Emily Jackson (6)
3rd Bryn Evans (77)
Jeremy Lock (72) took 1st in all heats and the Final with Charlie Gromett (6) hot on his heels taking 2nd in all the heats. Charlie couldn’t quite maintain the pace in the Final, only managing 5th. Harvey Cursley’s (44) bold driving saw him up the ante to move from the lower ranks to take 2nd in the Final (his first podium finish at Club 2000) seemingly encouraging William Bloom (56) (who had been his shadow in the heats) to come with him and take 3rd in the Final.
James Drabwell (5) claimed the fastest Prokart lap of the day with a 49.39 in the Final but Jeremy Lock (72) maintained the fastest average speed of 52.88 mph in the same race.
1st Jeremy Lock (72)
2nd Harvey Cursley (44)
3rd William Bloom (56)
4th James Drabwell (5)
No lap records for Ben Maxim (26) this month but nevertheless he led the field and took 1st in all heats and the Final. After a slow start, managing only 4th or 5th places in the heats, Arundel Hughes (24) came through to take 2nd in the Final. Adam Forrester (18) didn’t have a great start either coming home last in Heat 1 but stepped up a gear to take 3rd place in the remaining heats and the Final.
Ben Maxim (17) claimed the fastest Senior Rotax lap of the day with a 43.61 and the top average speed of 59.79 mph in the Final.
1st Ben Maxim (26)
2nd Arundel Hughes (24)
3rd Adam Forrester (18)
SENIOR ROTAX 177
Championship leader, Robert Peachey (00) started well but then dropped out of the running leaving a vacancy for Robert Reeve (15) who claimed 1sts in all the heats and a 2nd in the Final. Novice Jay Ford (99) started the day mid pack but came through to take a 3rd in Heat 3 and 1st in the Final. Justin Clarke (48) was fairly consistent with 4th places in the heats but snatched a 3rd in the Final forcing Phil Patience (46), who had claimed two 3rds and a 2nd in the heats, into 4th place.
Although Robert Reeve (15) snapped up the fastest Rotax 177 lap of the day with a 46.01 in the Final, Novice Jay Ford (99) maintained the pace to achieve the fastest average speed of 56.74 mph in the Final
1st Jay Ford (99)
2nd Robert Reeve (15)
3rd Justin Clarke (48)