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In Topic: DRIVER OF THE DAY - SKEGNESS SATURDAY - 14/07/18

15 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

Brilliant night's action. All three formulae were on it, with the National Saloon stock cars their brilliantly brutal best. Waterfield/Mayes and Allard/Sampson was immense plus an insane rollover on the trackshop turn.
In the tooz, if I could vote for a dotd, it would go to Emma Mellis for hitting 7 out of the way to regain her place. An all too infrequent sight in that particular formula!
On to the support (!!), and they were great I thought. Getting stuck in, all the top drivers had a go, but it was the second heat which captured my attention, which seemed to be "bury the Scots!" Shevill was fired in on the trackshop turn, Major Ron Ferguson took out the traffic lights on the seaside turn, then John Fortune lost his rag with Steve Whittle and tried to put him into the pits lol.
Kitson tried to get into the burger bar from the track, it was an enthusiastic effort from the F1 boys. Great to see the Dutch/Belgian drivers over.
All the pre meeting bluster came to nought as far as I could see. No issues at all.
Great stuff, proper stock cars all night I thought.

Dotd 48
RR 9

In Topic: Belle Vue - Sunday 1st July 2018 - British Championship

25 June 2018 - 11:24 PM

53.........a guy can hope!!!


Unfortunately, a source close to the 53 team indicated on Sunday that this was unlikely.
:-(

In Topic: DRIVER OF THE DAY - NORTHAMPTON SHALEWAY - 24/06/18

24 June 2018 - 11:42 PM

Having been at the two previous shale Northampton meetings, today's was the one I was looking forward to the most. Shale plus hot weather equals dust. Always has, always will unfortunately. A couple of the races were a struggle to watch, but the track for the final was good I thought.
Clearly it was a challenging day for Deane and his team, but it's a brand new track and I'm sure they will work to get it sorted out for the European weekend.

Car of the day goes to 136 Rob Jacklin for racing an ex John Cayzer machine that was racing when I had a go!

Dotd 463 as I wasn't expecting him to win the final
RR 6 a work in progress

In Topic: Same name, different number

24 June 2018 - 11:26 PM

Bert has raced F1 as 28, 55, 5 & 559.

In Topic: Season so Far

14 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

Probably not qualified to comment as I've only seen 7 F1 meetings this season, but the few I have seen have been very good on the whole, weather notwithstanding. Mildenhall was a real shot in the arm for F1 and was universally acclaimed. I think the promoters will already be looking towards next season and a repeat of Mildo should be a given in my opinion. NIR shale is a real plus. It shouldn't be understated just what Deane Wood is doing here. Full credit to him and I hope that the June weekend and the Euros are a roaring success for him. As Carl mentioned, compared to last season, this season has already seen a lot of positives. Mildo, NIR shale, Scotland, drivers coming back, it all helps to add to the feel good factor and long may it continue.