July 17, 2017 2 min read
Recently we were at the famous Clanfield track, one that has been around for many many years and always a fun venue to attend, with its 3D style design and fast layout it always makes for some good racing.
Upon arrival at the track on Sunday morning it looked to have had some serious effort put in by Tony, Annabel and the track helpers. A mega 80 drivers had booked into the race, one of the best results in a couple of years.
So with 7 heats of drivers ready and numbered up qualification was underway, we had a strong qualifying with the team with Darren taking the overall TQ, followed by PRF/BETA driver Kevin Brunsden and Double Classer Jon Hazlewood in 3rd place in buggy. Some strong qualifying from some of our club guys lower down the field, with Darren Keeble, Deane Linen and Adrian Eaton all showing off their skills on the track.
In the Truck class, we had a commanding TQ from Jon Hazlewood followed up Allan Bridgeman, Steve Brunsden, Tony Scott, Bernard Wija, Lee Warren Nicky Knights and James Tatlow.
With qualification over the finals were generated and soon underway, with a quick turnaround from all of the heats and smooth running of the day a fast schedule was being run.
In the lower finals we had some great performances as always, but Darren Keeble stood out in Buggy with a great drive in the C final to progress into the B final to then just miss out on an A final spot, well driven Darren ! The buggy A finalists were being called to the line and the buzzer went and Darren drove off and didn't look back putting in some very consistent and fast lap times, just one spot behind however was a very good battle between Jon Hazlewood and Kevin Brunsden with them swapping positions for the full 20 minute final, but Jon just managed to keep his cool and stay ahead as they crossed over the line for the last time.
The truck final was also primed and ready to start, with Jon Hazlewood in first place again the buzzer went and the final was started, the Agama A215T was looking dialled soaking up all of the bumps the surface could offer, and taking all of the large jumps in its stride, Jon would take the win a full lap up on the field, followed by Ian Dudman with a very good performance and then Agama driver Tony Scott with a superb drive to finish 3rd, great job Jon and Tony.
Huge thanks to Tony, Annabel and the track crew for preparing a fun track for us all to enjoy, and to Adrian Eaton for the thankless task of organising the entire race series.