With some changeable forecasts around, we were again lucky to have a sunny, sometimes cloudy, but generally dry day for our next round- the BARC Midlands Centre’s John Clarke Sprint. Some seventeen BARC Speed Championship contenders were entered and as dropped scores now come into play, competition was fierce for those extra fractions of a point.
Class 1A – Road Going Series Production Cars – Saloon Cars up to 1400cc, saw Andrew Rollason take his Ford Ka to class victory on a best of 72.52 seconds.
This was followed by Class 1B – Road Going Series Production Cars – Saloon Cars Over 1400cc up to 2000cc, and here it was a battle of the Alfas as Leo and Adriano Martorana tussled for top spot. Leo edged ahead by seven tenths, pushing early leader Adriano into second spot. Leo recording 70.21 seconds for first and Adriano 70.97 seconds for second place.
Class 1C – Road Going Series Production Cars – Saloon Cars Over 2000cc, saw James Hunt take a good win on 66.66 seconds – the BMW E30 sliding, popping and grunting its way around the lap. In third place and demonstrating a much smoother style was Emma Hunt, whose Golf recorded 72.11 seconds. Just behind Emma was Paul Jaggard‘s Alfa 147 GTA on 72.27 seconds.
Class 2A -Road Going Specialist Production Cars, Road Going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed cars up to 1700cc (believe it or not, I abbreviated that), saw five BARC Speed Championship runners dominating the proceedings. In a very appropriate coincidence, John Clarke in his Caterham 7 took the win on 65.37 seconds. Anthony Shearman in his Caterham 310R was right behind on 65.58 seconds for second place. Graham Holdstock in his Caterham 7 took fourth on 67.21 seconds, again closely pursued by Paul Webb in his Sylvia Striker on 67.58 seconds.