So, it was the final round of a hectic Championship schedule. We knew Elen had taken top spot, but a few more places remained up for grabs. We were blessed with a bright, sunny day and, not what I expected, a quick track. Here’s how the BARC Connaught Speed Championship runners fared:
In Class 1A – Road-Going Series Production Saloon Cars up to 1400cc, Mike Edwards Mini was a bit breathless along the straights and had to take second place on 93.30 seconds. Consolation came when other half, Becci, won the Racing Car Day at Thruxton in the evening’s raffle!
In Class 1B – Road-Going Series Production Saloon Cars Over 1400cc up to 2000cc, The Martorana Family Alfa Romeo MiTo was peddled quicker this time by Leo who recorded a 90.84 seconds, with brother Adriano on 92.73 seconds.
In Class 1C – Road-Going Series Production Saloon Cars Over 2000cc, James Hunt in the mighty BMW E30 managed to remain pointing forwards long enough to win the eight strong class on 83.55 seconds. Paul Jaggard is now getting to grips with the Alfa 147 GTA and took fourth place on 88.43 seconds. Emma H took the Golf to seventh place on 92.79 seconds and David Skittles Impreza took eighth on 93.94 seconds.
Class 2A – Road-Going Specialist Production Cars, Kit, Replica and Spaceframed up to 1700cc (Car Derived Engines) had a three-way Championship tussle. Anthony Shearman in the Caterham 310 R took the top spot on 82.50 seconds with Graham Holdstock in the Caterham Seven second on 85.58 seconds and Zoe Shearman only 4/10ths away on 85.96 seconds for third.
In Class 2B – Road-Going Specialist Production Cars, Kit, Replica and Spaceframed Over 1700cc (Car Derived Engines), Simon Jones took top spot in the Westfield SE1W on 81.35 seconds.