Moorcroft makes his mark with MiniMax success

PUBLISHED: 09:43 10 August 2011

Dry weather greeted the 74 drivers who were contesting the 2011 championships with the organisers accommodating 9 different classes, writes Jim Bee.

In the Libre Cadets class, Alex Quinn recorded two heat wins with Izaac Channing taking the third. However, in the final, the racing was extremely close but it was Quinn that dominated with Brandon Patrick and Lewis Griffiths completing the first three with less than two tenths of a second separating them. The MiniMax grid was owned by James Moorcroft who took all three heat wins and comfortably won the final. The Junior Blues had three different heat winners with Sam Dible, Ben Pearson and William Goodhew all sharing the honours.

In the final, it was Dible who won through to taking the win with Goodhew and Pearson rounding off the podium places.

In the Junior Rotax class, James Johnson and Harrison Wignall both staked claims. In a 15-lap final Wignall dominated to take a well deserved first win of 2011.

Josh Collings registered a brace of heat wins in the Senior Rotax Class with Carl Watts claiming a win from a confusing heat two!

In the final, Collings and Craig Mooney tripped each other up to allow Championship leader, Gemma Batstone to win.

Collings was second with Callum Drew third. Super 1 driver, Colin Davis, took the first heat in the Rotax 177 class, however, normal service resumed as Stewart Baker took the next two and the final.

Darren Lane and Tim Jellicoe rounded off the podium places. Despite a depleted Gearbox Entry, Frazer Everett took two heat wins with Daniel Thornell claiming the third. In the final, Everett led from the lights, Thornell was second with Ash Goodliffe third. Last up were the Senior Blues. Martin Wheeler, back after being wrongly excluded from the June Round, dominated the heats and took the final by three seconds setting a new class lap record with a 48.39. Ian Branfield and Mark Wylde were second and third respectively. The club would like to extend an open invitation for anyone wanting to experience the best circuit in the South West, come and join us for Round 6 on the weekend of August 27 and 28. Check out for more details.

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