Anglesey Race report 2016

August 15th, 2016 by alisonpepler.

Anglesey 6th and 7th August 2016

(Rounds 7 + 8 of the 4two cup)

After a short break from the last race at Snetterton we were off racing again, this time to Anglesey, unfortunately none of the 450’s could make this weekend nor last years series winner Martyn Clatworthy who was jetting off on holiday, however the 5 drivers that could make it, having never been at this circuit before, were all really looking forward to it.

After a 300 mile drive, we arrived tired on the Thursday evening, dropped off the vehicles at the circuit and went in search of our B & B.

Friday was a test day which all drivers except Alan Palmer took part in, there was also a 20 minute test session on Saturday morning which all the drivers entered.

Entrants:

02 – Simon Coverdale – Smart 451 – Class 1 – Roydon Packaging/Smarts4you Racing

03 – James Palmer – Smart 451 – Class 1 – JC Motorhomes/Specialised Group

07 – David Nash – Smart 451 – Class 1 – Smart 7 Racing

09 – Greg Owens – Smart 451 – Class 1 – Midland Karting/Smarts4you Racing

26 – Alan Palmer – Smart 451 – Class 1 – ARC Building group/Smarts4you Racing

Qualfying

The weekends racing was to be on the coastal circuit, a last minute change from the originally advertised International circuit unfortunately due to a lack of marshalls.

Lots of bends and gradients on this circuit was sure to make for an interesting weekends racing, it was a beautiful view for the spectators on the hill with the sea in the background and almost all the track visible, they did however have to suffer the burning rubber smell with cars locking up their brakes on the corkscrew but it was worth it.

All drivers had a qood qualifying session finishing within 0.5 seconds of each other, Simon Coverdale went off coming out of turn 1 but managed to get it back well.

Pole: David Nash – Class 1

2nd James Palmer – Class 1

3rd: Alan Palmer – Class 1

Race 1.

James jumped ahead of David off the start, with the rest following closely behind. Alan overtook David just before rocket and also got past James going into rocket bend albeit somewhat precariously sending James into the grass. Greg was now up into 2nd and trying eagerly to catch up with Alan which he did but after a couple of laps, Owens collided with Alan after the banking causing himself to have a spin and James to swerve to avoid him, this allowed Simon Coverdale to get up into 3rd, Greg nicked it back off Simon but Greg was forced to resign from a black and orange flag due to his wing hanging off and getting worse after his bump with Alan. David had unfortunately span at Peel on lap 2 losing his position and again just after at turn 1 rejoining a fair distance back from the others.

1st: Alan Palmer – Class 1

2nd: James Palmer – Class 1

3rd: Simon Coverdale – Class 1

 

Fastest lap: James Palmer 1.29.796 in Class 1

Race 2.

After a lovely evening last night with all the drivers, family and friends enjoying a BBQ and a few drinks together, with David giving us all a thrill with his swim shorts, he headed down to the beach for a swim but unfortunately couldn’t get to it because of all the rocks in the way, there was also some friendly banter over the days racing, all the drivers were relaxed and ready for race 2 on the Sunday. James was determined to get his own back on Alan and it was one of the hardest fought races to hold onto 1st with Alan constantly keeping up the pressure the whole race. No more incidents today and all drivers finished with some great lap times

1st: James Palmer – Class 1

2nd: Alan Palmer – Class 1

3rd: David Nash – Class 1

Fastest lap: Alan Palmer 1.29.956 in Class 1

Another great fun weekend and all the drivers agreed that although it was a very long way to get there, they would definitely do Anglesey again as they thoroughly enjoyed it.

Huge thanks as always to all our sponsors including JCMotorhomes, 1st Containers, pure d-zign, ARC building group, Midland Karting and Roydon Packaging.

Looking forward to the next race at Croft on the 10th and 11th of September, unfortunately we will have a small grid again as some of the drivers are heading of to the Goodwood revival but we will still have fun.

 

 

 

 

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