SAM MITCHELL & ANTHONY CLEAL WIN THE PENULTIMATE BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND AT MANSELL.
Sam Mitchell won, in dominant style, the Junior Blue Challenge round 7 at Mansell Raceway, on August 29th, with a Pole to Flag 0 points win. Rhys Read with 4 points finished 2nd and Josh Hibbard was 3rd on 6 points. With one round to go Mitchell now has an 11 points lead over Read with Jamie Dart in 3rd place overall.
Anthony Cleal in formula Blue also won with 0 points. 2nd was Ben Joseph on 5 points with another Welsh competitor Billy Thomas in 3rd, scoring 7 points. Several of the top half of the competition were unable to race due to recovering from minor surgery (non-karting related !). Sadly for Syvain Vessier, he had tested positive for Coronavirus in the week before and was unable to compete, we all wish Sylvain a full and speedy recovery. Front runners David Watts, Sam Dible and Rich Puddle did not enter and as a consequence have slid down the overall positions in the Championship.
Going into the Final round, Cleal has an unassailable lead ( attendance and exclusion permitting). Mike Bell has moved up into 2nd place followed by Russell O’Neill, Joseph and Serita shone.
In the Blue Master sub-section, Cleal takes the win on the day with zero points, Joseph was 2nd with 5 points. Russell O’Neill and Thomas claim equal 3rd spot with 7 points. In the standing, it is Cleal from O’Neill, Joseph, David Goode and Rob Mortimore.
Cleal, again, takes a zero point win in the Blue Veteran sub-class. Kevin O’Neill takes 2nd place on 5 points with Paul Alexander and David Waldron sharing 3rd spot with 9 points. David Goode came in 5th, 1 point behind.
Overall, Cleal remains in the lead followed by Goode, Alexander, Mortimore and David Waldron.
Kevin O’Neill was in stunning form in the Blue Legend group with a clear pole-to-flag win. 2nd place went to Goode on 4 points followed by Ron Shone on 6 points and Mark cook on 8 points. In the overall standings, Goode holds the lead by 7 points from O’Neill. Shone stays in 3rd place, 13 points adrift.
In the Blue Top Weight sub-class, Joseph won with Zero points followed by Thomas on 4 points. Mortimore and Shone finished equal 3rd on 7 points. It is Joseph who sits in the overall lead in the championship with Mortimore in 2nd position. Ron Shone remains in 3rd with Thomas and Paul Dible making up the top 5.
The Blue Challenge now moves on to Forest Edge for the Final Round of the Championship, at the Forest Edge Circuit, on September 5th. Pressure is on with only a 7 day, back-to-back, turnaround timetable. An added bit of pressure is the knowledge that there is a 100 point non-droppable penalty for non-attendance at this last round of the Championship.
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