NKRA CHAMPS Round 3 Report – April 24th Mansell Raceway
Despite an incident in the Final of the Cadet Honda grid, Devon Giles picked up minimum points and remails in the lead in the Cadet HONDA Class.
All the Junior Blue’s were present at Mansell for this 3rd round of the Championship. It was Sam Mitchell who won from Pole thereby scoring 0 points and snatching the overall lead in the Championship from Rhys Read.
Rhys tried everything possible to force Sam into a mistake in the Final but had to settle for a creditable 2nd place. 3rd on the Day was Ben Gillitt, capitalising on the misfortune of Jamie Bradfield, as his spark plug worked loose during the race. Jamie does, however, maintain 3rd place in the Championship.
The top two in the Formula BLUE senior Class, Dave Watts and Anthony Cleal, shared the day’s top points with Mike Bell , Tom Parker and Sylvain Vessier filling the rest of the top 5 spots. In the Championship, it is Watts who leads Cleal, Joey Foster, Bell and Kieron Quirke.
Cleal took a clean sweep of Pole and Win in the BLUE Master sub-group. The surprise package was Chris Lord, finishing 2nd on 6 points. Nigel Vickery came in 3rd, just 1 point behind. Steve Groves came home 4th, also only 1 point behind Vickery. David Waldron, having overcome his demons of competing at the track where he had his bad accident at the end of last year, finished in 5th place. Cleal maintains his lead in the Championship followed by Joey Foster, using up his points drop option. Vickery sits in 3rd spot with Waldon moving up to 4th. the big climber of the day was Lord, going from 12th to 5th, starting his intention for the rest of the Championship.
Cleal, again, takes the win in the BLUE Veteran sub-class. Followed by Lord, Vickery, Groves and Waldron. Cleal also heads the Championship from Vickery, Waldron, Lord and Paul Alexander.
The stunning weekend’s performance by Lord gave him a clear lights to flag win in the Blue Legend section. David Goode, fresh back from an Easter break took 2nd result, followed by Ron Shone and Chris Underhill. It is Underhill, however, who leads the Championship from Lord, albeit only by a better points drop option.
The BLUE Top Weight sub-class was the total domain of Tom Parker, winning from Ron shone. 3rd place was shared by Rob Mortimore and Phil Shears with John Hartshorne in 5th position. Overall it is Parker who takes the Championship lead, followed by Mortimore, Shears, Joseph and Shone.
The Championship now moves back to the Clay Pigeon Circuit for Round 4, on Sunday 8th May, practice day is on Friday, with the Wessex Championship event on Saturday.
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