RACE REPORTS – 2ckc
FEBRUARY 26th 2017 – Round 1 – 2 Counties opener at Mansell Raceway
Leader, Branfield, McLeod and Shone win classes ( including sub-groups) to take lead in the 2 Counties Club Championship.
Ethan Leader, in Cadet Honda, after a year away, has returned with a bang claiming both pole position and the win in Cadet Honda. He was chased home by Charlie Vaughn and Joshua Whittington-Couch.
Ian Branfield in Formula Blue made the most of the mixed weather conditions to secure pole position in the Final, albeit by count back, from Duncan McLeod. Branfield capitalised on the grid position to take the lead from where he secured the win. McLeod chased hard but was thwarted by Branfield’s spray in the wet conditions in the Final to finish 2nd. Ryan Edgecumbe, having moved over from Max 177, adapted very quickly to the new racing style and finished in a very capable 3rd position. Taylor Waldron, having moved up from Junior Blue excelled racing in the more established adults field, to finish 5th on the track but 6th overall.
In the Blue Masters & Veteran sub-groups, Duncan McLeod was in a class of his own well clear of the opposition. Rob Mortimore finished 2nd in both sections with Ron Shone behind.
It was Shone, however, who made the best start in the Blue Legend section, though he ws harried all the way By David Goode. Graham Dudley and Kevin O’Neill shared 3rd Spot.
The Top Weight group became a repeat of the ‘open’ result with Branfield, winning from McLeod and Edgecumbe. The heavier drivers making the most of their weight in the wet conditions.
Round 2 is scheduled for July 19th at the Clay Pigeon Raceway.