Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
The curtain has fallen on the 750 Motor Club racing season at Donington Park.. Several championships were still to be decided in mixed weather conditions across the weekend. A taster of the action is below:
Donington Race Report
The final races saw 10 formulae compete over the two days. Adam Shepherd wrapped up the M3 title with one race to spare, its safe to say the celebrating started early! The RGB title had already been wrapped up by Billy Albone, he still gave it everything claiming a 2nd and 1st place in the races, Scott Mittell took advantage of a spin from Billy in race one to win. The Clio 182s had a trio of races, with 3 different winners. Close action throughout the field and a hairy moment for Scott Sharp (pictured) coming through the last chicane! He went on to win the 2nd race claiming his first Clio 182 win. The Formula Vee rounds were a tense affair, with either Ben Miloudi or Adam Macaulay fighting for the title. 3rd and 5th places were enough for Ben to take the title, the first Scot to do so in 49 years. The Locost championship was wrapped up with a race to spare, Ben Powney tried to prolong the championship with a superb win in the first race, but with Ian Allee beating Ben in the 2nd race that was enough to secure the title. The Civic Cup produced a tense first race, with Lee Deegan fighting for 2nd, he soon found 3 abreast wasn't going to fit at redgate, a half spin sent him down to 5th, he worked his way back up to finish 1st and incredibly won by 8.5 seconds to take the title. The Hot Hatch races went down to the wire with 1 point separating Alistair Camp and Ben Rushworth. The fiesta of Camp had to much power in the 2nd race, with Ben struggling with a wet weather setup in dry conditions as the rain never fell. Alistair went on to finish 2nd and win the Hot Hatch class A championship. In the MX5 races which regularly had 5 cars fighting for the lead, it was Ben Short who won the title in the final race of there season. There were two other formulae that joined the racing, with the Porsche 924 races with 17 cars taking to the grid, they provided some close action and Jason Wood who usually feature in his vauxhall nova in the classic stock hatch had two very good races. The other formulae were the Monoposto in there autumn tideman trophy, there qualifying was held in damp conditions but the races remained dry for close action racing.
Driver of the month - Ben Miloudi
Congratulations to Formula Vee champion Ben Miloudi, who is this months driver of the month! After a tense battle at Donington, Ben came out on top, with 3rd and 5th place finishes in his Sheane which began to sound very sick towards the end of the 2nd race creating some nervy moments! Adam Macaulay tried all he could to overhaul the points deficit. Bens consistency through the season meant the troubles of the Anglesey meeting didn't scupper his chances of becoming the Formula Vee champion in the championships 50th year.
Decembers newsletter will feature the Birkett Relay Race which was held on the 28th October.
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Thank you all for your continued support! And thank you for providing a great season of racing.. :D