When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
With the 750 Motor Club season drawing to a close, this newsletter will feature Rockingham, while Novembers newsletter will feature Donington. The year has just flown by! Rockingham hosted two days of racing in very changeable conditions. I've never known rain to arrive so quickly! Rockingham rain is a whole different weather haha.. Below is a little snippet from the weekend..
Rockingham Race Report
What started out as a lovely sunny day for qualifying on the Saturday, soon turned to torrential rain mid afternoon.. The races overran which led to Formula Vee having a race cancelled and RGB having a rescheduled race on Sunday morning. Hot Hatch provided the closest racing in race 1 with a superb battle between Ben Rushworth, Alistair Camp and Neal Martin.. the lead swapped several times with eventual winner Alistair Camp sealing victory by a narrow margin. Billy Albone provisionally wrapped up the RGB title by winning both races on the Sunday. The sole Formula Vee race was an interesting one, before the race even got under way. They managed four racing laps and four green flag laps! Roadsports provided the chance for lower class cars to shine, with the sudden downpour only a few minutes into the race, it led for some great racing with class C and D cars coming though the field and beating class A cars, the eventual winner being Steve Hewson in his class B Peugeot. For full results click on the link below.
Snetterton Race Report
Snetterton hosted a one day race meeting at the end of September. The 750 Formula held there last race meetings there which concluded in Bill Cowley securing the title after finishing 2nd in both races. The Bikesports championship was wrapped up in the first race with Stefano Leaney winning the race and the title, he decided to challenge himself in the last race, starting from last he made it up to third place by turn 2 and eventually won due to a penalty for Chris Preen. Bernie V8s produced some close racing between the cobras, fighting it out for 4th and 5th. In the all comers race bikesports racer Joe 'bosh' Wiggins lapped the whole field showing what pace he has in the car, unfortunately the clutch broke leading to retirement. The MR2 Championship will be decided in the MSA Court due to an appeal, will bring you the latest news once its published.
Driver of the month - October: Steve Hewson
Congratulations Steve Hewson, who dominated the Roadsports race, starting in P3 for the race, Steve would of been hoping to hang onto a podium with some class A cars behind. Then the rain came causing the safety car to be released, as rivers began to form on track. Pit stops took place once the window was open and Steve went for the lead on lap 14, never looking back he drove away in the wet conditions to win by 22 seconds.. beating the more powerful class A cars, winning the race outright and class B. Well done Steve!
Special shout out to James Harridge
The sole Formula Vee race wasn't without drama, this all started before the race was underway! I saw James coming towards me on the green flag lap to then realise one of the wheels was missing and rolling past him. The start was delayed and James who then sprinted past me back to the pits was told he couldn't restart the race. The 2nd green flag lap went past and the race started, however there was a red flag. This then meant that James could rejoin the race at the back of the grid, a storming drive saw him finish 5th at the end of a shortened four lap race!
Congratulations Billy Albone -
Billy Albone provisionally wrapped up the RGB championship at Rockingham, two lights to flag victories on the Sunday ensured enough points as championship rival Scott Mittell had a fuel injector leak in race two putting him out of contention. John Cutmore finished 2nd with the front engined Richard Webb finishing 3rd for a Spire 1,2,3 finish to race 2.
Donington race report and driver of the month will feature in the November newsletter, keep an eye out for it!
Thank you again for the continued support, certainly makes it all worth while when you see your pictures across the internet. Also my work features on Paddock42 were I contribute with race reports and pictures from the race weekends