Club Championships 2015 (week 25 of 36) –
Open GT, Friday 24th July
Open GT’s took to the track on Friday evening. This class is where we get to race our fastest GT
and Sports cars. Lewis Gough produced a fantastic drive with his NSR Aston GT3 qualifying second and taking maximum points
from the A Final. His run on blue lane in the last heat saw him set a new outright track record of 7.40 seconds. Nick Huxley
put up a strong fight in the heats top qualifying by 0.44 of a lap. Meanwhile new member Andrew Pillinger
raced with us for the first time – as did Matt Howard who won the ‘Extra’ final first time out! The
ongoing battle between Malcolm Scotto and Kevin Sharples continued with Kev taking his first and second heat wins this time
out. And the fun wasn’t just restricted to the track; a failed light bulb in the toilet meant using
a torch (provided by Malcolm) if you wanted to be sure of your aim. At least one member was seen to be desperate enough to
borrow said torch and brave the banter - ooh er missus!
the main race results…
GT (International track / 4x3 min heats and Finals): Heats – TQ. Nick Huxley 95.62 laps, 2.Lewis Gough 95.18,
3. Roy Pritchards 94.64, 4. Chris Aston 94.43 (12 racers).
lap (heats): Lewis on Blue lane 7.40 secs – a new outright lap record for the International track, set with
a national series spec’ NSR Aston ASV GT3!
Final (2x2 mins – “split” inner/outer lane combo’) Results: 1. Lewis Gough 33.00 laps (25
pts), 2. Nick Huxley 32.04 (24 pts), 3. Roy Pritchards 31.56 (23 pts), 4. Chris Aston 30.77 (22 pts).
To give new members the opportunity to experience the A Final format, we ran an ‘Extra’ Final.
The driver line-up included first-timer Matt Howard, new members Andrew and Erik and 9 year-old Mark from our Tuesday
night Juniors club. Here are the results – good racing everybody!
‘Extra’ Final (2x2 mins - “split” inner/outer lane combo’) Results:
1. Matt Howard 24.99 laps, 2. Andrew Pillinger 23.38, 3. Erik West 21.52, 4. Mark West 18.95
This Friday we’ll be running Carerra DTM’s : 3 minute heats plus Finals. Doors
open 7pm, racing starts 8pm. Reminder from Malcolm – Annual Subs are now due please. Details posted in the
Club Room. Thanks everybody.
Congratulations to Lewis, Richy, Ashley, Malcolm and
Matt H. (not forgetting series organizer Bill C.) on their performances at round 4 of the National NSR GT3 Series at South
Manchester on Sunday. Lewis won Cass 1 and Richy placed 3rd in Class 2.
For all the results and reports see the main GT3 Series thread on Slot