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Trackstar Racing | Info | Results | 2019 | Saturday 30 March

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    BriSCA F1 Stock Cars: 445 Nigel Green, 2 Litre Saloon Stock Cars: 610 Trent Arthurton, BriSCA MiniStox: 1 Jack Witts

    Updated: 04 Apr 2019 00:22

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Saturday 30 March

 

Photos:  1 - 13 Paul Tully, 14 - 23 Kevin Wickham, 24 - 34 Colin Casserley, 35 - 44 Dave Bastock 

Report: Mark Paulson

 

The BriSCA Formula One season began in fine fashion at King’s Lynn on Saturday (30 March). Perfect conditions greeted a large entry which put on a terrific display for the huge opening night crowd. The excitement lived up to the hype as positivity abounded, with the welcome return of some star names and an impressive showing from one-time world champion #445 Nigel Green to claim the main event. Saloon Stock Cars provided their usual hard-hitting support, with #610 Trent Arthurton taking the meeting final, while the Ministox also entertained, with #1 Jack Witts victorious.

 

BriSCA Formula One

The 50-car entry (plus one additional runner for the W&Y race) was the highest for a King’s Lynn opener since April 2003. It included a return for #150 Mick Sworder after his extended spell on the sidelines, plus full-time returns for #445 Nigel Green and #55 Craig Finnikin. Notable debutants included Saloon Stock Car national points champion #541 Willie Skoyles Jr and V8 Hotstox graduate #409 Luke Maw, both saddled with red roofs owing to their previous success. Sadly, the absences of local star Mat Newson (recovering from illness, but happily present on the night) for the first time since 2009 and world champion Stuart Smith Jr (recovering from injury) were also notable; we wish them well on their journeys back to full health.

The opening race was the big-money White & Yellow Grade Series Final, sponsored by Teng Tools. Twenty-two cars took to the track for an event won in convincing fashion by white top #348 John Wright. He had to contend with a long stoppage for attention to veteran budget racer #307 Tim Warwick who had taken a heavy knock in his new Wainman car. Warwick faced a trip to hospital but was released overnight. At the time of the stoppage, #268 Richard Woods was second from #215 Geoff Nickolls and #532 Daz Kitson (scheduled to race in this event only). But Woods ran wide to allow Nickolls through for a repeat of his 2018 runner-up spot in the race, and #166 Bobby Grffin made good use of the bumper to claim third.

Newson customer #30 Chris Brown and #278 Paul Hopkins had spells in front in heat one proper but most eyes were watching the full-on contest further back between the race’s three superstars, #4 Dan Johnson, #445 Nigel Green and #515 Frankie Wainman Jr. The trio were going hard at each other, with plenty of place swapping, but Green eventually managed to break clear as both Johnson and Wainman suffered slight delays in the traffic. By half-distance, Green was on Hopkins’ tail, with Johnson and Wainman running fourth and fifth behind Brown. From there, the result was inevitable – Green swept into the lead and charged to a comfortable win. Wainman bested Johnson, and just held him off at the flag, while Hopkins and Brown did well to claim fourth and fifth ahead of #25 Bradley Harrison (debuting a smart new livery aping that of his grandfather Willie) and veteran returnee #401 Mark Wareham. Maw was an early retirement and Skoyles also didn’t make it through.

Heat two began with the season’s first rollover for #335 Mark Woodhull, whose car then obliterated the trophy table as it was recovered to the infield. When the race got going again, Wright and #313 Karl Roberts set the frontrunning pace, but #220 Will Hunter was making rapid progress from the red grade. He was quickly into third, then demoted that pair to take up the running, tracked by #326 Mark Sargent. The ‘East Coast Legend’, who had won the corresponding final 12 months earlier, was showing strong pace, and used the backmacking traffic to push past Hunter at the start of the final lap to take the win. #84 Tom Harris also got through, so Hunter finished third ahead of #212 Danny Wainman, #259 Paul Hines and #55 Craig Finnikin. Sworder had risen to fifth by mid-race when he tangled with Roberts and #242 Joe Nickolls, but mounted a recovery drive to take the 10th and final qualifying place.

A couple of cautions punctuated the consolation race after #183 Steve Whittle was rattled around the fence into the stationary car of #137 Sam Jacklin, and later #276 Mark Poole was stranded on the racing line. Each time, it was Wright who was leading and had his margin wiped out. On the second occasion, his engine was sounding pretty rough, but the oil pressure and temperature gauges reported nothing untoward, so he risked continuing. He was rewarded with his second win of the night, from Joe Nickolls and #345 Jake Harrhy. Maw made it through at the second time of asking, but Skoyles again missed out after crashing out with Geoff Nickolls when running fairly well, then pulling off with a puncture.

The 31-car final (missing only #526 Finn Sargent of the qualifiers), was again led for much of the way by the impressive Wright, including either side of a stoppage for Brown, another who unfortunately required a hospital visit. Hunter and Green had again made swift progress before that caution, although the former then slipped back again, so it was Green who lined up behind Wright, from Sworder, #12 Michael Scriven, Hunter, Danny Wainman. Mark Sargent, Finnikin and FWJ. Johnson had spun Harris after the yellows came out, and both exited their cars to discuss the matter, earning themselves an exclusion while adding to the buzzing atmosphere. Sworder also wouldn’t take the restart, as he fell victim to a puncture.

When the race resumed, Hunter spun Scriven, which allowed the top two to make a break. Wright initially looked to be opening a slight gap on the freshly watered track, but Green moved ahead a lap later. With some of his potential challengers already out, he eased clear. Finnikin and FWJ ambushed Wright together but by that time Green had gone. Wright audaciously nibbled back at Finnikin but half spun in the process and was collected by #20 Liam Gilbank, ending his impressive challenge.

Yellow flags were required for Wright so while the race had looked done and dusted, Green suddenly had to negotiate a two-lap dash. Unfortunately for the spectacle, there was a backmarker between Green and Wainman, and another before Finnikin in third, so Green was able to gun it clear and ease to victory. Wainman was second but Finnikin dropped to eighth with a puncture as Hunter completed the trophy placings. Danny Wainman, #37 Chris Cowley and Mark Sargent filled places four to six, with #211 Phoebe Wainman also managing to pass Finnikin before the flag.

Only 21 cars returned for the grand national, in which Finnikin was an early retirement with broken suspension and Hunter caused a stoppage after a heavy couple of fencings. #364 Robert Plant set the early pace but Johnson was putting his final disappointment behind him to charge through, taking the lead on half-distance and powering to the win from FWJ, Hines and Sargent. Plant held onto eighth, while Skoyles opened his account in 11th.

 

Saloon Stock Cars

The 32-car Saloon Stock Car entry included a debut for #108 John Riley, while #515 Daniel Fox was the latest man to sample the Sampson hire car.

The White & Yellow grade opener was won by #552 Karl Douglas for the second meeting running. He only just held off a rapidly closing #270 Matt Fuller whose last-bend lunge missed by inches, while #214 Tom Yould completed the top three.

Making his first King’s Lynn appearance of the season, #389 Ryan Santry opened out a big lead in heat one proper, but #120 Luke Dorling and #888 Shane Emerson were reeling him in over the closing stages. Sensing he’d lose out to a last-bend lunge, Santry lifted off on the back straight of the final lap and shoved Dorling wide into the fence on the final bend to take the win, with Emerson also slipping by into second. Dorling held onto third from #306 Daniel Parker and Scottish shale lover #600 Barry Russell.

An early red flag in heat two was caused by #148 Ian Redden taking a trip onto his side. Douglas led at the time of the stoppage but soon lost out to Yould, with Russell then moving into second, where they stayed, heading home #349 Michael Allard and #172 Jack Rust.

The heats had been good, hard races, but maybe not quite as ‘mental’ as we’ve come to expect from the Saloons. That all changed in the final. Before Santry went on the rampage, Yould and Rust were spat into the fence and collected heavily by the pack on the road bend, as #341 Austen Freestone led before slipping back, and #610 Trent Arthurton took up the running. Russell was again going very well and looked the favourite for victory until he came unstuck while challenging for the lead and lost nearly a lap. That gave Arthurton a reprieve and he took full advantage, holding it together for his maiden final win from #217 Sid Madgwick and #730 Deane Mayes. Russell recovered to seventh, giving him a very healthy lead in the early track championship standings. Could a Scotsman really challenge for the most competitive track championship there is, over 400 miles from home?

 

National Ministox

The 31-car Ministox entry required two-thirds heats with the racing largely dominated by the formula’s superstars – except for a couple of impressive lower graders. Brothers #392 Lewis and #381 Tyrone Evans shared the first two heats, in which they were split. Lewis’s opener was dominant but Tyrone was made to work harder for his by national champion #1 Jack Witts. The latter passed Evans for the lead with four to go, but Evans stuck with him, then turned Witts towards the infield on the back straight of the final lap, diving inside him as he recovered on the final bend, with the pair crossing the line almost side by side.

Heat three provided the only non-superstar win. The Evans brothers, Witts and #391 Rebecca Smith had battled hard among themselves early on, while working their way through. Witts eventually got the break but white top #291 Liam Waterfall and yellow-graded #77 Tom Earl had built themselves a big lead. Witts dived inside Earl for second on the final bend but couldn’t catch the impressive Waterfall.

Come final time, the Evans twins accidentally slowed each other up early on, letting Witts get a crucial break. From there, the race was similar to heat three, as Earl and Waterfall again set the running. This time Witts had just enough time to snatch the lead from Earl on the final bend for the win. Earl and Waterfall earned themselves well-deserved trophies in second and third, with #277 Thomas Rogers beating Tyrone and Lewis Evans to fourth.

F1 Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Teng Tools W & Y Final 348 215 166 532 326 45 268 278 242 364 526 483
Heat 1 445 515 4 278 30 25 401 12 216 175 183 20
Heat 2 326 84 220 212 259 55 21 37 526 150 215 372
Consolation 348 242 345 211 364 20 302 409 415 533 166 483
Final 445 515 220 212 37 326 211 55 364 12 216 415
Grand National 4 515 259 326 12 25 37 364 216 166 541 20
2 Litre Saloons 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Whites & Yellows 552 270 214 389 192 610 316 350 312 334
Heat 1 389 888 120 306 600 172 116 730 525 552
Heat 2 214 600 349 172 610 389 120 730 552 26
Final 610 217 730 349 391 26 600 172 116 316
BriSCA MiniStox 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 392 223 299 239 120 84 24 290 391 112
Heat 2 381 1 77 290 24 211 84 67 291 239
Heat 3 291 1 77 381 392 391 277 211 475 120
Final 1 77 291 277 381 392 290 299 239 84
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