Mixed weather greeted the BRSCC for their summer festival at Snetterton
The Fiesta championships enjoyed numerous races across the weekend. Kickstarting the weekend were the Fiesta Junior drivers. Deegan Fairclough won the opener by over two seconds, a feat he would repeat twice more on the Sunday to strengthen his championship challenge. Jenson Brickley won the second outing on Saturday after finishing in third in the opener, Fairclough retired early on with Sid Smith and James Wallis rounding out the podium. Sundays racing saw two contrasts of weather, the sunny opener won by Fairclough with Wallis and Brickley behind. The heavens had opened for the final outing, with a very wet track, A shortened four lap race saw Fairclough and Brickley finish ahead of Jake Maynard for his sole podium of the weekend.
David Nye did the double in the Fiesta Championship winning the two races on Saturday, Sundays race held in cloudier conditions saw Nye finish down in fourth as Jamie Going claimed victory. There were podium finishes for Rob Smith, Alastair Kellett, Zachary Lucas and Simon Horrobin.
The final fiesta series was the ETSL ST-XR Challenge, a mixture of various ages of Fiesta and Escorts. Michael Blackburn won two races, one of which in the torrential rain as several drivers failed to make the start as they were held on the grid for fifteen minutes. Chris Grimes won the second outing on Saturday only narrowly beating Blackburn by 0.030 second to deny Blackburn the clean sweep. The XR2 class had a double winner in Simon Robinson, a retirement in the second race saw a dominant display by Alex Causer finishing fifth overall and mixing it with the newer Fiestas.
Big grids for the Track Attack racing club with its multiple categories, a shortened race one saw Simon Tomlinson (VW Golf) win ahead of Nick Gwinnett (Clio) and David Clark (Renault 5 GT Turbo) the race was red flagged after four laps due to Jim Dimond rolling his Peugeot at Murrays. The second outing was held after the rain shower, a wet track greeted the drivers. James Anderson (Civic) beat race one winner Tomlinson, a superb performance by David Mycock (Clio) in his lower powered Clio finishing third overall revelling in the wet conditions.
Aston Martin GT4 Challenge, GT Challenge & Intermarque Championship featured various machinery, The top three in qualifying finished that way in the race, with Roy Millington in the Ferrari 488 challenge evo winning by twenty nine seconds ahead of Nigel Jenkins in his 458 Ferrari. The top Aston Martin was Chris Griffin finishing third overall and winning the GT4 class. The Intermarque class was won by Robert Hollyman in the Porsche 964.
Nic Grindrod completed a clean sweep of victories in the competitive City car cup, the biggest winning margin coming in race two were he finished over four seconds ahead of Stuart Bliss in his Toyota Aygo. Duncan Stone beat Bliss to second in the first outing with Ross Maker finishing behind Grindrod in race three. The competitive nature of the championship meant the top six in all three races finished within eight seconds of his other.
Thirty four cars raced in the Clubsport mini endurance race as the track was barely drying in the diminishing light. The invitational Fiesta class came out on top, the class can run wet weather tyres which they used to good effect Zachary Lucas dominating the race by over twenty eight seconds. The rain is always a great leveller and as the Class A cars struggled in the wet all bar the Nissan of May and Skeats who were later disqualified for technical infringement, it was Class B’s Matt Higginson who won not only his class but overall and he revelled in the conditions. The top class A car finished twelfth overall in the hands of Olly Samways. Class C and D winners finished seventh and eighth overall with Roan Lundy (Celica) and Heath/Roberts (Civic).
Not even the rain at the end of race three could stop Steven Dailly in the Compact Cup, victorious in all three races as the pack behind fought it out for the remaining podium positions. Mikey Doble and Ben Hunter shared the spoils across the three races, Doble with two seconds and Hunter with one.
Full race results can be found here: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/212931