Eleven club members were joined by guests for a one-off Allcomers encounter at the Thruxton British F3 meeting. Among them was former BTCC racer Karl Jones who “guested” in one of the SVG Motorsports Pre 2005 Production Peugeot 206s.
Regular Kumho Championship contenders Tom and Michael Hibbert in their BMW E36 M3s set the pace in qualifying ahead of Dave Hickton’s BMW M3.
Pole-sitter Tom failed to start the first race so it was left to Michael to take the win from Hickton and Dean Cranham (BMW M3). Following up were Matthew Evans (BMW E36 M3) and Steve Cripps (Ford Escort RS2000).
The second race was run as a handicap which meant that Tim Dodwell (VW Scirocco) had a three-lap advantage over the quicker cars.
The handicapping worked well with the lead only going to Andy Johnson (Peugeot 206) on the penultimate lap. Johnson held on to the lead until Club on the final tour when Nic Strong (Ford Capri) took the honours by 0.447s having made up his lap deficit. Just 0.663s behind Johnson was Karl Jones.
Race One (11 laps):
1st Michael Hibbert (BMW E36 M3) 15m 51.080s; 2nd Dave Hickton (BMW M3) + 3.480s; 3rd Dean Cranham (BMW M3); 4th Matthew Evans (BMW E36 M3); 5th Steve Cripps (Ford Escort RS2000); 6th Dawn Boyd (Honda Civic Type R).
Handicap Grid Details:
Scratch: David Howard (1 lap); David Hall (1 lap); Tim Dodwell (3 laps).
+10 seconds: Nic Strong (1 lap).
+20: Karl Jones (1 lap); John Wright (1 lap); John Norrington (2 laps); Andy Johnson (2 laps).
+ 50: Dawn Boyd (1 lap).
+ 70: David Hickton; Michael Hibbert; Tom Hibbert; Steve Cripps (1 lap); Matthew Evans (1 lap); Dean Cranham (1 lap).
Race Two (14 laps):
1st Nic Strong (Ford Capri) 21m 19.376s; 2nd Andy Johnson (Peugeot 206) + 0.447s; 3rd Karl Jones (Peugeot 206) +1.110s; 4th Matthew Evans +3.448s; 5th Michael Hibbert +3.995s; 6th Dean Cranham +4.565s.
THERMEX CLASSIC SALOON &
PRG TRAILERS THUNDER SALOON CHAMPIONSHIP
BURTON POWER BLUE OVAL SALOON SERIES
TOYO TYRES PRE 2005 PRODUCTION TOURING CAR SERIES
TOYO TYRES HONDA V-TEC CHALLENGE
SVG MOTORSPORT PRE ’93 TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
AUTOGLYM RACING PRE ’83 TOURING CAR SERIES
|March 22/23||Donington LIVE TV|
|May 10/11||Snetterton 300|
|May 31/June 1||Cadwell Park
Classic and Historic Touring Car
|June 7/8||Silverstone International LIVE TV
Does not include the Classic and Historic
Touring Car Championship
|July 26/27||Cadwell Classic Festival|
|September 6/7||Brands Hatch|
|October 3/5||Spa Francorchamp|
Driver of Day awards from 2014 will be presented at the Cadwell Festival.
Berkshire Pallets – William Jenkins
Autoglym Racing Pre ‘83 Touring Car Championship
Envirotec – Richard Millar
SVG Pre 93 Touring Car Championship
Hammerite – Mohamed Elshimy
Toyo Tires Pre 2005 Production Touring Car Championship
Envirotec – Craig Rainer
Burton Power Blue Oval Saloon Championship
Aford – Andy Robinson
PRG Trailors Thunder Saloon Championship