Invicta Kent Autograss Club 2 Dayer

Normally for the August bank holiday weekend we head over to Border Counties Autograss Club for their three day meeting but as this year it had been cancelled we attended the Invicta Kent Autograss Club 2 day meeting instead.

There was racing Sunday and Monday and I had intended on doing a full report on both days but as most people experienced there was very poor conditions on Sunday which meant the pad and pen stayed safely tucked away in my bag and on Monday I was cold, damp and tired and again the pad didn’t come out. So below there will be a brief overview from each day and a full list of the final winners from both days.

On Sunday with a worsening weather forecast for the afternoon racing got underway earlier than usual with no interval to make sure as much racing could be completed before the rain really hit. Most of the days racing was completed and I think the two heats and finals were completed by about 2pm. Over the course of the finals the conditions really deteriorated and became more about who could get round the track. As the rain continued to fall throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening it was looking doubtful for whether Monday’s racing would be going ahead.

However, racing was to go ahead and Monday morning there was a delayed start as the track team pulled out all the stops to get the track in a raceable condition. The day started with the Champion of Champions race carried over from the day before and having mastered the conditions the day before Martin Beaney (IK316) took his class three to the win and taking the Frank Bradstreet memorial trophy with Jamie Hollingsbee (IK111) chasing him down in second place. The track conditions improved throughout the day and we saw a good set of finals. The weekend ended with Monday’s Champion of Champions race, with the winner being the recipient of the Nick Shorter memorial. This was one of the best races of the weekend and drama on the last lap with a four car battle for the lead ended up with the class two of Gary Wickham (IK13) taking the win, just, from Beaney.

Results
Sunday
Class 1: IK615 Brad Pullen
Class 2: IK252 Connor Bishop
Class 3: IK316 Martin Beaney
Class 4: IK221 Pete Berry
Class 5: IK70 Ian Harley
Class 6: IK207 Dan Friend
Class 7: C18E Trevor Martin
Class 8: C83E Barry Hathaway
Class 9: IK111 Jamie Hollingsbee
Stock Hatch: IK752 Alex Hopkins
Class 11: NASA25 Hannah Hinton
Class 12: IK37 Sarah Lovett
Class 13: IK3 Zoe Hill
Class 14: IK95 Emma Shell
Junior Saloon: IK55 Bradley Thomas
Junior Special: IK30 Luke Stiles
Champion of Champions: IK316 Martin Beaney

Monday
Class 1: IK615 Brad Pullen
Class 2: IK13 Gary Wickham
Class 3: IK316 Martin Beaney
Class 4: IK221 Pete Berry
Class 5: IK75 Kieran Cobb
Class 6: IK64 Andy Russell
Class 7: C18E Trevor Martin
Class 8: IK7 Mark Luker
Class 9: IK111 Jamie Hollingsbee
Stock Hatch: IK420 Toby Rootes
Class 11: IK498 Charlotte Lines
Class 12: IK37 Sarah Lovett
Class 13: IK3 Zoe Hill
Class 14: IK19 Jade Russell
Junior Saloon: IK55 Bradley Thomas
Junior Special: IK243 Louis Carden
Champion of Champions: IK13 Gary Wickham

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