In perhaps the most glaring example of how pit strategy can effect a race, Chris Stannard was battling with Russell Schloss, the Porsche 944 and Mazda MX5 putting on an impressive show in the first half of the race. Differing strategies around the mid-race safety car however saw Hume jump into the Mazda MX5 and move up as high as fifth, eventually finishing sixth, while Stannard/McGann slipped as low as twelfth after their pitstop and came back to finish eighth.
The fight for tenth through to fourteenth was also hectic, yet an exclusively Mazda MX5 event, with Gavin Clay, Paul Ansell, Tony Ross, Greg Quince/Chris Hatfield and Andy Harris all doing battle. Passing was paramount as all tried to find their way to the front of the group. Eventually Gavin Clay got the upper hand, taking out tenth position. A notable mention in the group also has to go to Andy Harris, who begun his motorsport journey across the weekend, picking up the first signatures on his race licence with an impressive drive, racing hard in the pack while keeping out of trouble.
Eventually Campbell and Sparks were just unbeatable. The pair took home a comfortable victory and sealed a clean sweep of the weekend’s racing activities. Stay tuned as the weekend highlights will be appearing on an episode of Blend Line TV in the coming weeks. Details of that telecast are to follow.