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Round 7 Pembrey Sunday 13th June

The sun and the Sportscars continue to shine . Rhodri racks up more points!

Entry & Practice

Sunday looked like being the hottest day of the weekend from early on. Missing from practice was Paul Steddy who was still trying to fettle his car, Lee David who forgot his car keys ! (come on Lee), and Nigel Bowen and Ken Rattenbury who both had new car woes and just couldn’t get their cars to run right. Back on track and right at the front was Terry Brown "We had to take the whole loom apart to find the problem. There was a spade connector with a broken wire, once we fixed that it was ok." It certainly was with Terry taking pole on 56.975 secs. Peter Williams was 2nd (58.032) and Richard Rhozon was the only other person under a minute with 59.776, not bad for what is essentially a Clubsport rather than Prosport. Huw Williams was 4th (61.243) with Keith Butcher completing the Radical section in 5th (61.377).

6th and on Saloon Car pole was Rhodri Jenkins (65.785) but 7th was Christian Evans was set a super 65.894 to run Rhodri close. Rhys Lloyd was 8th (66.171) with Andrew Williams 9th (68.122) Anthony Allitt 10th (69.957) Stephen Pearcy 11th (70.402) Matthew Perkins 12th (71.291). Adrian Chapman (75.031) and Christopher Davies (66.221) made up the final row, but they would be joined by Paul & Lee who would start behind them but without the usual 10 secs penalty courtesy of the rolling start.

Sadly however Huw Williams would be ruled out with gearbox problems.

The race 15 minutes + 1 lap – rolling start

It was an early start with the Welsh Championship race happening before lunch, but it gave us a chance for an early presentation and little Paddock 2 get together; but the first the race! This time as the lights changed it was closer with Terry leading but Peter close behind and Keith leapfrogged Richard Rhozon to take 3rd with Richard reversing the positions a few laps later.

Rhodri lead the saloons but behind it was all change with Rhys Lloyd holding 6th and then Andy Williams ahead of Christian Evans. Anthony Allitt had Matthew Perkins in close attendance followed by Stephen Pearcy and the fast starting Paul Steddy and Lee David. After a little gap Adrian Chapman had a fight on his hands with Christopher Davies in close attendance. On lap 4 Christian Evans got past Andy Williams but that was it for saloon car action for most of the race as the gaps began to stretch apart from the Anthony v Matthew and Adrian v Christopher battles which remained close throughout, and Stephen Pearcy who livened things up with a spin at Dibeni which Matthew Perkins did well to avoid as the photos show.

At the front however the action was warming up nicely as Peter kept the pressure on Terry, and then emerged as the leader having taken the lead on the far side of the circuit! It was certainly the making of the race as Terry pressured Peter, running side by side for several laps, but in the dying minutes Terry saw a chink in Peters defence to re-take the lead and then set his fastest lap of the race to eke out a second or so winning margin.

That wasn’t the only action in the closing stages as late in the race the saloons suddenly woke up and Rhys Lloyd suddenly found himself under pressure from Christian Evans who closed to less than a second at the end after setting his fastest lap on his penultimate tour, and Christopher Davies found his way past Adrian Chapman on the last lap, both drivers having inspired each other to lap in the 73 second range, a good 2 to 3 seconds faster that their practice times, showing the value of close competition when you are learning the ropes.

Afterwards there was a little tete a tete between Peter and the CoC, but with Terry taking the laurels, and a natty BRSCC baseball cap, honour was deemed to be satisfied.  The next races in an absorbing season is on 24th 25th July and we will just have to hope the weather is as good as this weekend was.


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