Round 6 2005 Welsh Championship. Saturday 11th June.
Entry & Practice
On a hot and sunny day the grid was headed by Dave Krayem with a rather
quick looking pole lap just under 56 secs (55.92 actually). Jeff Davies was 2nd
and the fastest of the Radicals ahead of Peter Williams, who was making a welcome return,
Clive Hayes, Richard Rhozon and Huw Williams, who was the last of the Radicals and last of
the sports-cars. Lee David was the first Saloon in 7th place, on 67.603 secs
ahead of Kenny Rattenbury (68.929). Then in batch from 69.25 secs to 69.95 secs were
Matthew Perkins, championship points leader Andy Williams, (still suffering from bad
handling) Anthony Allitt & Richard Hill. Stephen Pearcy, Doug Bowketts and Chris
Davies were also just as close, with Adrian Chapman making it 16 runners
The race .. 15 mins + 1 lap. Rolling Start.
Dave Krayem wins, Peter keeps him honest. Andrew Williams recovers to
maintain his title lead.
The sunny weather continued for the race, but pole sitter Dave Krayem by
his own admission was "sleeping". Peter & Clive however were wide awake.
"Dave looked like he was asleep and I went one way, Clive went the other" said
Peter afterwards. Peter emerged in the lead and although Dave soon recovered and passed
Clive, Peter held on the lead for a couple of laps before the Sleath took the lead. Clive
held on the 3rd place, still troubled by mystery fuel feed problems, but
Richard & Huw had an interesting dice for 4th & 5th places.
Or rather Richard did "My extinguisher went off and I couldnt see anything! I
had to slow down to clean my visor, and Huw shot past. Once I got it clean I was able to
work to catch him and pass him again!" Huw was 5th but unfortunately Jeff
Davies was nowhere to be seen having dropped out about half way through "My electrics
went dead" Jeff was trying to be cheerful but wasnt able to make it out for
Sunday. Andy Williams was the leading saloon in 6th well clear any pursuers
after sorting out his handling problems to get back to his normal pace. Lee David was 7th
and had a handy lead from a duelling batch of 5 cars with only just about a second between
them headed by Stephen Pearcy, with Matthew Perkins, Richard Hill, Anthony Allitt, Douglas
Bowkett and Chris Davies all in close attendance. Ken Rattenbury was 14th, with Adrian
Chapman 15th but making some real progress with really handy lap time of 63.563
secs which was not too far from Nigel Hughes benchmark time!
Round 7 report