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      CASTLE COMBE CCRC July 18-19
      Three winners in Sport Maxx; Wright beaten
                                                                                                                                                                                         show in Saturday’s finale.                     Prosport from the pits on                                     BOULEy BAy & VAL DES TERRES HILLCLIMB July 16 & 18
                                                                                                                                                                                         Felix Fisher, who derailed                     slicks, howled through to                                     A win each for S Moran and Groves; R Moran and Guile also score
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ben Norton’s unbeaten run                      lead briefly before the
                                                                                                                                                                                         last month, was sidelined                      heavens reopened, then
                                                                                                                                                                                         by a driveline failure, but                    slipped back behind Darcy
                                                                                                                                                                                         fellow Swift SC92 racer                        Smith’s dry-tyred Nemesis.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Marcus Allen had taken the                        Barry Squibb patched up
                                                                                                                                                                                         fight to Norton’s Spectrum.                    his Mitsubishi Evo 9 after a
                                                                                                                                                                                            After a safety car, Allen                   qualifying off, then kicked
                                                                                                                                                                                         boldly sprang past Norton                      mud in Gary Prebble’s face
                                                                                                                                                                                         with two laps to go. The                       in the resident Saloon
                                                                                                                                                                                         teenager held on superbly                      thrash until his old
                                                                                                                                                                                         for an emotional maiden                        adversary savaged a rear
                                                                                                                                                                                         victory in a Kevin Mills                       corner against David Kift’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         Racing car engineered by                       Peugeot as they slugged
                                                                                                                                                                                         ex-champ Tim Reynolds.                         it out into Tower on lap
                                                                                                                                                                                            Equipped with a new set                     eight. Prebble limped home
                                                                                                                                                                                         of tyres by supporters after                   a distant second.
                                                                                                                                                                                         qualifying, Adam Higgins                          On a drying track Guy
                                                                                                                                                                                         landed a career-best third                     Higgs flung his BMW M3
                                                                                                                                                                                         ahead of Andrew Jones,                         to a first win over Kevin




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       eddie walder
  Clarke pushes
                                                                                                                                                                                         whose rev-perfect                              Bird’s SEAT in Class B,
                                                                                                                                                                                         departure from eighth on                       while Nick Charles hauled
                                                                                                                                                                                         the grid had shot him                          in and beat defending                                                                                                                                                      Guile nabbed a popular
                                                                                                                                                                                         directly to fourth.                            champion Will Di Claudio                                                                                                                                                   win on his home turf


  Astra to the Maxx




                                                                                                                                                                           oliver read
                                                                                                                                                                                            After a tyre-swapping                       for C honours. Although
                                                                                                                                             Astras to the fore as Sport
                                                                                                                                             Maxx grid splashes away
                                                                                                                                                                                         nightmare in ever-changing
                                                                                                                                                                                         conditions, Simon Tilling
                                                                                                                                                                                         won the Combe Special GT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rival Olly Lewis lapped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fractionally quicker, Jason
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cooper maintained his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Groves and Moran                                                                                            conditions. He proved this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   was not a fluke by taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   third on a later drying
         ROBBED OF
         victory in last
                               caught his pursuers
                               napping at the green flag.
                                                              Eaton (Thorney Vauxhall
                                                              Corsa) in Class B, but Eaton
                                                                                              catching fire at Quarry
                                                                                              after its gearbox grenaded.
                                                                                                                                     The topsy-turvy grid also
                                                                                                                                     favoured Luke Caudle who
                                                                                                                                                                                         counter in his wet-shod
                                                                                                                                                                                         Radical. Andrew Shanley,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        unbeaten D tally to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        consolidate his points lead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       level as duel hots up                                                                                       track. His was the first win
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for a Guernseyman since
         Saturday’s Dunlop        The top six were            beat him each time – only          Mid-race leader Ben                 walked away with the                                who started his Radical                        By Marcus Pye                                            ARCH RIVALS                                  courses of the islands and                           the days of WTCC star
Sport Maxx Production          reversed for race three,       to lose race two with a         Jackson’s SR8 also broke,              Cooper class, having                                                                                                                                        Martin Groves and                            he slipped and slid to good                          Andy Priaulx and the ever-
Cup opener by driveshaft       in which Leyton Clarke         jump-start penalty.             leaving Moseley ahead. By              previously had no answer                             SPORT MAXX (16 LAPS) 1 John Allison           Astin; 4 Nathan Burge; 5 Dick Hunter;                    Scott Moran are                              results on Jersey. He went                           enthusiastic local club
failure, Triple Eight          started cautiously on the        Having vowed to end           then, Rob Wheldon was                  to Joey Powis’s pace.                                (Vauxhall Astra VXR); 2 Adrian Churchill      6 Graeme Davis. FL Max Hunter 1m31.667s        equal on points at the head                            even better at Val des                               organisers were ecstatic.
Vauxhall Astra VXR driver      slimy track and eased past     Jonathan Wright’s Radical       second in Roger Bromiley’s                Storms strung out both                            (Vauxhall Astra VXR) +1.298s; 3 Simon Shaw    (72.65mph).                                    of the British Hillclimb                               Terres, where atrocious wet                             Chris Merrick was
                                                                                                                                                                                          (SEAT Leon Cupra); 4 Martin Wallbank          MINI MIGLIA CHALLENGE (9 LAPS)
Leyton Clarke’s fight back     Churchill to lead from half-   Club Cup monopoly,              SR8, but it ground to a halt           National Mini rounds. Max                            (Vauxhall Astra VXR); 5 Stuart Clarke         1 Andy Hack; 2 Paul Thompson +1.472s;          table after each suffered                              conditions affected others                           superb at Bouley, taking the
to the top in Sunday’s final   distance. Having seen          Ballymena’s Colin Millar        at Camp with a flat battery            Hunter dominated the                                 (Vauxhall Astra VXR); 6 Mick Weidner (Ford    3 Sarah Munns; 4 Colin Peacock; 5 James        mixed fortunes during last                             while his Welsh gravel                               best points total of the day,
stanza highlighted Castle      Wallbank scrape the            scored a stunning first win     after the Pro6s of Tom                 Se7en race, but Kane Astin                           Focus ST). Class winner Abbie Eaton           Lindridge; 6 Aaron Smith. FL Hack              weekend’s quadruple                                    stages experience helped                             but at the Val his co-driver
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Vauxhall Corsa). Fastest lap Leyton Clarke   1m29.464s (74.44mph).
Combe’s Great & British        barriers on lap one, he        having blunted Darren           Ashton and Duncan                      split brothers Niven and                             (Vauxhall Astra VXR) 1m17.094s (86.36mph)     WESTFIELD (16 LAPS) 1 Chris Davison;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       header in the Channel Isles.                           him to a third and a fifth.                          Tom New had a dreadful
Motorsport Festival.           was surprised to see the       Luke’s challenge in a           Williams had zoomed past.              Nathan Burge on the final                            record. RACE TWO (12 LAPS) 1 Wallbank;        2 Roger Green +9.190s; 3 Simon Pryke;             There was a win each,                               The similarly Force-                                 crash in torrential rain after
   The defending champion      battered red Astra looming     blistering battle on               Jubilation – and some               lap. Double Miglia                                   2 Churchill +5.858s; 3 Shaw; 4 L Clarke;      4 Seamus Harding; 5 Matthew Jones; 6 Jon       one non-qualification for                              mounted Will Hall was not                            Merrick had qualified. New
                                                                                                                                                                                          5 S Clarke; 6 Allison. CW Matt Cherrington    Chappell. FL Davison 1m15.529s (88.17mph)
outdragged poleman John        in his mirrors. “I knew then   Saturday morning. Millar        wild tropical shirts! –                champion Andrew Hack                                 (SEAT Leon FR). FL Wallbank 1m28.759s         record. RACE TWO (13 LAPS) 1 Russell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Groves and enough points                               quite as good, but he was                            was shocked but otherwise
Allison in race one and        that the real race had         beat Gary Kane and Wright       reigned at Forster                     forgot to engage a gear on                           (75.03mph).                                   Small; 2 Davison +0.588s; 3 Green; 4 Nick      for Moran to draw level.                               still maximum value for                              unhurt. The car is a doubt
repelled team-mate Martin      begun,” said Clarke, who       back, and did it again later,   Motorsport when Arthur                 the grid, but had just                               RACE THREE (14 LAPS) 1 L Clarke;              Grout; 5 Harding; 6 Nick Flowers.              Groves’s 90th win equalled                             spectators and got a fine                            for the next round.
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Wallbank +7.449s; 3 Shaw; 4 Churchill;      FL Davison 1m36.822s (68.78mph).
Wallbank, then the             made no mistake.               pipping Luke as Wright,         Forster and Martin Depper              annexed his customary lead                           5 S Clarke; 6 Allison. CW Eaton.              CSL CUP (14 LAPS) 1 Dan Stringfellow;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the all-time record total of                           points haul. He admits to                               As ever the local
resurgent Allison, until          Shaw, whose engine          Kane and Paul Steele all        staved off series pacesetter           from Andrew Thompson                                 FL Wallbank 1m27.718s (75.92mph).             2 Jamie Martin +0.495s; 3 John Thorne;         the legendary Roy Lane at                              being happier on the tight                           contingent gave it
Tower on the final tour. “To   bogged when it twice drank     collected start penalties.      Oli Mortimer in the first              when the rain became                                 RADICAL CLUB CUP (19 LAPS) 1 Colin            4 Stephen Gill; 5 Colin Hays; 6 Darren         the hill where he took his                             mainland courses.                                    maximum attack with the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Millar (PR6); 2 Gary Kane (PR6) +2.764s;      Humphrey. CW Humphrey. FL Thorne
have led until two corners     a huge puddle after the          Stuart Moseley                two Mini Challenges.                   torrential. Sarah Munns                              3 Jonathan Wright (PR6); 4 Darren Luke        1m23.437s (79.82mph) establishes record.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       first in 2004, and Lane his                               Sensation of the weekend                          National boys in town. In
from the end destroyed         Bobbies chicane, fought        converted Derek Johnston’s         The wet finale, with the            was overjoyed with third as                          (PR6); 5 Paul Steele (SR3); 6 Charles         RACE TWO (7 LAPS) 1 Stringfellow;              last in 2003.                                          was Chris Guile. Unable to                           addition to Chris Guile, his
me,” said Clarke. “I knew      back to third, Churchill and   early Radical UK Cup stint      top six reversed, fell to Lee          a safety car ‘life boat’ led                         Loughran (SR3). CW Wright; Mark Boot          2 Martin +7.082s; 3 Gill; 4 Humphrey; 5           Talking point of the two                            enter at Bouley, he took full                        father Geoff had success
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Clubsport); Shaun Mellors (SR4). FL Simon    Harrison; no other finishers. CW Humphrey.
that I had the speed to win,   Stuart Clarke on his tail.     to victory as attrition         Allen, who spent a lap                 survivors home.                                      Tilling (SR3) 1m04.192s (103.75mph) record.   FL Stringfellow 1m24.853s (78.10mph).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       days was the performance                               benefit of prior experience                          and Nick Saunders scored a
but it hit my confidence.”        Locost racer Matt           decimated the pack.             behind Phil House mid-                    Cooper Avon Tyres test                            RACE TWO (19 LAPS) 1 Millar; 2 Luke;          CASTLE COMBE FF1600 (12 LAPS)                  of Eynon Price in the little                           at his home Val des Terres                           point at the Val after he
   In the only dry Sport       Cherrington (Dunlop SEAT       Terence Woodward’s SR8          race, from Carl Bennett and            driver Chris Davison shook                           3 Tilling; 4 Steele; 5 Nigel Place (PR6); 6   1 Marcus Allen (Swift SC92F); 2 Ben Norton     1.6 litre Force. His hairy                             course and took a maiden                             crashed out early at Bouley.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Simon Fish. CW Luke, Boot; Gary Ramsdale      (Spectrum 011) +0.162s; 3 Adam Higgins
Maxx race, Allison             Leon) outqualified Abbie       started the trend on lap 10,    reigning champion Depper.              off Roger Green in the new                           (SR4). FL Wright 1m04.602s (103.09mph).       (Van Diemen RF99); 4 Andrew Jones (Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       style suited the wider road                            win in dreadful wet                                  n By Eddie Walder
gratefully grasped his                                                                                                               AeroRace 190 in Saturday’s                           RADICAL UK CUP (75 MINS) 1 Derek              GRS07); 5 Ed Moore (Van Diemen RF99/01);
first win in a Thorney         Millar (16) inflicted rare                                                                            Westfield race, a missed                             Johnston/Stuart Moseley (SR8); 2 Gary         6 Robert Hall (Mygale SJ2000). CW Norton;
                               defeats on Wright (third)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROUND 19 BOULEy BAy.                              (2.6 Pilbeam-Millington MP43) 47.07s.              ROUND 22 VAL DES TERRES
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kane/Tom Ashton (PR6) +34.762s; 3 Tony        Tom Margetson (Reynard FF89). FL Allen
Motorsport Astra, from                                                                                                               gear having lost him the                                                                                                                               1 Roger Moran (3.5 Gould-NME GR61X) 38.37s        Class winners Dale Crowsley (1.3 Rotary            1 Groves 34.47s BTD; 2 Willis 36.17s; 3 C Guile
                                                                                                                                                                                          Freeman/Duncan Williams (PR6); 4 Manhal       1m11.400s (93.27mph).
Adrian Churchill (Astra)                                                                                                             tow. Despite home soil                               Allos (SR8); 5 Roger Bromiley/Rob Wheldon     CASTLE COMBE SPECIAL GT (15 LAPS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BTD; 2 Chris Merrick (4.0 Gould-Judd EV           Mazda RX-8) 50.48s; Simon Durling (3.5             36.43s; 4 R Moran 36.56s; 5 Price 36.61s;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GR55) 38.52s; 3 Martin Groves (3.5 Gould-NME      Brabham-Rover BT18) 45.22s record; Smith           6 S Moran 36.80s; 7 G Guile 37.29s; 8 Ranson
and Simon Shaw (SEAT                                                                                                                 advantage, Davison was                               (SR4); 6 John Hewitt/Phil Abbott (SR3).       1 Simon Tilling (Radical SR3); 2 Darcy Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GR55) 38.61s; 4 Trevor Willis (2.8 OMS-           41.69s record; Richard Twinam (1.1 OMS             37.43s; 9 Haimes 38.01s; 10 Menzies 38.59s;
Leon Cupra), with                                                                                                                    denied a double by Russell                           CW Hewitt/Abbott. FL Moseley 1m02.482s        (Nemesis RME98) +5.177s; 3 Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Powertec) 38.67s; 5 Scott Moran (3.5 Gould-       2000M) 43.64s; Hall 40.23s; Paul Le Messurier      11 Bradburn 39.81s; 12 Hall fail.
                                                                                                                                                                                          (106.59mph) record.                           Shanley (Radical Prosport); 4 Simon Norris
Wallbank and Stuart Clarke                                                                                                           Small, who drove Mike                                MINI CHALLENGE (17 LAPS) 1 Arthur             (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3); 5 Andy Tidy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NME GR61) 38.76s; 6 Paul Ranson (3.5 Gould-       (1.3 Lemtech DB03) 44.68s; Lee Vivian (2.0         Class winners Hall 38.87s; Tim Torode (1.3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NME GR55) 39.35s; 7 Eynon Price (1.6              Ford Escort-Cosworth) 47.16s; Andrew De La         Mallock) 42.95s; Mark King (4.0 Rocksan
(Astras) close behind.                                                                                                               Ellis’ car like a demon in                           Forster; 2 Martin Depper +0.242s; 3 Oli       (Radical Prosport); 6 Laurence Kilby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Force-Suzuki PC) 39.40s; 8 Tom New (4.0           Cour (1.3 Mini Cooper 49.85s; Karl Marshall (1.6   Special) 45.63s; C Guile 38.11s; Groves 37.25s;
   With Leyton Clarke                                                                                                                the wet on Sunday.                                   Mortimer; 4 Shaun King; 5 Carl Bennett; 6     (Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS). CW Norris; Kevin Bird
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gould-Judd EV GR55) 39.81s; 9 Will Hall (1.6      Honda Civic) 50.63s; Peter Herbert (1.4            Peter Herbert (1.4 Westfield SE) 44.12s; John
                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Liquorish. CW Joey Powis. FL Depper     (Seat Leon). FL Shanley 1m06.340s
starting from the back on                                                                                                               Dan Stringfellow                                  1m17.934s (85.45mph). RACE TWO                (100.39mph).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Force-Suzuki PC) 40.51s; 10 Paul Haimes (2.0      Westfield SE) 47.65s; Dave Moyse (4.5 Dutton-      Dunne (1.3 Ford Escort) 42.18s; Steve Brehaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dallara-Opel F301) 40.86s; 11 Alastair Crawford   Rover) 48.00s; Haimes 39.77s record; Merrick       (1.8 Vauxhall Nova Special) 43.98s; Crowsley
Sunday morning, Wallbank                                                                                                             mastered monsoons to win                             (14 LAPS) 1 Forster; 2 Depper +0.966s;        CASTLE COMBE SALOONS (12 LAPS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (3.5 Gould-Judd GR37) 41.00s; 12 Wallace          38.61s.                                            43.28s; Steve Marquis (1.8 Citroen 2CV Special)
rubbed salt into his                                                                                                                 both BMW CSL Cup bouts,                              3 Mortimer; 4 Bennett; 5 Phil House; 6 Lee    1 Barry Squibb (Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS); 2 Gary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Menzies (2.65 DJ-Cosworth Firestorm) 41.46s.      ROUND 21 VAL DES TERRES.                           46.50s.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Allen. CW Powis. FL House 1m23.956s           Prebble (Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS) +51.606s;
wounds by outgunning                                                                                                                 the second with a brave and                          (79.32mph). RACE THREE (14 LAPS)              3 Guy Higgs (BMW M3); 4 Kevin Bird (SEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ROUND 20 BOULEy BAy.                              1 Chris Guile (2.0 OMS-Vauxhall CF04) 38.96s;      POINTS 1= S Moran & Groves, 177; 3 Willis, 139;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 S Moran 39.44s; 2 Merrick 40.47s; 3 Groves      2 S Moran 39.13s; 3 Price 40.30s; 4 Hall 40.35s;   4 Merrick, 123; 5 R Moran, 118; 6 Ranson, 101; 8
Churchill and Shaw. Clarke                                                                                                           stylish dive past Jamie                              1 Allen; 2 Bennett +1.130s; 3 Depper;         Leon); 5 Nick Charles (Peugeot 106 GTi);
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40.75s; 4 Willis 41.50s; 5 Price 41.97s; 6 Hall   5 R Moran 40.77s; 6 Haimes 40.92s; 7 Menzies       Deryk Young, 49; 9 Haimes, 41; 10 Price, 40.
was up to fourth before an                                                                                                           Martin into Camp on the                              4 Mortimer; 5 House; 6 Liquorish. CW Luke     6 Will Di Claudio (Peugeot 106 GTi).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            42.63s; 7 Haimes 44.81s; 8 Menzies 45.64s;        40.96s; 8 Geoff Guile (2.0 OMS-Vauxhall CF04)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Caudle. FL House 1m24.770s (78.56mph).        CW Higgs; Charles; Jason Cooper (Ford
interlude to retrieve Mark                                                                                                           opening lap.                                         MINI SE7EN CHALLENGE (10 LAPS)                Fiesta). FL Squibb 1m17.161s (86.35mph).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 John Bradburn (3.5 Gould-Cosworth GR55)         41.07s; 9 Ranson 41.14s; 10 Nick Saunders (1.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            45.65s; 10 Crawford 45.84s; 11 Jason Mourant      Reynick-Suzuki) 41.73s; 11 Merrick DNS; 12
Weidner’s bent Fiesta                                                                                                                   The Combe FF1600 boys                             1 Max Hunter; 2 Niven Burge +2.378s; 3 Kane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (1.3s OMS-Suzuki CF08) 45.88s; 12 Justin Smith    Crawford DNS.
closed the pack. Wallbank                                                                                                            put on their usual great

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