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Old 1 Jul 2009, 13:12 (Ref:2494481)   #16
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Stacy should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridStacy should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
... and it's one of the finest Kangaroo Courts in UK Motorsport.

When does my yellow card get lifted!?

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Old 2 Jul 2009, 07:05 (Ref:2494864)   #17
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Race 5 - Toyo Tyres Saloons (Race 2)

26 starters; 21 finishers.

As Race 2, held over 15 minutes (11 laps) and I think the grid was formed based on the results of that first race. In any event, it was Stacy Vickers on pole with Tony Ellis alongside both in Mazda RX7s and again it was the latter that grabbed the lead at the start with Wayne Howlett's BMW E36 M3 slotting in behind the pair of oranges!

The first pic shows Roger Quantrill's Ford Capri (95), which had failed to make the earlier race. He was to finish 16th. Pic 2 shows the only time Andy Hayne passed my position, since he pulled into the pits at the end of the first lap in his VW Golf Gti (170). Andrew Busby (33 - E30 M3) leads Don Hughes (48 - Golf Gti). They were to finish 4th and 7th respectively. Pic 4 shows that the decisive moment in the race again took place between Ellis and Vickers but unfortunately it was clearly from a different book to the first. I think that this was probably on lap 3 and Vickers tagged Ellis into a spin at the Russell Chicane, leaving Vickers to run home the winner and an understandably miffed Ellis on a recovery drive. However there was an interesting corollary to this incident which I'll include in the next post. The next pic shows Ellis finally pointing the right way but with Julian Newman's E34 M5, which failed to finish, retiring just one lap short of race distance, going by. The last pic is of Wayne Howlett's M3 chasing Vickers but he was never able to reach the Mazda and finished 2nd 3.6 seconds behind.
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Old 2 Jul 2009, 07:37 (Ref:2494882)   #18
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Race 5 - Toyo Tyres Saloons (Race 2 - continued)

Brian Jordan (111 - BMW M6) came under sustained attack from the Capri of Ian Clark (153) and was eventually passed by the Ford, only for Clark to retire it. Jordan brought the big BMW home 9th. 28 is the E30 325i of Rob Sadler, sandwiched between the Newman M5 and the hard charging Ellis. Sadler came home a good 5th (and Class D winner) whilst Ellis, bit very clearly between his teeth, fought his way back to 3rd less than 5 seconds behind Howlett. Pic 3 is of the Graham Meeks Rover Tomcat which took the flag in 8th place although his best lap time indicates that Meeks probably felt he should have finished a couple of places higher. 96 is Paul Cowland's VW Golf Gti which was last of the classified finishers. Pic 4 is of the E34 M5 (10) of 6th placed Roger Kneebone with Don Hughes earlier Golf GTi (48) just behind. They were still that close at the flag. Finally, having had to give best to Nick Barke's E30 earlier on in the race Colin Stubbs (44 - Rover 216Gti) became embroiled in another battle, this time with James Carpenter's Toyota Corolla (106). On this occasion, Stubbs prevailed, although just a tenth covered them at the end in 14th and 15th places. .

When interviewed on the top step of the podium Stacy Vickers said he didn't want to win like that and promptly went off to the Clerk of the Course to protest himself! He returned to announce that he'd had a 10 second penalty and was demoted to 3rd. All rather unusual but a fair and honorable outcome, I would say. Thus Howlett was promoted to overall (and Class A winner) and Ellis to 2nd (and Class B winner). Vickers was Class C winner. Hughes was class E winner, with Clint Bardwell's E30, the Class F winner.
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Old 2 Jul 2009, 13:11 (Ref:2495033)   #19
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Great report John!

Yes, typical Stacy to protest himself......and very typical of the great attitude to racing in the club.
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