Moody skies predicted rain but the weather stayed fine and warm for Shootout round 2, the week before the BriSCA World Final.
August Bank Holiday Monday saw Belle Vue stage it’s biggest meeting of the year, and in front of a massive crowd Paul Hines (259) made a dramatic return to form.
The second of the World Championship Semi-Finals was staged at Belle Vue on Monday 29th August, and it was popular driver Paul Hines who took a surprise but thoroughly deserved victory.
Over thirty BriSCA F1 stockcars put in an appearance for the first shootout round of the season including all twelve National Points combatants.
Englishman Gary Castell (h247) scored his second straight World Cup victory at Venray on Sunday.
With a plethora of major events on tarmac tracks over the last few weeks and the alternative attraction of racing on the new Venray speedway in the Netherlands it was no great surprise when just 22 Formula one stockcars arrived at sunny Skegness.
Blauwhuis held the last Dutch World Championship qualifier of 2011 on the 7th August.
Northampton’s World Final warm up could easily be described as ‘The Story of The Blues’ to pinch race commentator Dave Goddard’s phrase, to sum up the nights proceedings, with A grade drivers taking wins in the feature final and GN event.
Sixty cars made the journey to Coventry for the August meeting. Forecasts of bad weather were on the cards but proved to be false with only a short shower occuring early on.
The Dutch island of Texel held a meeting on 31st July which was attended by many of the F1 stock car drivers based on Texel.