Buxton, 24th April 2016 – Meeting Report and Photo Gallery

A healthy 35 cars were on hand at Buxton for their World Championship qualifying round with James Watson (270) making his F1 debut in a Mat Newson (16) hire car and Isaac Beaumont (332) also making his first appearance. However Beaumont didn’t make it past the practice session. Watson, on the other hand, looked impressive during the meeting and certainly got to grips with the power of an F1. Let’s hope he gets out again later in the season.

Also in the pits was Dave Willis (337) in the ex-Chris Lloyd (284) / Neil Shenton (35) machine which has been completely refurbished and is a credit to the team.

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Dave Willis showing off his refurbished car.

Heat One got underway shortly after a downpour had left the track a little damp. This didn’t stop Frankie Wainman Junior (515) who cut through the field to record the win. Todd Jones (186) held off a last bend challenge from Nigel Green (445) to claim second.

Heat Two produced a dramatic finish with Daniel van Spijker (231) just crossing the line first by a matter of centimetres over Lee Fairhurst (217). van Spijker had been leading for most of the race with Fairhurst closing in rapidly as the race reached its conclusion. On the final turn, Lee put in the bumper sending Daniel sideways, but the Dutchman hit the gas pedal and won the drag race to the finish line.

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A photo finish to Heat 2.

Bradley Harrison (25) won the Consolation, taking the lead mid-way from Frankie Wainman Junior Jr (555). Both are turning out to be excellent prospects and I am sure they will be among the sport’s front runners in the near future and for some time to come.

Todd Jones led virtually from start to finish to record his first F1 final win – in only his ninth meeting. Jones mastered the track, which had been left greasy from a rain shower shortly before the race. “I had some bad luck last night at Northampton, but this makes up for it. That’s racing, a lot of highs and lows. I was lucky to be starting near the front and was able to keep it steady and stay out in front”, said Jones. Green and Newson kept their good form from the previous night at Northampton by rounding out the podium places.

Nigel Green rounded out the meeting by winning the Grand National.

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Todd Jones celebrating a Final win, with Nigel Green and Mat Newson also on the podium. 

Words and photos: Colin Casserley

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