Skegness, 8th October 2016 – Meeting Report and Photo Gallery

Round five of the Shootout series at Skegness marked the last time the F1s would be at the Fun Coast this season. It also marked the last F1 meeting to be promoted by Hazel Cooke. Hazel accomplished many things at the stadium, with perhaps the highlight being the 2012 World Final – a race that produced arguably the best World Final in the history of the sport with many incidents, including a rollover by new Skegness Stadium owner/promoter Rob Speak (318), and a win from the back of the grid by Lee Fairhurst (217).

A rain shower prior to the meeting did little to dampen the action. Luke Davidson (464) sliced through the field in the opening heat to record the first of three wins he would have during the evening. Tom Harris (84) followed Luke home in second with Todd Jones (186) in third. Jones was making his debut in the ex-Paul Poulter (174) machine that was built by Tom Harris.

Davidson won the second heat ahead of Dan Johnson (4). The defending Shootout champion is beginning to find some form, and looked good again in the final until a mechanical problem with the power steering forced him to retire.

Harris won heat three with Nigel Green (445) following him home in second. Green is returning to the form he showed at the start of the season which elevated him to Superstar status.

In a hectic final, Green forced his way to the front on the pack, taking the lead from Lee Fairhurst with two laps to go. Lee struck back on the final turn but was unable to shift the race leader. “I had good race with Fairhurst, we raced each other hard, but with respect. He could have taken us both out on the last bend at Skegness, he gave me a good hit, but I managed to hold onto it, as far as the Shoot out goes, I just have keep doing what I can and see how it pans out,” said Green.

Luke Davidson rounded out the evening by winning the Grand National. Green came home third despite his one lap handicap for winning the final.

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-13

Final top 3: Nigel Green, Lee Fairhurst and Tom Harris

Words and photos: Colin Casserley

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-01

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-02

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-03

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-04

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-05

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-06

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-07

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-08

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-09

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-10

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-11

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-12

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-14

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-15

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-16

skegness_08-10-16_colin_casserley-17

Facebook Network:

What is this?

Latest Posts
Preview: World Championship Semi-Finals 2017
Preview: World Championship Semi-Finals 2017
Jul 21, 2017

The first of the World Championship semi-finals is less than a fortnight away. Here’s who to look out for at Skegness and Stoke!

Book Review: Stuart Smith - Overalls Off
Book Review: Stuart Smith – Overalls Off
Jul 18, 2017

Stuart Milnes has written a detailed account of the life of Stuart Smith Snr.

Skegness, 9th July 2017 - Photo Gallery
Skegness, 9th July 2017 – Photo Gallery
Jul 17, 2017

Todd Jones took the main event at Day 2 of Skegness’ speedweekend

Skegness, 8th July 2017 - Photo Gallery
Skegness, 8th July 2017 – Photo Gallery
Jul 14, 2017

Another final win for Nigel Green on Day 1 of the Skegness speedweekend

Belle Vue, 25th June 2017 - Meeting Report and Photos
Belle Vue, 25th June 2017 – Meeting Report and Photos
Jul 12, 2017

Craig Finnikin continues his recent form at Belle Vue to take his third final win there this year.

Northampton, 18th June 2017 - Meeting Report and Photos
Northampton, 18th June 2017 – Meeting Report and Photos
Jul 10, 2017

A lively afternoon at Northampton saw Nigel Green rack up another final win

Ipswich, 17th June 2017 - Meeting Report and Photos
Ipswich, 17th June 2017 – Meeting Report and Photos
Jul 7, 2017

The annual Ipswich WCQR saw Steve Webster take his first ever final win

Official BriSCA F1 2017 World Semi-Final Grids
Official BriSCA F1 2017 World Semi-Final Grids
Jul 6, 2017

The BSCDA has announced the official World Semi-final grids for the 2017 BriSCA F1 World Championship


Track Photography

Recent Archives