The championship results for the 2016 racing series are:
held it and, coming down to the first corner at the end of the braking zone, the two cars touched slightly,” Gore reported.
The pre-race drizzle turned to a shower as Gore was now in his element. Summerbell dropped out at corner 3 with braking problems, gifting Gore the lead, with Speedy Gregg seething in second. Rae was nursing worn tyres back in third.
Things came to boil after the race as Gregg complained that Gore’s tactics were “totally uncalled for dirty driving”. He was not in a mood to listen to any explanation. “We got into a huge argument after the race, a very heated one” Gregg said. The police intervened to prevent the two from coming to blows.
Gore tried hard to explain himself, but tempers flared. “I said to him that I didn’t do it on purpose,” Gore said, explaining that things escalated.
By Friday, tempers had cooled, with Gore holding out the hand of friendship in the face of a protest lodged by the Gregg camp. “I wrote back an apology to his Dad, saying that a lot of things that were said should not have been said and that we all should just get along since we are racing side by side in very highpowered vehicles,” Gore offered.
Whatever happens, it will not stop Gore from being crowned Thundersport 2 Champion for Kyle Gregg leading Doug Gore in a previous race at the Dover Raceway, St Ann. 2016. He copped two wins and a third place on the day, which was enough to place him at the top of the heap with 108 points. “Winning the Thundersport Championship was a lot nicer for me. It is no more a two-car battle; there are now three cars that can win at any time on any given day. It was very nice Motorcycle Class A - Motorcycle Class B - Bracket 45N - Bracket 45T - Bracket 39 - Bracket 35 - Bracket 29 - Improved Prod. - Modified Prod. Class1 - Modified Prod.Class 2 - Thundersport Class 1 - Thundersport Class 2 - Series Driver Champion - Series Rider Champion - Kyle Reynolds (108 points) Mario Woon (81 points) Cory Walters (48 points) Patrick Patterson (52 points) Cecil Munroe (42 points) Brian Shor (116 points) Fraser McConnell (124 points) Gary Barrett (74 points) Nicholas Barnes (92 points) William Myers (82 points) Joslyn Crawford (14 points) Doug Gore (108 points) Fraser McConnell (124 points) Kyle Reynolds (108 points) to pull out that win, especially taking two out of three,” Gore said.
Fraser ‘Frazz’ McConnell ducked out of classes at boarding school in Canada to secure the overall drivers’ championship with 124 points. The 2015 champion swept his rivals with a hattrick of class victories, securing him the 2016 Dover Circuit Racing Championship. This means Frazz has created history beyond his young years by becoming the first back-to-back driving champion at Dover.
“Last year it felt ecstatic, especially since we weren’t expected to win, and coming back this year with a completely new car and everything and to win again we just can’t describe the feeling,” an overjoyed McConnell said.
He came into the meet knowing that there was little to no room for error. McConnell said he had every race planned and managed to qualify on pole to give him a shot at maximum points for the day.
As expected, the ‘Young Guns’ of Fraser McConnell, Nicholas Barnes and William Myers put on a strong show. Barnes and Myers won the Modified Production 1 and 2 categories respectively.
Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore