HAR­RHY’S LATE DRAMA GIVES SCRIVEN JOY

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casserley

Or­gan­iser: In­car­ace When: April 17 Starters: 42

Nigel Har­rhy’s day turned from joy to dis­ap­point­ment dur­ing post-race scru­ti­neer­ing.

Har­rhy crossed the line for what should have been his first ever BRISCA F1 fi­nal win, but his car failed the weight checks af­ter the race and he was dis­qual­i­fied, hand­ing the win to Michael Scriven.

“It’s heart­break­ing,” said Har­rhy. Af­ter suf­fer­ing ma­jor dam­age the night be­fore at Birm­ing­ham, Har­rhy had worked from 0300hrs to re­pair the car, ar­riv­ing just in the nick of time to com­pete in his heat race on Sun­day.

The re­pair work had slightly al­tered the front and rear weights of the car and he had no time to check it on the scales at the track.

Har­rhy and Stu­art Shevil swapped the lead sev­eral times with Shevil tak­ing the top spot on lap five. Just af­ter the half way he had to take avoid­ing ac­tion when Aaron Leach had a tyre let go, Shevil lost grip on the mar­bles on the out­side of the track, al­low­ing Har­rhy and Roger Bromi­ley through. Scriven soon moved into third and nudged Bromi­ley wide to take sec­ond on the penul­ti­mate lap.

Scriven, who makes no se­cret of his love for the Hednesford track, closed in on the race leader and nar­rowly failed to make con­tact with Har­rhy’s back bumper on the last turn. Re­sults 1 Michael Scriven; 2 Roger Bromi­ley; 3 Craig Fin­nikin; 4 Mur­ray Jones; 5 Nigel Green; 6 Tom Har­ris; 7 Stu­art Shevil; 8 Joe Booth; 9 Bradley Har­ri­son; 10 Paul Har­ri­son.

Scriven was in po­si­tion to in­herit BRISCA glory

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