HARRHY’S LATE DRAMA GIVES SCRIVEN JOY
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