BRI­TISH SPRINT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Calders fix their mo­tor and get right back on form

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Or­gan­iser: Mid­land Au­to­mo­bile Club When: 18/19 Starters: 126 June

Two con­trast­ing days greeted the first 2016 visit to per­haps one of the Bri­tish Sprint Cham­pi­onship’s com­peti­tors’ favourite cir­cuits, An­gle­sey.

Satur­day en­joyed quite de­light­ful weather but on Sun­day it rained al­most from start of play and steadily got heav­ier, such that after a tour of in­spec­tion just be­fore 1400hrs by the clerk of the course and MSA stew­ard close of play for the day was de­ter­mined, hav­ing had one timed run.

None of this both­ered fron­trun­ners Heather and Gra­ham Calder, who were just pleased to have fixed a mis­fire that has plagued their Gould since the start of the sea­son.

Heather Calder se­cured the Satur­day win, although she was dis­ap­pointed that she only took third place on Sun­day. Fa­ther Colin was just over 0.25s away on Satur­day and did more than enough for the com­fort­able win on Sun­day.

John Gra­ham was grate­ful for the loan of the Calder fam­ily’s spare front wing after dam­ag­ing his when he had a small in­ci­dent with the Armco bar­rier just after the start on Satur­day dur­ing the sec­ond timed run. It was suf­fi­cient to en­able him to se­cure third place spot on Satur­day and sec­ond on Sun­day’s run.

The works SBD pair­ing of Steve Broughton and Matt Hil­lam man­aged a fifth and fourth placed fin­ish on Satur­day but were rather less suc­cess­ful in Sun­day’s wet con­di­tions, Hil­lam managing a sixth place but Broughton only man­aged 10th spot. Steve Miles tied on best times with Broughton on Satur­day, but was bet­tered on sec­ond best times. How­ever, on Sun­day, he took a very laud­able fourth po­si­tion fin­ish. Nick Al­gar was next up be­hind Miles on Satur­day, but failed to fin­ish on the one timed run on Sun­day.

Jim Belt fin­ished as top sportscar on Satur­day in eighth place, but man­aged a re­mark­able fifth on Sun­day. Gra­hame Har­den was next fin­isher on Satur­day, but on Sun­day with the car still on slicks and wheel­spin­ning in the up­hill sec­tions that same ninth place was more dis­ap­point­ing.

Ca­role Tork­ing­ton fin­ished top SBD em­ployee on Sun­day in eighth and her 10th place on Satur­day se­cured one of her bet­ter week­end points hauls.

Richard Ar­row­smith se­cured two 11th placed fin­ishes, and although Matt Carter only man­aged an off on Satur­day he came back strongly after overnight re­pairs with a sev­enth on Sun­day.

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