MOYERS HEADS CHASE IN FOR­MULA FORD THRILLER

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Michael Moyers emerged the vic­tor from a thrilling four-way fight for For­mula Ford vic­tory, fend­ing off Roger Orgee, Ben Norton and Nathan Ward to claim suc­cess by 0.139s.

From pole, Moyers ini­tially pulled clear, with a fight for sec­ond de­vel­op­ing be­tween Norton, Orgee, Ward, Luke Cooper, David Vi­vian and the Fisher broth­ers, Felix and Josh.

Ward was stalk­ing Orgee as they both passed Norton, but pro­ceed­ings were dis­rupted when Jack Clay­ton’s stricken car needed clear­ing.

Fol­low­ing the restart, Ward faded on worn tyres as the cir­cuit tem­per­a­tures rose, and this al­lowed Orgee to chase down Moyers. Norton then usurped Ward and the top four re­mained tied to­gether un­til the end of the race, al­beit in the same or­der.

Two spec­tac­u­lar BRSCC Quaife Fi­esta Cham­pi­onship races were claimed by Nathan Ed­wards and James JJ Ross re­spec­tively. The first race had to be red-flagged fol­low­ing a huge accident for Nick San­der­son. On the restart Sa­muel Priest jumped into the lead but Ed­wards was able to over­come his ri­val to claim suc­cess.

Ross was able to dom­i­nate the sec­ond race af­ter a fan­tas­tic start, as Priest and Ed­wards chased him. Si­mon Hor­robin’s ti­tle hopes took a hit with a gear-link­age is­sue in race one and his sec­ond at­tempt was ru­ined by a pos­si­ble ball-bear­ing is­sue.

Harry Good­ing took a stun­ning BRSCC Fi­esta Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship dou­ble. Ro­nan Quinn was the cause of an open­ing race safety car and Danny Har­ri­son played that role in race two. In both in­stances Good­ing con­trolled the restart with aplomb, al­though Cal­lum Hawkin­sRow hounded him on both oc­ca­sions, de­spite the lat­ter be­ing clas­si­fied fourth in the open­ing en­counter due to a track lim­its penalty.

The first BMW Race Days Com­pact Cup en­counter was hit by a brief but sig­nif­i­cant rain shower at Camp. Richard Miles and Owen Hunter ar­rived on the scene first and spec­tac­u­larly slid off the road, leav­ing a grate­ful Steven Dailly to claim vic­tory. There was jus­tice for Joe Wig­gin in the sec­ond race, but heart­break for Hunter who led onto the fi­nal lap but was usurped by both Wig­gin and James Gor­nall due to a lack of power. Wig­gin had been forced out of the ear­lier race fol­low­ing first lap con­tact.

The HRDC All­stars/academy & A-se­ries Chal­lenge race was claimed by John Spiers in his TVR Grif­fith, but it was the fight for Academy hon­ours that en­thralled. Charles Knill-jones and James Dor­lin scrapped race long in their diminu­tive Austin A35 Academy ma­chin­ery, the lat­ter vic­to­ri­ous by a scant 0.428s.

In the HRDC Tour­ing Greats & TC63 race, Michael Squire’s sin­gledriver ef­fort in his Ford Mus­tang was enough to re­sist the fa­ther and son com­bi­na­tion of Bri­tish Tour­ing Car stars Mike and An­drew Jor­dan. The Jor­dans ini­tially found them­selves third in the Austin A40 they shared, Chris Clark­son’s Ford Fal­con tak­ing the fight to Squire. Dur­ing the midrace pit-stops Mike handed over to An­drew Jor­dan and the 2013 BTCC cham­pion chased af­ter Squire, the lat­ter hold­ing on to win by just over eight sec­onds, with Clark­son fall­ing to third.

The open­ing Toyo Tires Porsche Cham­pi­onship race was marred by a spec­tac­u­lar in­ci­dent as James Cole­man spun into the bar­ri­ers and back onto the pit straight on the exit of Camp, and only mo­ments later was fol­lowed by Nizar El Chamaa.

Nor­mal ser­vice re­sumed fol­low­ing a stop­page as Rick Styrin dom­i­nated from Richard Avery. The sec­ond race was again claimed by Styrin.

The BRSCC Alfa Romeo Cham­pi­onship races fea­tured wins apiece for Bryan Shrubb and Andy Robin­son. Each re­tired from the races they didn’t win, Robin­son run­ning sec­ond in the first race be­fore a drive­shaft fail­ure and Shrubb lead­ing the sec­ond en­counter when his throt­tle stuck open and he limped back cau­tiously to the pit lane where he would go no fur­ther.

Si­mon Thorn­ton-nor­ris scooped the Cas­tle Combe Sa­loon Car Cham­pi­onship hon­ours. Gary Preb­ble led the chase un­til he re­tired his Seat, leav­ing Dave Scara­manga’s VW Scirocco to take the fight to the fly­ing Thorn­ton-nor­ris, who re­mained calm to claim vic­tory.

The Mit­subishi Lancer E9 of Barry Squibb was vic­to­ri­ous in the sole race for the Cas­tle Combe GT Cham­pi­onship run­ners.

A ti­tanic dice in the SRCC Sports 2000 Du­ratec race was even­tu­ally won by Michael Gib­bins, as Tom Stoten fell away from pole po­si­tion to fourth at the flag. Mark Pow­ell claimed the Sports 2000 Pinto Cham­pi­onship vic­tory.

Af­ter Ja­son Davies hit prob­lems in his Ford Sierra Cos­worth, the first Welsh Sa­loon & Sports Car Cham­pi­onship race was a Ginetta G50 one-two for David Krayem and Bob Hig­gins. The re­sult was re­peated in the sec­ond race, sadly cur­tailed fol­low­ing mul­ti­ple de­lays ear­lier in the day.

1 Michael Moyers (Spec­trum 011c); 2 Roger Orgee (Van Diemen RF00) +0.139s; 3 Ben Norton (Spec­trum 10b); 4 Nathan Ward (Spec­trum 011c); 5 Luke Cooper (Swift SC16); 6 Felix Fisher (Van Diemen RF02). Class win­ners David Vi­vian (Swift SC92); David Cob­bold (Van Diemen RF89). Fastest lap J. Fisher 1m10.387s (94.62mph). Pole Moyers. Starters 21.

1 Nathan Ed­wards (ST); 2 Sa­muel Priest (ST) +0.976s; 3 Aaron Thomp­son (ST); 4 Al­fonso Skriczka (ST); 5 Myles Baker (ST); 6 James JJ Ross (ST). CW Alastair Kel­lett (Zetec S); Peter Dendy-sadler (Si); Luke Ban­nis­ter (Zetec). FL Ed­wards 1m18.899s (84.41mph). P Ed­wards. S 24 .

1 Ross; 2 Priest +6.680s; 3 Ed­wards; 4 Skriczka; 5 Jamie Go­ing (ST); 6 Thomp­son. CW Jamie White (Zetec S); Dendy-sadler; Ban­nis­ter FL Ed­wards 1m18.648s (84.68mph). P Si­mon Hor­robin (ST). S 27.

1 Good­ing; 2 Hawkins-row +0.330s; 3 Reeve; 4 Burns; 5 Kent; 6 Lochlan Bear­man. FL Hawkins-row 1m20.403s (82.83mph). P Good­ing. S 13.

1 Steven Dailly; 2 James Gor­nall +3.917s; 3 Jon Watt; 4 Ben Pear­son; 5 Ian Jones; 6 Sa­muel Car­ring­ton Yates. FL Richard Miles 1m21.797s (81.42mph). P Miles. S 37.

1 Joe Wig­gin; 2 Gor­nall +0.190s; 3 Hunter; 4 Dailly; 5 Jon Watt; 6 Matt Smith. FL Gor­nall 1m21.975s (81.24mph). P Hunter. S 36.

1 John Spiers (TVR Grif­fith); 2 Ted Wil­liams (AC Co­bra) +13.122s; 3 David Smithies (Austin Healey 3000); 4 Richard Dor­lin (Mini Cooper S); 5 Thomas Grindall (MG W&P GT); 6 Marc Gor­don (Jaguar XC150). CW R Dor­lin; Gor­don, James Dor­lin (Austin A35 Academy); Robert Crew (MGB Road­ster). FL Spiers 1m18.565s (84.77mph). P Spiers. S 42.

1 Michael Squire (Ford Mus­tang); 2 Mike Jor­dan/an­drew Jor­dan (Austin A40) +8.151s; 3 Chris Clark­son (Ford Fal­con Sprint); 4 Neil Merry (Alfa Romeo GTA); 5 Mal­colm Har­ri­son/ Paul Taft (Volvo Ama­zon); 6 David Devine (Ri­ley 1.5). CW M Jor­dan/a Jor­dan; Har­ri­son/taft; Richard But­ter­field/thomas But­ter­field (Jaguar MK1); Gavin Wat­son/ Chris Snow­don (Alfa Romeo Gi­uli­etta Ti); Charles Knil­lJones (Austin A35 Academy); Mark Bev­ing­ton (Isuzu Bel­lett). FL Squire 1m21.639s (81.57mph). P Squire. Starters 41. (86.64mph). P Styrin. S 12.

1 Styrin; 2 James Cole­man (Box­ter S) +3.720s; 3 Lawrence; 4 Avery; 5 Molyneaux; 6 Hull. CW Ham­mond. FL Styrin 1m16.858s (86.65mph). P Styrin. S 14.

1 Bryan Shrubb (33); 2 Keith Waite (75) +1m08.637s; 3 Tom Hill (156); 4 David Mes­sen­ger (156); 5 An­drew Bourke (GTV); 6 Michael Ty­de­man (156). CW Waite; Hill. FL Andy Robin­son 1m16.304s (87.28mph). P Robin­son. S 13.

1 Robin­son; 2 Waite +54.544s; 3 Hill; 4 Mes­sen­ger; 5 James Brown­ing (147); 6 Si­mon Cress­well (156). CW Waite; Hill FL Robin­son 1m17.637s (85.78mph). P Shrubb. S 13. 1 Si­mon Thorn­ton-nor­ris (Mit­subishi Colt Ral­liart); 2 Dave Scara­manga (VW Scirocco) +1.546s; 3 Mark Wyatt (Vaux­hall As­tra); 4 Kevin Bird (Nis­san 200X); 5 Ge­of­frey Ryall (Peu­geot 106 GTI); 6 Kieren Sim­mons (Ford Fi­esta). CW Scara­manga; Ryall; Rus­sell Humphrey (Vaux­hall Corsa). FL Thorn­ton-nor­ris 1m14.594s (89.28mph). P Thorn­ton-nor­ris. S 36.

1 Barry Squibb (Mit­subishi Lancer E9); 2 Tim Wood­man (Cater­ham 7) +7.513s; 3 Chris Vi­nall (Seat Leon Su­per­copa); 4 David Krayem (Ginetta G50); 5 Oliver Bull (Vaux­hall Ti­gra Sil­hou­ette); 6 Doug Wat­son (BMW M6 Coupe). CW Wood­man; Vi­nall; Bull; Wat­son; Gary Preb­ble (Peu­geot GTI). FL Squibb 1m09.997s (95.14mph). P Squibb. S 21. 1 Michael Gib­bins (MCR); Pa­trick Sher­ring­ton (MCR) + 1.892s; 3 Paul Tray­hurn (Van Diemen); 4 Tom Stoten (Gunn TS11); 5 Tim Tu­dor (MCR); 6 Cameron Davies (MCR). CW Tray­hurn; Colin Peach (Van Diemen RFS02). FL Sher­ring­ton 1m06.954s (99.47mph). P Stoten. S 18. 1 Mark Pow­ell (Tiga SC84); 2 Colin Fey­er­abend (Lola T90/90) +28.180s; 3 Paul Mof­fatt (Cabir); 4 Jeremy Knight (Tiga SC80); 5 Bruce Bulchin (March 84S); 6 Jonathan Loader (Tiga SC80). CW C. Fey­er­abend; Knight. FL Pow­ell 1m13.443s (90.68mph). P Damien Grif­fin (Lola T598). S 12.

Smith was also lin­ger­ing, hav­ing fixed his elec­tri­cal is­sues and soon found him­self in sec­ond chas­ing down Har­ridge half­way through. With Har­ridge still with­out sec­ond gear he couldn’t de­fend through the slower cor­ners, which al­lowed Smith to come through and take his ninth win of the sea­son which sets him up to take the cham­pi­onship at Sil­ver­stone next month. Har­ridge was later pe­nalised for track lim­its, which dropped him to fourth over­all be­hind Ma­caulay and Jor­dan.

In Lo­cost Jack Coveney won the first race, but was ex­cluded from the sec­ond af­ter fail­ing post-race scru­ti­neer­ing. That al­lowed points ri­val Danny An­drew to take the sec­ond race win, af­ter mak­ing a bad start in slip­pery con­di­tions in the first race that dropped him out­side the top three.

Tim Neat made a great come­back from the pit­lane to 10th be­fore a red flag came out due to a stricken car at Church in the first race. That put him on pole for the next race, but bet­ter starts from Coveney and Ian Allee set him back to third. Neat fought back to sec­ond, only to be over­taken by An­drew who made a chal­lenge for the lead on Coveney be­fore the che­quered flag came out.

Michael Comber won all three MX-5 races, but the en­ter­tain­ment came from the come­back drives of Jack Sy­camore and Sam Smith. Sy­camore brought out the red flags in the first out­ing when he stopped with a fuel master is­sue. That meant he had to start 27th in the sec­ond race, where he man­aged to get up to 12th.

Sam Smith also re­cov­ered po­si­tions af­ter fail­ing to get a dry lap in dur­ing a wet qual­i­fy­ing, get­ting up to eighth in the first race hav­ing started 16th be­fore fin­ish­ing third in the sec­ond. In the fi­nal race Sy­camore and Smith made up the top three be­hind Comber.

In Clas­sic Stock Hatch Matt Rozier and An­drew Thorpe shared the wins. Thorpe was un­able to pass Rozier for the lead in the first race, how­ever in the sec­ond Rozier strug­gled with the han­dling of the car and dropped back to fourth hav­ing briefly got into sec­ond place af­ter mak­ing a move around the out­side of Chris Cooper at Rocket.

Billy Al­bone took dou­ble vic­to­ries in the RGB races, af­ter Scott Mit­tell made poor starts from pole. Mit­tell was able to re­gain some ground in the first out­ing and got up to sec­ond, but could not chal­lenge Al­bone. In the sec­ond race Mit­tell re­cov­ered to third, but Al­bone was able to con­trol the pace from team-mate John Cut­more.

In the Civic Cup, Carl Swift won both races – al­though only one was taken on the road. Al­though he fin­ished sec­ond on the road in race two, he in­her­ited a sec­ond win from his re­verse grid start slot of 10th when Ben Sharpe was handed a five-sec­ond penalty for ex­ceed­ing track lim­its.

Richard Wise and Will Brown took their first ROC Bike­sport wins of the sea­son. Wise was look­ing to re­peat his suc­cess in the sec­ond race, but an elec­tri­cal is­sue cut his en­gine while he was lead­ing.

James Bark and Pa­trick Fletcher traded race wins in the Re­nault Clio 182s. Fletcher caused deja vu in the first race, when he pulled off the same move for the lead on Bark twice into Rocket af­ter a red flag re­set the grid.

Brian Chan­dler and Adam Shep­herd won the M3 races, as Will Sharpe won the Su­per Cooper race. Andy Schultz took the hon­ours in the first 750 Tro­phy race, while Gre­gan Thrus­ton won the sec­ond.

sec­ond cov­er­ing the top five at the fin­ish.

There was a pair of out­ings for the Cater­ham Academy, with the field split into two groups. The race for the White group proved a tightly con­tested af­fair al­most from first to last, with vic­tory look­ing like go­ing the way of Jay Mccor­mack. He had leapfrogged pole­man Ben Gil­lias at the start, and stayed ahead de­spite his ad­van­tage steadily di­min­ish­ing as the fi­nal lap loomed. But, in a dra­matic fi­nal twist, he crossed the line first but was handed a five-sec­ond penalty for ex­ceed­ing track lim­its and was de­moted to sec­ond, his mis­for­tune gift­ing Gil­lias an un­ex­pected vic­tory.

Front-row starters Steven Tozer and Tom John made the early run­ning in the Green group un­til John ran wide at Agos­tini and plum­meted down the or­der. Peter Spencer looked like adding to his win last time out at Rock­ing­ham by lead­ing un­til the fi­nal lap, only for the wily Tozer to steal past on the drag to the flag. Mean­while John hauled him­self from 11th to res­cue third place.

Guy Hawkins edged out Rob Watts to win the open­ing Road­sports clash. The bat­tle for top spot be­tween the two was put on hold early on af­ter a sec­ond-lap col­li­sion be­hind them brought out the safety car. On the restart, Watts briefly stole top spot as the pair swept across the start-fin­ish line, only for Hawkins to fight back into Riches and this time stay ahead to the fin­ish. Russ Oli­vant was third while Si­mon Shar­rock com­pleted the top four.

Less than half a sec­ond cov­ered the top three in race two, with pole-man Hawkins com­ing from be­hind to win again, beat­ing Oli­vant by a whisker.

The Track­sport con­tin­gent en­joyed a fran­tic opener, with barely a cou­ple of sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing the top seven run­ners most of the way. Matthew Lam­bert just kept his pur­suers at bay to secure a breath­less win. There were only two in it for vic­tory in the se­quel, as Lam­bert held off An­thony Barnes to win again. Mean­while, Barry Moore surged from the back af­ter an early mo­ment to snatch the fi­nal podium spot.

The ac­tion was hard-fought in the pair of Su­pers­port races, in which Wil­liam Smith se­cured dou­ble vic­tory de­spite pres­sure from ri­vals Max Mcdon­agh, Henry Heaton and Tim Dick­ens and Jack Brown.

Round­ing out the meet­ing, Dean Cook’s growl­ing Sa­garis took em­phatic vic­to­ries in all three TVR Chal­lenge out­ings, and the com­bined Honda VTEC and Smart 4 Two out­ings were dom­i­nated by Robert Burkin­shaw and James Palmer re­spec­tively.

Michael Moyers took big vic­tory

Sud­den rain caught out the Com­pact Cup lead­ers in their first race James JJ Ross won the sec­ond Ford Fi­esta counter, hav­ing held sixth spot

Gib­bins topped Sports 2000 or­der

Harry Good­ing took a dou­ble in two tight Ford Fi­esta Ju­nior out­ings

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