Gra­ham masters the re­vamped Bly­ton course

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Paul Parker Re­sults

Or­gan­iser: BTRDA Where: Bly­ton Park, Lin­colnshire When: Septem­ber 10 Starters: 47

John Gra­ham’s fi­nal run time at Bly­ton dur­ing the Bri­tish Sprint con­test’s sec­ond visit of the sea­son to the Lin­colnshire venue put him head and shoul­ders above the rest on a day when many strug­gled.

For the re­turn to Bly­ton, or­gan­is­ers had mapped out a tricky dou­ble-lap for­mat and it was a con­fig­u­ra­tion that caught out many driv­ers.

Con­di­tions thwarted many on the sec­ond run, which meant the re­sults were about the open­ing ef­forts. No one could get near Gra­ham’s 112.51s marker.

The clos­est to him was Matt Hil­lam in his Sbd-dal­lara F2 car, whose sec­ond-run time was the fastest by a two-litre car.

In third spot was Terry Holmes, but he was one of many who had been caught out by a high-speed sec­tion of track called Port Froid on his sec­ond run. That meant he had to rely on a spark­ing time from his first run in the Lola Te­gra-judd for third place. Steve Miles was un­usu­ally sub­dued in the Van Diemen RF96 but still did enough for the fourth fastest time.

De­spite suf­fer­ing throt­tle is­sues, Nick Al­gar took fifth spot in the DJ Fire­hawk, while the top six was rounded out by Steve Broughton’s Dal­lara, who had re­cov­ered from a spin on his open­ing shot.

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