Graham masters the revamped Blyton course
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.