Allcomers races bring variety, while Capezzone and Tofts star in extra outings
The allcomers’ support races for the Walter Hayes Trophy proved a throwback to classic machinery. A wide variety of cars competed in four races, ranging from pre 1970s classics to modern hot hatchbacks.
The most exciting battle came at the start of the weekend, with George Daws in his Merlyn battling Chas Mallard’s Chevrolet Camaro for race victory in the Pre-’70 Closed Wheel race. Mallard’s attempt to hold off Daws for the win proved to be in vain as he suffered an engine failure on the last lap entering Brooklands.
Andrew Schryver dominated the Post’69 Closed Wheel race, bringing his Chevron home 55.078s ahead of Mark Wright’s Ford Sierra. Wright recovered after a bad start, having slipped to sixth.
In the Open Wheel race, polesitter Cian Carey recovered after an early spin to finish second. That handed Jamie Brashaw the victory in his March 74A.
The Radical PR6 of Jon-paul Ivey dominated the Allcomers race. In the only car in his class, Ivey lapped the field in a race he described as “boring”.
Thomas Capezzone dominated the wet FF1600 Consolation Race for non-historic cars. Jack Wolfenden took second after Matt Cowley slithered off on the last lap. The race spelled the end of a miserable weekend for Scott Andrews, who retired with radiator damage after a clash.
Neil Tofts won the Historic Consolation after a fight with Nigel Thompson. Thompson lost ground, and his nosecone, in an attack at Copse, but Tofts survived to win.