All­com­ers races bring va­ri­ety, while Capez­zone and Tofts star in ex­tra out­ings

Motor Sport News - - Walter Hayes Trophy - Jordan Har­vey

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.

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