Price & Hart on form at BTCC Rd.4 at Halifax

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Halifax

Race Report by: Schumacher
The super fast circuit of Halifax was the venue for the BTCC this past weekend, virtually all racers turned up on Saturday for lots of practice time, the weather was dry and the forecast was good all day Saturday. However the forecast for Sunday was totally the opposite, we knew that very heavy rain was predicted in the early afternoon, so due to this the decision was taken to start the event slightly earlier on the Sunday morning, to try and get the event complete in the dry conditions.

The format for the day was 4 rounds of qualifying with round by round and then 1 final for everyone. As forecast the rain held off until the last few heats of the final qualifying round, then a little started to fall here and there to make things a little more interesting.

For the finals everyone was preparing their wet cars on wet tyres as it was a little moist!

Schumacher’s Colin Price took his form from the great win at the last BRCA National and stamped his authority in the Modified ‘A’ main. Taking the win from Olly Jefferies and Chris Grainger.

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Modified Result

  1. Colin Price
  2. Olly Jefferies
  3. Chris Grainger
  4. Zak Smith
  5. Elliott Harper
  6. Alan Bickerstaff
  7. Stefan Chodzynski
  8. Matthew White
  9. Andy Murray
  10. Phil Chambers

James Hart with his Mi5evo copied Colin, just the same as Stafford by taking the win from a very fast Ross Walker with Lee Price in 3rd all running Mi5evo’s.

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13.5 Boosted Result

  1. James Hart
  2. Ross Walker
  3. Lee Price
  4. Zak Finlay
  5. Chris Gunter
  6. Jimmy Maddison
  7. Mark Wallace
  8. Thomas Ridgley
  9. Nathan Wilson
  10. Andy Low

The 17.5 class was comfortably won by Michael Ball from MB models with Bradley Coaker 2nd and James Stewart 3rd.

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17.5 Blinky Result

  1. Michael Ball
  2. Bradley Coaker
  3. James Stewart
  4. Mike Mansell
  5. James Robinson
  6. Kris Kennedy – Schumacher
  7. Bryony Freeman
  8. Steve Hudson (DNS)

After some brilliant racing in the tricky conditions, we did the traditional trophy and sweet presentation and also the famous Schumacher raffle, congratulations to all the lucky winners of the prizes.

Star prize winner of the Highest LP servo was Adam Howe, congratulations!

As always a massive thank you to everyone that attended the event. A huge thank you to the Halifax club for hosting the event with us, to Muriel for overseeing things, to Bev on race control and to Craig at scrutineering, you all did a great job! Also to Kris Kennedy for some entertaining commentary in the Finals!

The next round of the series is at Bedworth on 16th August, we hope to see you all there. Booking in at: www.centralbooking.org


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