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AWS Rd 3 at Nene Valley Race Report

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AWS Rd 3 At Nene Valley Race 6

Very early on a wet Sunday morning, as the sun rose over Nene Valley Raceway, people began to arrive at the track. Booking in closed at 8.30 and racing started at 9am. The weather wasn’t being kind and was, let’s say, mildly moist throughout the day. The first round of qualifying set off with drivers slipping and sliding all over the place with the wet track conditions, but despite the weather we carried on.

At the end of the first round the field was spread quite far apart with the mixture of ability. We saw Darren Bloomfield taking TQ in round one, Tony Truman taking second overall and Dave Bailey taking third for Nitro Buggy. Dan Austin Took TQ with his E-Buggy, Michael Lightfoot took second overall with his E-Buggy and Steve Bond taking third. Overall the Truggys were very similar to previous rounds as we saw the usual three drivers in the top spots; Scott Walker took the TQ in round one, with Carl O’Connor taking second overall and Steve Morgan taking third.

Going straight into the second round of qualifying, we started to see the lap times improve and becoming more consistent. Although the weather continued to be poor, we carried on, and by the end of round 2 we saw Darren Bloomfield taking TQ in Buggy, with Tony Truman again second and new comer to the series, Jamey Clancy, taking third place. E-Buggy saw Dan Austin taking TQ for the second time, with again Michael Lightfoot taking second and Ben Doyle, taking the third sport. Truggy was a little different the second time round, we still saw Scott Walker taking the top spot, Michael Shorey took second place and John Winter taking the third spot.

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With time pressing on we went straight into the third and final round of qualifying which was a little different due to a few drivers not bothering to go out in their final heats. Dave Bailey took the top spot in the Buggy class with Tony Truman again second, and with Carlo DeMarco coming in third (welcome to the meeting Carlo, Where have you been?). For E-Buggy it was very different because there was only two drivers that decided to go out to race. It was a funny sight to see a full team of marshals on the track and only two cars going round. They had the whole track to themselves and somehow they were still going round together. Steven Bond took TQ and Michael Lightfoot took second place. Truggys were a very different story; five cars went out in this race and TQ was taken by Steve Alcock with his electric powered Tekno. Michael Shorey again took second and Rob Woodward took the third spot.

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After a short break, I organised the finals and we started racing again, and luckily it had stopped raining. We started with the Truggy Final which was a 15 minutes race. It was tough race throughout with only 10 seconds between the leader and second place right up to the very end. Steve Alcock drove brilliantly throughout the race and took the win; Michael Shorey took second after keeping up with Steve throughout the whole race. Rob Woodward took third-well done to you all. The next final on was the E-Buggy Final. This race was very different to the other because there was a lot of space between the different drivers. Jamie Clancy, who we hadn’t seen on the E-Buggy Scene all day until his final took first place, Dan Austin took second place and Carlo Demarco coming in third place. Well done to all with the challenging track conditions.

Then we went into the three Buggy finals starting with the C Final. This 15 minute race saw Scott Paulley take the win, with James Collins in second place with only 15 seconds between them when they crossed the line for the final time. Darren Smith came in third place, with Dan Shelton in fourth place, which was a very close race to the finish with only 2.3 seconds between them when they crossed the finish line. These drivers got promoted into the B Final, so they had to keep their engines running because they were going straight out again into the next final.

AWS Rd 3 At Nene Valley Race 1

The B Final was a very good race with a lot of good driving by all with the top five drivers all finishing on the same lap. First place was taken by Robert Cockcroft, with Warren Beasley hot on his heels in second place with only 2.05 second between them as they crossed the finish line. Third place was Nene Valleys very own Stavros Costas, with Matt Bridge taking the final bump up spot. Daniel Shelton finished in fifth place after starting in 14 on the grid and coming up through the ranks. I want to point out one driver who was driving very well throughout the race, only to have some bad luck at the last hurdle when his engine run out of fuel with roughly 25 seconds of track to go; well done Kieran Cox, you did very well.

The A Final was next and this was the last final of the day. Tony Truman took the win with Carlo DeMarco coming in second, Jamie Clancy was third and Mr Associated himself Dave Bailey coming in fourth place.

A fantastic days racing and some good close racing to watch as well.

I would like to thank all of the drivers for making the trip to the track even in the lovely weather that we had over the weekend. Massive thanks goes to the catering team, those burgers were lovely.
I do need to personally thank the team at Nene Valley Raceway for all of their hard work to get the track ready for us and the work they continued to do while the race meeting was running.
This team was out on track between each race clearing the water to keep the puddles at bay and spreading straw around the car park early on Sunday morning. These people were:
Stavros Costas, Elliot Jones,Grant Dickens, Darren Smith, Paul Green, Brian Hinson,Warren Beasley, James Collins, Adam Armstrong, Anthony Lowe and Martin Offer. You guys did a fantastic job; give yourselves a pat on the back. You should all be proud of all the hard work you all did during the day.

There is one more person I do need to mention. Brad Smith is a young lad that came to the track to practice on the Saturday before the meeting. After arriving the first thing that he did was go on to the track and help the rest of the Nene Valley team clear the track of puddles without being asked, which for myself and any other driver is fantastic. Your good sportsmanship and teamwork will go a long way.

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Hope you all had a good days racing and I will see you all at the fourth and final round of the AWS series at Ledbury on the seventh of February. Race On!