With Pirelli doing some engineering on their production line. Neil Varah had looked into and arranged the use of the workers carpark during the shut down. The event was organised for the evening of the bank holiday Tuesday. 6 tests were planned but due to a lower turn out this was expanded to 8 tests.
It was a wet summer evening ( There’s been a few this year!) Barry opened the first test with 1m 06 with Nigel just behind in 1m 13, then Simon on 1m20. For the re-run Barry slightly slower on 1m07 followed by Geoffrey on 1m08 then Nigel on 1m09 then Neil V and Neil T on 1m11.
After a few cones were kicked Ian Robinson & Michael Lindsay were back in position stop watches at the ready in there wet gear.
Test 3 Geoffrey was quickest with 45 sec ahead of Simon & John on 47 then Neil T & Todd on 48. Test 4 Barry was quickest with 43 ahead of Todd, Geoffrey & Neil T on 45 then Neil V, John & Richard on 46.
At the half way point Barry lead by 14 seconds from Geoffrey with Neil T only 2 behind, then Todd 3 seconds ahead of Richard, Simon and John all tied just ahead of Nigel and Neil V with 29 seconds covering the whole leader board.
Test 5 was an extra run of the previous two tests, times were getting down to the bone. Barry getting 42 ahead of Geoffrey, Richard & Simon all on 43 then Neil Varah on 44.
Test 6 was a new test slightly bigger Barry getting 1m11 ahead of Nigel on 1m14 then Geoffrey & Neil T on 1m18. On the re-run test 7 Nigel & Barry were quickest on 1m 14 then Neil V & Richard on 1m17 followed by Todd & Geoffrey on 1m18.
The final test and it had finally dried up abit. Neil V, Richard & Nigel all tied on 1m15 then Neil T & Barry on 1m18.
1st Barry Lindsay 8m 14
2nd Nigel Harkness 8m 46
3rd Geoffrey Harkness 8m 47
4th Neil Varah 9m 03
5th Simon Jobson 9m 04
6th Neil Thomlinson 9m 06
7th Richard Clark 9m 09
8th Todd Brown 9m 21
9th John Ross 9m 37
Thanks to Ian Robinson, Michael Lindsay & Caroline Lodge for Marshalling & Neil Varah for arranging the use of the Pirelli Carpark.
Points after three rounds
Barry Lindsay 45
Geoffrey Harkness 30
Nigel Harkness 28
Richard Clark 25
Neil Thomlinson 23
John Ross 19
Neil Varah 17
Todd Brown 15
(Images © B. Lindsay / Spadeadam Motor Club 2012)