By Barry Lindsay
16 competitors turned out to do the sealed surface Autotest at the Peth. With Helen Harkness taking on the role of organising this one and came up with a great afternoon of non stop action with very little cone moving. The event was marshalled by Ian Robinson, Michael Lindsay & Graham Petry with Caroline Lodge on results and Barry ‘Hop along’ Lindsay on photos (still not able to compete due to a broken ankle).
First test Nigel Moffat was quickest on 48, with John Holliday and Nigel Harkness on 50sec then Helen Harkness and Phil Jobson both on 51sec. Wrong tests for Simon Jobson & Bradley Rutherford.
Test 2 was a repeat Nigel M & Craig Stamper were quickest on 49sec, then Helen, Nigel H, John H and Martin Davies all on 50sec.
Test 3 Saw a different route over the same cones. Craig was quickest with 44 ahead of Nigel M on 45sec. Nigel H on 47, John H on 48 then Helen on 49sec. Wrong tests for Phil J & Josh Shaw.
Test 4 was a repeat Nigel M getting 41s, Bradley & Craig on 45, then Nigel H & John H on 47sec.
Positions after Test4
1st Nigel Moffat 3m 03 9th Phil Jobson 3m 40
2nd Craig Stamper 3m 08 10th David Garstang 3m 42
3rd Nigel Harkness 3m 14 11th Kieron Stynes 3m 48
4th John Holliday 3m 15 12th Bradley Rutherford 3m 48
5th John Ross 3m 24 13th Sade Burke 3m 57
6th Helen Harkness 3m 31 14th Michael Burke 4m22
7th Martin Davies 3m 34 15th Josh Shaw 4m 25
8th Sam Trotter 3m 38 16th Simon Jobson 4m 28
Test 5 Must have been slightly trickier. Wrong test for current leader Nigel M along with Sade Burke, Kieron Stynes & John Ross. Quickest was Craig with 54sec, then John H on 57 then Nigel H, Sam Trotter & David Garstang on 59sec.
Test 6 the re-run this time it was cones that were being hit 5 cars hitting cones. John H & Craig were quickest with 51sec, Bradley & Nigel H got 55sec then Phil on 58sec.
Test 7 was after another quick walk round the same cones now in a different order. Bradley was quickest 1m03, ahead of Craig on 1m04, John H on 1m05 then Nigel M, Nigel H & Simon Jobson on 1m07. Wrong test for Kieron.
Test 8 Bradley again got 1m03 ahead of Craig on 1m05 then Nigel M on 1m06. Nigel H and John H both on 1m07.
Test 9 was to be the last as time was getting on and some had a good travel home. John H & Nigel H went quickest with 45sec, Nigel M got 46sec then John R & David on 49sec.
Thanks to Helen for organizing a great afternoon, Marshals Ian, Michael & Graham. Allan Faulder for the use of the venue.
1st Craig Stamper 7m 56sec 9th Sam Trotter 9m 26sec
2nd John Holliday 1st Rd 8m 00sec 10th Phil Jobson 9m 31sec
3rd Nigel Harkness 8m 07sec 11th Martin Davies 9m 40sec
4th Nigel Moffat 8m 37sec 12th Sade Burke 10m 25sec
5th Helen Harkness 8m 47sec 13th Michael Burke 10m 31sec
6th David Garstang 8m 52sec 14th Simon Jobson 10m 42sec
7th Bradley Rutherford 1st Jnr 9m18sec 15th Josh Shaw 11m 00sec
8th John Ross 9m 19sec 16th Kieron Stynes 11m 13sec
2017 Championship Positions After Round 4 of 5
Overall (Top Ten) Road Car
1st Nigel Harkness 49 1st Nigel Harkness 37
2nd Helen Harkness 36 2nd John Holliday 33
3rd John Holliday 33 3rd Helen Harkness 27
4th John Ross 32 4th Andrew Robinson 15
5th Barry Lindsay 29 5th Geoffrey Harkness 10
6th Geoffrey Harkness 25
7th Andrew Robinson 23
8th David Garstang 20
9th Martin Davis 13
10th Kieron Stynes 8