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ISSUE 097 AUGUST 2014


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FERRARICOMPETITIONRESULTS CATCHING UP

END OF SEASON DINNER

This edition covers, rather too retrospectively we are afraid, the results and, in the case of racing, the reports of action on the hills, sprint courses and circuits during the summer month of August. Once the printers have done their stuff we shall be hard at work chronicling the following month’s activities. And, with any luck, in a few weeks we might have caught up. This is a bit like operating an out of control DVD recorder that is always several programmes ahead of play-back. Have patience!

I know that this may sound like a broken record since we have written about it several times in the past, but the Racers’ Dinner is on Saturday, 22nd November. The reason for repeating the reminder is that we know for a fact that some competitors seem to have mislaid their paperwork and one has even admitted that their dog has eaten it. So, if this happens to be you, please make sure that you return the relevant bit of paper (the completed booking form) to the Club office without delay. If you can’t find the form, contact Anne and she will email or post a replacement. This is an evening not to be missed by all those who have taken part in competition this year. It is the time when we present all that wonderful silverware together with other goodies, not to mention a small lake of Champagne and other useful bevvies.

GEORGE BYFORD

York Station to embark on a wonderful journey and, at the same time, enjoy a memorable wine-tasting dinner. This, I remind you, was thanks to all those competitors who, almost a year ago, contributed to the generous gift of tickets for this super excursion.

We are very sad to report the death, on 22nd September, of George Byford after a short illness. He was 88 years of age. For many years, starting from 1988, George was the Club’s Eligibility Scrutineer during the time of the Maranello Ferrari Challenge race Championship. He had a distinguished career associated with motorsport. For 14 years of his 25 years scrutineering at TAKING THE A TRAIN The train managers escorted Silverstone, he was the BRDC us to our seats in the dining car, In the early evening of Chief Scrutineer. His th appropriately (since Anne is from Friday, 29 August, Anne and I involvement with motor racing Northumberland) named the boarded the Northern Belle at began in 1948 when he started Alnwick Castle. It was all very as a mechanic. He served posh. Most of our fellow on the RAC’s Technical passengers were in evening WHAT’S LEFT Committee between 1974 dress and the tables were and 1988, and was an set perfectly with the finest NOVEMBER 1 FOC Pirelli Ferrari Hillclimb Associate Member of the napery and gleaming Championship End of Season BRDC. glassware. Dinner: Moore Place, Aspley George’s funeral took The Northern Belle’s Guise. place at St John’s Church, carriages evoke the golden near his home at age of travel in all its glory 22 FOC Racers End of Season Stanground, Peterborough, Presentation Dinner: – inside and out. From the th on 16 October. Ardencote Manor Hotel, handpainted and signwritten Claverdon, Warwickshire.

exterior to the luxuriously

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furnished interior, no detail seemed to have been overlooked. Our journey, the route of which wasn’t revealed until we departed, took us north past Thirsk and its racecourse, to Northallerton. From there we forked across towards the North Sea to Hartlepool and Chris Rea country. From Sunderland and the coast we turned west to Newcastle and then it was heading home via Durham and Darlington. We might have waved to Chris and Ali Butler but I guess by that time they would be putting the kids to bed. And during the whole of this smooth leisurely journey we sampled a six course banquet of exquisite dishes, each one accompanied by a superb wine served by the Chief Sommelier. There was Riesling (from Magnum bottles), Californian Chardonnay, a brilliant Rhone red, glasses of port, and, to finish, a Piemonte desert wine.

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Slightly unsteadily we disembarked at York at around midnight having enjoyed every minute of our little adventure. Anne and I thank everyone who made this wonderful experience possible. How lucky we are to have such good friends!

ay d h t r i B Happy vember in No SHARING An interesting fact about this month’s birthdays: not only do Rob Pulleyn and Chris Butler share a Ferrari 328GTB on the circuits, they also share the same birth date (although not the same year!).

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THRUXTON 16th/17th AUGUST 2014

fastest track in the UK. There was unofficial preevent testing on the Friday at which we noted Chris Goddard and Darren Wilson took full advantage. Gary Culver’s 328GTB was fresh from the paint shop after its repair to the damage sustained at Spa some four weeks earlier. It was the debut for the Cartwright’s brand new 2-car trailer, a prototype Brian James affair with double-decker

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hydraulic platforms. This looked impressive despite the worryingly high centre of gravity. Not surprisingly there were a few teething troubles with the device – the upper deck was reluctant to come down to release the top Ferrari – but nothing that a few well aimed blows by Jim Carty wielding a sledge hammer couldn’t put right. However, all this fiddling with the trailer meant that Jim was late to join Saturday’s

HE ULTRA QUICK circuit of Thruxton was the venue on the weekend of 16th/17th August for the double-header rounds 9 and 10 of the Pirelli Ferrari formula classic series reports JOHN SWIFT. August is always a bit of a lottery so far as grid sizes are concerned. Young families with children of school age inevitably head for the seaside or abroad for their holidays at this time. So it was no surprise to find that the Ferrari entry for this event was on the low side, with just a baker’s dozen number of cars on the list for Saturday’s racing. It could have been worse: for their prestigious Formula 3 championship event, organisers BARC received a disastrous entry of only 5 cars. The weekend’s programme for our cars was a 25 minute race on each day preceded by a 20 minute qualifier. This is a generous amount of track time which enables most drivers to get to know the nuances of this Nick Cartwright (Gp4 328GTB) and Richard Moseley (Gp2 308GTB) had a terrific dice in Saturday’s race, with Richard eventually coming out on top. circuit which boasts to be the

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qualifying session – he only managed three laps – while Nick missed it altogether and was obliged to qualify out of session with some MGs.

Q1 There were some setbacks during the session. Tim Walker’s Gp3 328 had an oil problem although he managed to gain a mid-grid position. Local man Ray Ferguson suffered a misfire with his Mondial t, found to be due to a loose electrical connection. The previous day’s testing obviously had done Darren Wilson a power of good. He put his stripy 328 on pole position (with a time of 1:30.221, exactly 94mph average), the first time in ages that we can recall a Gp3 car outpacing the Gp4 Ferraris. Not far behind was Gary Culver (1:30.589) with Chris Goddard a quarter of a second slower. Interestingly, Goddard’s Gp2 308 was the fastest timed car through the speed trap, at 122.5mph. The closeness of the times promised well for the afternoon’s race. In the intermission, Walker carried out some re-plumbing work on his 328, routing the oil breather into a catch tank rather than through the air cleaner.

Race 1 At around 3.20 the cars assembled for the race. The weather was dry and sunny with a stiff breeze cooling the air. From top:  Peter Everingham leads Chris Goddard and Tim Walker. Evers was rewarded with the RnR Driver of the Meeting for his exceptional efforts.  Darren Wilson put his Gp3 car on pole for Race 1, an outstanding achievement. Here he leads Nigel Jenkins in R1.  Richard Fenny chased by Carl Burgar and Myles Poulton. Richard’s windscreen wiper played tricks leading to some ribaldry from the spectators.  Nick Cartwright brings his smoking 328GTB into the pit lane to retire after its engine cried ‘enough!’

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Pole man Wilson made a poor getaway and Culver powered into the lead followed by Jim Cartwright. Already there was a little gap to third man Wilson, who led a close gaggle of pursuers consisting of Nigel Jenkins, Peter Everingham, Goddard and Walker. At the tail, Richard Fenny (Gp2 308GT4) and Carl Burgar (Mondial QV) were having a nice dice. By the second lap Jenkins had moved up to third but was steadily losing ground to the two leaders. Fighting hard for fourth spot and class leadership was the trio of Evers, Goddard and Walker after Wilson, with no drive to his RH hub, pulled off on lap 4. Behind these three there was a great battle going on between

Duels don’t get much closer than this. Gary Culver leads Jim Cartwright in Saturday’s epic battle.

which demoted him from 4th to 5th overall. The drama surrounding Nick

A feature of Sunday’s race was Myles Poulton’s drive from the back of the field in his 328GTS to just pip local man Ray Ferguson’s Mondial t.

Richard Moseley and Nick Cartwright. This little scrimmage lasted until lap 11, when Nick headed for the pit lane with smoke and flames pouring from his 328’s engine. Another interesting fight was that between the Gp4 cars of Myles Poulton and Thruxton regular Ray Ferguson. Myles had spun his 328GTS on lap 3 but was impressively making up for lost time thereafter. He didn’t catch Ray, but he made a good fist of trying to. At the end it was Culver who took the flag, some 4 seconds ahead of Jim Cartwright. Goddard was penalised 10 seconds for making a false start,

Cartwright’s spectacular pit lane explosion was diagnosed to be a dropped valve which had pressurised the crankcase. It sounded like an expensive failure.

sadly loading his broken 328 for home. The weather was fickle: it was cloudy but dry throughout the session but shortly after it ended there was a heavy shower of rain. Q2 was timed for 11 o’clock on Sunday morning and there was a lot of activity in the paddock to sort out problems from the previous day. Jim Cartwright was busy fitting the front discs removed from his father’s moribund car (his own were worn out). Wilson, thanks to the seemingly inexhaustible stock of spare Ferrari parts in Chris Goddard’s van, was able to change the defective hub on his 328. Burgar was concerned that his Mondial was losing coolant but was unable to find out why. Evers was also on the ‘concerned’ list, in his case because of a suspected failing crankshaft oil seal.

Q2 There were 11 cars out for Sunday’s qualifying. Absentees were Gary Culver, who was heading to the airport on a business trip, and Nick Cartwright,

There were lots of trophies and bottles of Champagne to go for on each day.

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Most of the cars managed 12 or 13 laps but Walker pulled in after 7. He feared a spring platform was moving around but happily it proved to be okay. For Peter Moseley, who had taken over the family 308 from son Richard, there was lots of learning to do on his first visit to Thruxton. The time sheets showed that Jim Cartwright had captured pole position (1:29.861) with Jenkins about half a second slower. Goddard, in third overall, had speeded up while Wilson, now with a new hub, was leading the Gp3 brigade. Richard Fenny’s GT4 looked slightly comical: its windscreen wiper was sticking up vertically leading to salacious comments about inadvertent erection.

Race 2 The start of the race saw Jenkins make a perfect launch, pole man Cartwright a less good one. Goddard, his 308GTB still the fastest car in a straight line, slotted into 2nd ahead of the tardy Jim. Poulton’s car simply stopped on that opening lap; Myles pulled off the track, turned the key and hey presto the engine burst into life again. Most

Suzanne Everingham presents Richard Moseley with his trophy after his brilliant drive in Saturday’s race.

odd.

flying Goddard, most of the spectator interest was focused on Poulton. From dead last he was making spectacular progress through the field. By mid race he had passed three cars and was homing in on Ferguson who, as we are all aware, knows this circuit like the back of his hand. On the last lap Myles managed to find a way round the bright yellow Mondial to finish in a commendable 6th place overall. Jim Cartwright cruised home the winner, setting the fastest lap at 1:29.472 which is an almost identical time to Gary Culver’s fastest the previous day. Chris Goddard took 3rd and another Gp2 class win while Evers beat the rapid Wilson for Gp3 honours. After the dust had settled Jane Moseley presented the trophies and the Champagne. The very special RnR award for driver of the meeting went to Peter Everingham in recognition of his purposeful driving throughout the weekend.

Lap 2 and Jim had got his 328 into full cooking mode and second place, while Evers was driving superbly in 4th, glued to the rear of Goddard’s car. Then it was Wilson with Ferguson gamely trying to keep up. There was three-way warfare further back featuring Burgar, Moseley and Fenny in that order. The luckless Walker was forced to retire on lap 2 when a front wishbone collapsed. Meanwhile Jenkins’s and Cartwright’s 328s were so close to each other that you might have thought they were mating. Going through the Club complex they touched – not savagely but enough to unsettle Jim Cartwright was Sunday’s overall the leader and the next race winner. time round it was Jim in the lead. With Jim increasing With his 308GTB behaving itself the distance to Nigel’s impeccably all weekend, Chris Compton second placed car and Evers Goddard scooped Gp2 honours not quite able to match the on both days

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THRUXTON 16/17th AUGUST 2014 ROUND 9: 16th August 2014 Pos

No

1

34

2

Driver

Tipo

Group

Laps

Time

Best Lap

Qualify

Pos

Gary Culver

328GTB

4

17

25:42.253

1:29.415

1:30.589

2

69

Jim Cartwright

328GTB

4

17

25:46.519

1:30.044

1:32.426

4

3

54

Nigel Jenkins

328GTB

4

17

26:17.203

1:31.532

1:32.463

5

4

12

Peter Everingham

328GTB

3

17

26:29.237

1:32.081

1:32.755

6

5

44

Chris Goddard

308GTB

2

17

26:35.476

1:31.858

1:30.831

3

6

71

Tim Walker

328GTB

3

17

26:40.839

1:32.223

1:33.492

7

7

16

Richard Moseley

308GTB

2

17

26:57.709

1:33.392

1:34.457

8

8

7

Ray Ferguson

Mondial t

4

16

26:43.779

1:37.122

1:38.419

11

9

28

Myles Poulton

328GTS

4

16

27:03.755

1:37.633

1:37.548

9

10

25

Richard Fenny

308GT4

2

16

27:40.353

1:39.189.

1:38.361

10

11

56

Carl Burgar

Mondial QV

1

16

27:16.755

1:40.095

1:41.908

12

DNF

3

Nick Cartwright

328GTB

4

10

15:52.463

1:33.587

*

DNF

10

Darren Wilson

328GTB

3

4

6:15.987

1:32.157

1:30.221

Class Winners Group 4 Gary Culver Group 3 Peter Everingham Group 2 Chris Goddard

Fastest Laps:

Group 1 Carl Burgar

1

Gary Culver Chris Goddard

Gp4 Gp2

1:29.415 (94.85 mph) 1:31.858 (92.33 mph)

Peter Everingham

Gp3

1:32.081 (92.11 mph)

Carl Burgar

Gp1

1:40.095 (84.73 mph)

ROUND 10: 17th August 2014 Pos

No

1

69

2

Driver

Tipo

Group

Laps

Time

Best Lap

Qualify

Pos

Jim Cartwright

328GTB

4

17

25:47.482

1:29.472

1:29.861

1

54

Nigel Jenkins

328GTB

4

17

26:03.009

1:30.688

1:30.402

2

3

44

Chris Goddard

308GTB

2

17

26:08.798

1:30.925

1:30.556

3

4

12

Peter Everingham

328GTB

3

17

26:10.123

1:31.368

1:31.636

5

5

10

Darren Wilson

328GTB

3

17

26: 14.900

1:31.505

1:30.869

4

6

28

Myles Poulton

328GTS

4

16

26: 22.292

1:34.959

1:37.033

7

7

7

Ray Ferguson

Mondial t

4

16

26: 25.067

1:38.697

1:37.696

8

8

46

Peter Moseley

308GTB

2

17

26: 99.807

1:38.697

1:41.964

11

9

56

Carl Burgar

Mondial QV

1

16

27:05.900

1:39.602

1:40.108

9

10

25

Richard Fenny

308GT4

2

16

27:12.939

1:40.137

1:41.815

10

DNF

71

Tim Walker

328GTB

3

1

1:41.565

1:41.565

1:33.176

6

Class Winners Group 4 Jim Cartwright Group 3 Peter Everingham Group 2 Chris Goddard

Fastest Laps:

Jim Cartwright Chris Goddard

Gp4 Gp2

1:29.472 (94.79 mph) 1:30.925 (93.28 mph)

Peter Everingham Gp3

1:31.358 (92.83 mph)

Carl Burgar

1:39.602 (85.15 mph)

Gp1

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MIRA SPRINT 2nd AUGUST 2014 Round 11 Pirelli Ferrari Hillclimb Championship Driver

Tipo

Pract 1

Pract 2

Pract Run 1 Run 2 3

0-64 ft

PEP %

PEP time

Pts

430 Scuderia

65.53

50.44

69.24

68.58

54.53

2.76

4.0

56.98

13

430 Coupe

59.52

55.95

60.94

60.45

55.06

2.75

3.0

56.71

17

F355

59.27

58.94

66.73

61.67

57.25

2.53

0.0

57.25

12

Jon Goodwin

550

62.22

58.38

69.53

65.96

57.46

2.67

-1.0

56..89

15

Shaun Smith

328GTB

63.60

61.25

66.73

63.36

58.30

2.68

-3.0

56.55

20

Pauline Goodwin

California

60.66

59.85

61.90

61.99

58.67

2.56

1.0

59.26

11

360 Spider

65.76

62.14

62.14

68.27

60.76

2.74

1.0

61.37

9

Mike Spicer

328GTB

65.71

62.10

67.20

62.59

62.38

6.25

-3.0

60.51

10

Peter Hitchman

360 Mar

77.66

79.48

88.61

80.90

70.42

2.59

1.0

71.12

8

John Marshall Nick Taylor Richard Preece

Mark Wibberley

1st John Marshall

Class Awards:

2nd Nick Taylor

CURBOROUGH SPRINT (2 laps) 17th AUGUST 2014 Round 12 Pirelli Ferrari Hillclimb Championship Driver

Tipo

Pract 1

Pract 2

Run 1

Run 2

Run 3

64 ft

Split/ speed

PEP %

PEP time

Pts

430 Coupe

67.18

65.75

64.83

64.92

64.85

2.64

43.30/101

3.0

66.77

13

Richard Prior

F355

67.04

66.13

65.73

65.03

65.27

2.50

43.17/94

1.0

65.68

20

Richard Preece

F355

69.04

71.09

68.02

68.52

67.85

2.47

45.64/94

0.0

67.85

10

Mike Spicer

328GTB

70.27

69.27

68.25

68.40

68.09

2.31

45.18/89

-3.0

66.05

17

Pauline Goodwin

California

73.45

70.53

69.16

69.18

70.00

2.63

46.42/98

1.0

69.85

7

Philip Whitehead

F355

72.97

70.87

69.80

69.79

69.19

2.83

46.44/93

0.0

69.19

9

328GTB

70.23

69.67

70.24

69.25

69.45

2.63

46.33/89

-3.0

67.17

12

Chris Hitchman

F355GTS

72.08

70.08

69.42

72.66

69.63

2.70

45.97/92

0.0

69.42

8

Brian Jackson

308GTB

72.91

71.14

69.64

70.09

70.10

2.67

46.17/82

-4.5

66.51

15

Jack Hargreaves

308GTB

73.79

70.42

73.80

71.16

70.38

2.61

46.85/84

-4.5

67.21

11

Mark Wibberley

360 Spider

73.19

72.36

72.24

71.55

71.58

2.63

48.22/94

1.0

72.27

3

Lorraine Hitchman

328GTS

75.35

72.49

76.01

72.14

73.51

2.54

48.27/87

-3.0

69.98

5

Jeff Cooper

360 Mod

78.10

76.34

73.51

73.51

73.01

3.16

48.86/82

1.0

73.74

2

Tony Attwood

308GT4

82.06

75.77

73.26

73.62

73.70

2.77

48.59/81

-4.5

69.96

6

Mark Hargreaves

308GT4

76.49

73.99

74.16

76.75

73.54

2.62

48.93/79

-4.5

70.23

4

Peter Rogerson

360 Mod

76.11

76.43

75.68

73.68

74.42

2.53

49.84/94

1.0

74.42

1

Peter Hitchman

360 Mod

85.52

81.18

75.63

76.44

76.54

2.74

51.94/89

-1.0

76.39

1

Iwan Attwood

308GT4

86.43

78.47

fail

81.66

80.28

3.02

53.93/80

-4.5

76.67

1

Nick Taylor

Shaun Smith

Note: 64ft and stats for fastest run

RS&SCC Class Awards:

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1st Nick Taylor

2nd Richard Prior

3rd Richard Preece


CASTLE COMBE 25th AUGUST 2014

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Water, water, everywhere at the Bumpy Castle UR TRADITIONAL August Bank Holiday Monday outing to Castle Combe can sometimes be blighted by the equally traditional British dodgy holiday weather writes JOHN SWIFT. We had a deluge in 2012 and this year’s race meeting looked like being a repeat if one believed the forecasters. My iPad predicted ‘heavy rain’ for days before the event, and that’s exactly what we got. An entry of 14 Ferraris arrived at this popular Wiltshire circuit to do battle, made up of 4 Gp4 cars, 5 Gp3, 4 Gp2 and a singleton Gp1. All the drivers were regular competitors, with Peter Moseley in charge of the family 308GTB while son Richard packed his holiday suitcase. The rain started as soon as we arrived at the track in the morning and continued unceasingly until we left in late afternoon. There was no let-up Top: Pete Fisk drove brilliantly in the tortuous conditions, leading the race for the first six laps in his Gp3 328GTB. Bottom: Ray Ferguson seemed to be entirely at home in the deluge, having an excellent drive in his immaculate canary yellow Mondial.

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 Top: Myles Poulton (328GTS) was one of several spinners. Here Carl Burgar splashes past in his Mondial QV.  Centre: Darren Wilson impressed in his 328GTB.  Bottom: Swift kept ‘Old Blue Thing’ ahead of the other Gp2 Ferraris for most of the race but Chris Goddard (44) finally found a way past on the last lap.

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and those who look after our own cars (in Classic, that means most of us) were pretty soggy by the close of play. The deep treaded Pirelli Rosso tyres were the universal choice of rubber for the conditions. Your scribe had toyed with the idea of going out for qualifying on the List 1B Kumhos to see how they performed in the wet – we haven’t any experience of them in the rain this season – but seeing the rooster tails of spray thrown up by cars in earlier qualifying sessions suggested this would be a Bad Idea. The wet track conditions were made much worse by oil deposited by cars in the previous session. Oil flags were displayed at every corner and adhesion was minimal. Myles Poulton, having his first taste of Castle Combe, had a harmless spin in his 328GTS but Chris Goddard was not so lucky. He slid off the track at Camp corner in his 308GTB, unfortunately incurring some damage. It took a little time to extricate the car during which time the rest of us toured round behind the safety car. The timesheets showed that on the final lap of the session both Gary Culver and Pete Fisk (Gp3 328GTB) clocked near identical times (1:38.697 and 1:38.864 respectively) to capture the two front row places. These stunning times were an incredible 5 seconds or so quicker than the rest of the field. John Swift’s 308GTB was the fastest of the Gp2 cars while Carl Burgar, in the only Gp1 machine, brought his Mondial QV safely round to complete the list. As usual at Castle Combe, we had hired the Strawford Centre for our hospitality and this was a welcome dry oasis to shelter from the inclemency outside. With coffee and Danish pastries served in the morning, an excellent lunch, and afternoon tea, many Club members joined the competitors to enjoy some first class catering. Just after 4pm the cars were assembled for the 20-minute race. Conditions were just as wet


as they had been in qualifying, prompting Nicky Paul-Barron to surprisingly load up his car and go home. This reduced the field to just 13 cars for the rather more hardy spectators to look forward to watching. The start at Castle Combe is always difficult because for some reason the grid is clumped very closely. This means that if anyone makes a bad getaway, the drivers immediately behind have to virtually come to a halt. And so it was this time. Nigel Jenkins’s 328 proved difficult to get into motion so Tim Walker and yours truly were held captive for a vital few seconds. Into the lead – perhaps unexpectedly but nevertheless spectacularly – went Fisk, with the Gp4 car of Culver in his watery wake. Then it was Darren Wilson, the slow starting Jenkins followed by an on-form Ray Ferguson in the bright yellow Mondial t from his second row grid position. In 6th was Peter Everingham having got the jump on rival Tim Walker, and then the posse of closely bunched Gp2 Ferraris led by your reporter’s Old Blue Thing. On lap 3, Evers spun elegantly at Old Paddock Bend, handing his position over to a grateful Walker. Jenkins also moved up a place and into 3rd. Peter Moseley retired his 308GTB on lap 5. Lap 6 saw Culver managing to squeeze past Fisk to take the lead although the latter, despite the near impenetrable spray, immediately latched on to his tail. The two leaders were lapping at a very similar pace, with rarely more than half a second between them. All this time Swift was leading the Gp2 brigade, tiptoeing through the treacherous corners and then giving the 308 the gun on the straight bits. His Top: Gary Culver added another win pursuers, initially led by Fenny to his amazing 2014 tally. and then, from lap 7, by Centre: Pete Fisk drove a brilliant race and was rewarded with the RnR Goddard, were dogged in their Driver of the Day trophy. chase but clearly were having Bottom: Yours truly with Castle difficulty in finding a way past. Combe’s long-serving and now Poulton spun a couple of times, retiring director, Adrian Fawdington. on the second occasion obligingly

on the grass right in front of the Strawford Centre’s Ferrari spectators. On the very last lap Swift’s 308’s rear end lost all grip around Camp corner and Goddard seized the opportunity to nip past and into the lead of Gp2. The chequered flag came out and Gary Culver acknowledged another important victory although Pete Fisk, to great applause, took an overall second and a Gp3 class win only 1.134 sec behind. Nigel Jenkins was a safe third ahead of Darren Wilson while Ray Ferguson, after a truly impressive drive, brought his Mondial home in 5th. The RnR Classic Driver of the Day award was deservedly won by Pete Fisk in recognition of his demon performance. The trophies, rather handsome pewter cups this time provided by Castle Combe, were presented by Adrian Fawdington. Adrian has been a senior member of the Castle Combe establishment for a good many years and has now decided to spend more time at his other home in America. It was fitting that as a keen Ferrari supporter (he has one himself) he should be invited to hand out the awards at one of his last race meetings. We were introduced to his successor, Steve Weston, who is also a long serving Castle Combe Circuit man. Like Adrian, he is a Ferrari aficionado, which is good news for the future. Following the prizes, Yvonne Preston orchestrated a rendering of ‘Happy Birthday to You’ by the gathered Club members for Anne, whose birthday had been celebrated the previous day. Yvonne not only organised the choir but, in a good imitation of the Great British Bake Off, produced a lovely little cake complete with candles! What a nice idea!

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ROUND 11 CASTLE COMBE 25th August 2014 Pos

No

1

34

2

Driver

Tipo

Group

Laps

Time

Best Lap

Qualify

Pos

Gary Culver

328GTB

4

12

20:03.593

1:37.667

1:38.697

1

30

Peter Fisk

328GTB

3

12

20:04.727

1:38.462

1:38.864

2

3

54

Nigel Jenkins

328GTB

4

12

20:58.168

1:42.180

1:45.395

6

4

10

Darren Wilson

328GTB

3

12

21:07.991:

1:43.994

1:43.547

3

5

7

Ray Ferguson

Mondial t

4

11

20:11.293

1:48.255

1:45.341

4

6

71

Tim Walker

328GTB

3

11

20:30.035

1:48.911

1:51.003

8

7

12

Peter Everingham

328GTB

3

11

20:31.004

1:48.314

1:49.715

7

8

44

Chris Compton Goddard

308GTB

2

11

21:33.275

1:50.900

1:55.225

12

9

11

John Swift

308GTB

2

11

21:39.790

1:55.810

1:53.532

10

10

25

Richard Fenny

308GT4

2

11

21:40.071

1:55.410

1:54.611

11

11

56

Carl Burgar

Mondial QV

1

10

20:12.826

1:57.355

1:58.892

14

12

28

Myles Poulton

328GTB

4

10

20:19.765

1:52.398

1:53.101

9

DNF

16

Peter Moseley

308GTB

2

4

11:52.850

1:58.718

1:56.178

13

NS

17

Nicky Paul-Barron

328GTB

4

1:45.392

5

Class Winners

Fastest Laps:

Gary Culver

Gp4

1:37.667 (68.19 mph)

Group 4 Gary Culver

Peter Fisk

Gp3

1:38.462 (67.64 mph)

Group 3 Peter Fisk

Chris Goddard

Gp2

1:50.900 (60.05 mph)

Group 2 Chris Goddard

Carl Burgar

Gp1

1:57.355 (56.75 mph)

Group 1 Carl Burgar

Postscript “Following the prizes, Yvonne Preston orchestrated a rendering of ‘Happy Birthday to You’ by the gathered Club members for Anne, whose birthday had been celebrated the previous day. Yvonne not only organised the choir but, in a good imitation of the Great British Bake Off, produced a lovely little cake complete with candles! What a nice idea!”

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CASTLE COMBE 25th AUGUST 2014

HE PENULTIMATE RACE meeting of the 2014 Pirelli Ferrari Open series took place at a very wet Castle Combe on August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August reports JOHN SWIFT. It was at this race meeting, just 12 months before, that we had seen one of the best battles ever in PFO. Wayne Marrs and Sam Smeeth, both in 458 Challenge cars, slugged it out for the whole of the race with Wayne finally emerging triumphant by the width of a cigarette paper. So with this past high drama and the race’s obvious 2013 success in mind, one might have expected a good turn-out of cars this year. Sadly the reality was different and the entry amounted to just six Ferraris: two class C4, a single C2 and a trio of Trofeo class F355s. The 20-minute qualifying session commenced at just after

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9.30am in continuous rain. This for the 25-minute race in the was especially testing for Paul early afternoon. The track was Ugo, who had never previously awash in parts and there seemed driven his 360 Challenge in the to be a certain amount of oil wet. around to make things even more Last year’s hero, Wayne difficult. Marrs, put his 458 comfortably on From the lights, pole man pole with a time of 1:14.415, a Marrs took the initiative ahead of couple of seconds quicker than Reeder, with Jenkins leading his local man Graham Reeder with Trofeo rivals. By lap 3 the his 430GT3. Leading the Trofeo interval between the two leaders car was Nigel Jenkins in was almost 6 seconds but then 1:21.837, marginally faster than the pair of white 355s driven by Vance Kearney and Darren Laverty. Paul Ugo wisely kept his 360/Ch on the tarmac as he explored its handling in the tricky conditions. The weather was rather worse Paul Ugo’s 360 Challenge was the only class C2 by the time the Ferrari at Castle Combe. cars were called up

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trying a fraction too hard, had a monumental spin onto the grass infield as he accelerated out of Camp. The race continued to its damp finish with Marrs making no mistakes and taking the chequered flag 10 seconds ahead of Reeder. Darren Laverty benefited from Kearney’s spin and snatched 2nd spot behind the victorious Jenkins. Later, at the awards ceremony in the Strawford Centre, the Castle Combe trophies were presented by Adrian Fawdington. The coveted Prestige Estates Driver of the Day cup was won by Wayne Marrs in recognition of his exceptional winning drive.

“Vance Kearney (8) kept bravely on the buttocks of Nigel Jenkins’s F355.” Everything changed when Vance had a monumental spin onto the grass infield.

Reeder seemed to find a bit more pace and the margin began to come down. By lap 8, Reeder had effectively closed the gap and was right on Marrs’s tail. It was a similar position in Trofeo, with Kearney bravely on the buttocks of Jenkins’s F355. This was really exciting and we thought the class positions might change any time soon. They didn’t for

the simple reason that Marrs realised that there was a new sense of urgency and put in a couple of really quick laps in the 1:17s. And Vance, perhaps

The first drivers past the post. L to R: Graham Reeder, overall winner Wayne Marrs, and Trofeo victor Nigel Jenkins.

ROUND 9 CASTLE COMBE 25th AUGUST 2014 Pos

No

Driver

Tipo

Class

Laps

Time

Best Lap

Qualify

Pos

1

60

Wayne Marrs

458/Ch

C4

19

25:10.208

1:17.853

1:14.415

1

2

24

Graham Reeder

430GT3

C4

19

25:20.826

1:18.387

1:16.896

2

3

54

Nigel Jenkins

F355/Ch

CT

18

26:08.578

1:24.154

1:21.837

3

4

66

Darren Laverty

F355/Ch

CT

18

26:15.488

1:25.322

1:23.769

5

5

8

Vance Kearney

F355/Ch

CT

18

26:18.988

1:24.334

1:23.102

4

6

59

Paul Ugo

360/Ch

C2

18

26:30.837

1:24.347

1:25.210

6

Class Winners C4 Wayne Marrs C2 Paul Ugo CT Nigel Jenkins

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Fastest Laps:

Wayne Marrs

C4

1:17.853 84.54 mph

Paul Ugo

C2

1:24.347 79.14 mph

Vance Kearney

CT

1:24.154 79.14 mph


PIRELLI FERRARI HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS after Round 12

Richard Prior

155

Richard Allen

47

Shaun Smith

136

Mark Hargreaves

44

Mike Spicer

121

Wendy Ann Marshall

42

Richard Preece

114

Chris Hitchman

38

Philip Whitehead

90

Peter Rogerson

31

Jack Hargreaves

88

Tony Attwood

25

Nick Taylor

85

Peter Hitchman

23

Pauline Goodwin Competitors indicated in blue are eligible for the Classic Cup.

73 (31) Lorraine Hitchman

20

Mark Wibberley

66

Iwan Attwood

16

Brian Jackson

66

David Snelson

13

John Marshall

65

Jeff Cooper

13

Jon Goodwin John Swift

62 (30) Caroline Cooper

9

57

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