Local drivers hit top form


What a cracker the Easter egg-stravaganza of racing put on by members of Scarborough Autograss Club turned out to be at the Hunmanby Raceway.

Locally-based drivers seem to excel driven on by a bumper crowd who were treated to some action-packed racing as well as spectacular high-speed crashes in the pleasantly warm Bank Holiday weekend sunshine.



During the interval the younger members of the crowd took to the track to run in races for the chance to win a Easter egg.

Defending Junior Special champion Steven Green did his chances of retaining his title no harm with a quartet of wins in a trouble-free day.

Abigail Ford continues to flourish in the class 11 category and collected a good haul of points, which when added up at the end of the season could well make her a contender for a major piece of silverware.

Her father Andy managed to avoid the carnage of the Class Two race to finish in the higher points but left Daniel Broughton to make the trip back to Whitby with more bits of his car missing than it came down with and fellow driver Daniel Fisher also with some major rebuilding work to do on his Nova.

With places in the Mens National finals still up for grabs Jem Snowden has almost certainly booked his place with a dominant display of racing in his Class Eight special which was new out of the box and will have left him very pleased with his investment.

Pickering’s Mark Hessleton took the honour of the most spectacular crash of the day after his Class Seven Mini (on its Hunmanby debut) had a coming together with the machine of Mally Wing on the back straight which left Hessleton’s car a stranded wreck on the armco barrier and brought the red flags out.

Filey Stock Hatch stalwart Graig Truelove was put under immense pressure from class debutant Cameron Spiller with Truelove holding his nerve to lead the young pretender to the chequered flag, will be left to re-think his race tactics next time out on Sunday May 8.