2019 Formula Classic – Round 3Barbagallo April Race meeting – 13th April
Only 11 Formula Classic cars were entered for the April race meeting, a somewhat disappointing number for the third round of the 2019 championship, however it was good to see two Sports 2000 cars from Rob Jordan’s collection join the Formula Classic group for this race meeting. Rob was driving his Tiga SC80 and David Turner in the Lola T492. Rob ran reliably in the first two events but spun off on some oil during the third race. Dave, unfortunately struggle all day with the Lola only managing a couple of laps before retiring the car. Hopefully we’ll see more of them throughout the remainder of the season.
Michael Henderson continued his winning ways in his Ralt RT4 with Simon Alderson snapping at his heels in Race 1 but unable to keep up that pressure on Michael during the next two runs due to some clutch issues with his Van Diemen. “Hendo” did get his wrist slapped by the officials after race 2 for overtaking a backmarker under the yellow flag and he earned himself a 30 second time penalty for his trouble reducing him to second place in that race.
Harvey Leys brought out his big Chevron sports car and it ran strongly all day, Harvey cleaning up in the handicap results winning all three rounds.
Outright positions for the weekend were;
1st Michael Henderson
2nd Simon Alderson
3rd Andrew Nielson
Handicap results for the event were;
1st Harvey Leys
2nd Murray Charnley, Simon Alderson, Craig Thompson & Michael Henderson
The next round is the Ernie Hastie Memorial at Collie over the weekend of 18th – 19th May, this event should be on the new long circuit so let’s see if we can put out a large group of cars to support this event and the Collie Motor Club.