2020 Formula Classic – Round 3WASCC Tander Cup Race Meeting – 11th July
Note: original rounds 3,4 & 5 cancelled due to COVID
After an extended delay in 2020 season due to the Covid 19 virus Formula Classic returned to racing at the Tander Cup meeting.
A good field of cars were entered for the event, 17 but only 16 took to the track on Saturday morning for qualifying as Lance Carwardine had a major engine failure in his OMS in Friday’s practice session.
Qualifying was very close with less than 1.5 seconds separating the top four cars. Simon Alderson taking pole position with a 59.2 second lap, followed by Marty Bullock in his Chevron, Shane Gifford in his March and Dave Turner (Ralt RT4). Qualifying however also took it’s tole on a few other cars, Brian Searles Ralt RT1 had an engine failure, Harvey Leys Chevron had an excursion into the sand trap and severely damaged the front bodywork and Rob Jordan’s Lola dropped out too with problems.
Race 1 saw Marty get ahead of Simon and lead until the chequered flag, although Simon was glued to his gearbox throughout the event. Dave Turner finish 3rd ahead of Craig Thompson in his Van Diemen FF2000 . After a poor qualifying time, Jamie Kerkhoff got his TRD Toyota going well and recording a 60.7 second lap until rear suspension failure forced his retirement from the race and the rest of the meeting.
Races 2 and 3 saw Marty reinforce is position at the front of the field with Dave Turner running second, Simon Alderson third and Shane Gifford forth.
It was great to see Joe Ricciardo join the event driving his beautifully presented Brabham BT6 Formula Junior.
Outright results for the weekend were;
1st Marty Bullock 75 pts
2nd David Turner 58 pts
3rd Simon Alderson 56 pts
Handicap results for the weekend;
1st Ricky Virago 20 pts
2nd Shane Gifford 17 pts
3rd Neil Woodward 15 pts
The next round is at Barbagallo on Sunday 16th August.
Let’s see if we can put out a large group of cars to support this event and the WASCC club.
Full handicap results can be found here