2020 Formula Classic Round 5
2020 Formula Classis – Round 5
Coalfields 500 – 3rd / 4th October
The Collie track welcomed Formula Classic to the Coalfields 500 event for Round 5 of our championship. The weather stayed dry for the majority of the weekend albeit there was a bitter wind blowing most of the time.
A good entry of 12 cars turned up on the grid for practice, 10 regular Formula Classic entrants and two guest Formula Ford drivers from the Fastlane stables.
The qualifying pace was set by Marty Bullock in his Chevron and Simon Alderson in his Van Diemen with Craig Thompson, Ricky Virago, Jamie Kerkhoff and the two guest Formula Fords all snapping at their heels.
John Rowe made his first appearance of the year with his beautiful Lotus 18 Formula Junior. The car sounding very sweet but unfortunately a gearbox issue put him out after the first race.
Ricky Virago’s Collie misfortunes continued, having practiced and qualified well an electrical gremlin shut his engine down on the first lap of the first race and the problem could not be fixed track.
Marty Bullock won all three events but was given a 5 second time penalty in Race one for movement on the start grid that handed the win to Simon Alderson. Craig Thompson finishing third overall for the weekend, struggling with a clutch issue in the last run,
Outright results for the weekend were;
1st Marty Bullock 70 pts
2nd Simon Alderson 65 pts
3rd Craig Thompson 52 pts
Handicap results for the weekend;
1st Glenn Swarbrick 22 pts
2nd Leon Majestro 21 pts
3rd Martin Bullock 20 pts
The next round is at Barbagallo over the 31st October / 1st November weekend.