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

Full handicap results can be found here

MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here

The next round is at Barbagallo over the 31st October / 1st November weekend.