2022 Formula Classic – Round 6
Tyre Place Track Attack, Collie – 21st August
The sixth round of the 2022 Formula Classic season was held at Collie Motorplex on Sunday 21st August.
There were only six entrants in the Formula Classic event and FCR had to argue strongly with MSA and the Collie race officials not to amalgamate the group with Formula Ford. The winning argument being that the Formula Ford event was a championship round and that for them to have ‘other’ cars on the track at the same time may interfere with the outcome of their championship.
Dan Gate blitzed the qualifying session in his Ralt RT4, 7 seconds quicker than the second place qualifier. Sadly, Ricky Virago’s Ralt RT5 only managed half a lap in qualifying before clutch failure put him out for the day.
The highlight of the meeting was Dan Gate setting a new Formula Classic lap record in race one in a time of 1 min. 07.81 sec. Eclipsing Hendo’s previously lap record by 0.1 sec.
Outside the excitement of the new lap record the three events were largely processional with only Neil McCrudden and Brian Searles having a personal battle at the back of the field for tail end honours.
Outright results for the meeting were;
1st Dan Gate 75 pts
2nd Lance Carwardine 60 pts
3rd Craig Thompson 54 pts
Handicap results for this round;
1st Craig Thompson 25 pts
2nd Brian Searles 17 pts
3rd Lance Carwardine 14 pts