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

Full handicap results can be found here

MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here