2023 Formula Classic – Round 5

WASCC June Meeting, 10th June

There was a small field of only nine cars which fronted up for the Fifth round of the Championship held at Carco.com.au  Raceway.

Qualifying took place on a slippery cold and damp track with pole position being taken by Allan Jones in his beautifully presented Ralt RT5 and closely followed by Bill Norman and Ricky Virago.

Race one took place on a drying track, Bill Norman coming in first ahead of Allan Jones, with Lance Carwardine in third place.

Rain was threatening when race two started and a few laps in a light shower occurred. Harvey Leys withdrew and Craig Thompson pitted after one lap with mechanical issues which proved to be terminal, thus ending his day. Dave Dearden lost  the nosecone of his Vector on the turn seven curbing and retired.

The race was won by Allan Jones, closely followed by Bill Norman with Lance Carwardine in third place.

Race three was on a wet track, Allan Jones took an early lead with Ricky Virago in His Lola T492 S2000 on fresh wet tyres running in second place ahead of Lance Carwardine in the Brabham who finished third.

Dave Dearden was having handling problems and retired after a short spell in the turn 6 sandtrap.

Bill Norman struggled with grip due to his wet weather tyres being concrete like in hardness.

Outright results for the meeting were;

1st           Allan Jones                                                        70 pts

2nd          Bill Norman                                                      61 pts

3rd           Lance Carwardine                                           54 pts

Handicap results for this round;

1st           Bob Creasy                                                           33 pts

2nd          Glenn Swarbrick                                                  28 pts

3rd           Ricky Virago                                                        14 pts

The next round is at Carco.com.au Raceway on the 1st July.