2024 Formula Classic – Round 2

Collie Motorplex 24th March

The second race meeting of the year was a bitter sweet event in many ways.

The Bitter

The choice of date for the event may have impacted the number of entries received being the same date as the Melbourne Grand Prix, plus several of our top running competitors were still waiting for their vehicles to return from the Phillip Island Classic following some transport issues due to bad weather.

However, the absence of some of our regular top running competitors opened the door for some of our other ‘mid field’ players to vie for top honours.

Race 1 saw Lance Carwardine put his Jane Brabham on pole position with Brian Searles alongside him in his Ralt RT1 on the front row. Some engine maladies hampered Lance allowing Brian to take the lead and hold the position until the chequered flag. (The Sweet – Brian’s first race win in over 30 years!)

Murray Charnley join us for Race 2 with his beautiful Lotus 23 following some oil tank breather issues in qualifying that were not resolved in time for Race 1.

Lance had resolved his engine issues after Race 1 and quickly took to the lead in Race 2, followed by Brian and Glenn Swarbrick. Dave Dearden, in his Vector FF1600 was struggling with third gear issues that were hampering his efforts to challenge Glenn and Brian.

Race 3 was pretty much a copy of Race 2 except for Lance starting from pole position.

Long time between drinks, one happy camper!

Natsoft outright results for the meeting were;

1st           Lance Carwardine                                            67 pts

2nd          Brian Searles                                                      65 pts

3rd           Glenn Swarbrick                                               56 pts

Handicap results for this round;

1st           XXX                                                                        XX pts

2nd          XXX                                                                        XX pts

3rd           XXX                                                                        XX pts

The next round of the 2024 Formula Classic season is at Wanneroo Park on Sunday 14th April.

Full handicap results can be found here

MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here