Pembrey 12th & 13th May - Mostly Moist !!!


me (left) lining up Simon (right) for a pass - yeah its true i didn't finish last...

Having made the 6.5 hour journey down from Manchester, we were welcomed at Pembrey with really crap weather, and a paddock crowded with trucks and camper vans, ended up in outer Mongolia about as far away from the bar as possible. First job was to put the tent up. Managed to find a slight rise in the saturated grass, tent pegs went in easy enough.
Went to bar for something to eat - "finished serving at half past" - into truck and off into Pembrey to find a very obliging landlord and a decent meal. Off to bed early.

Woke at 4 AM with a really bad urge to pee, thought i might as well have a shower to try and warm up... spend a good 30 mins getting warm, got dressed and went back to bed until 7.

Off to scrutineering, no problems, scruit thought it was a modified Elise - he was close. He spotted the towel in the front - soaking up all the water which had collected in the front battery bay.
I noticed that the engine cover is a bit heavy these days with all the extra metalwork.

Qualifying:
not raining - much... managed to remind myself where the track went and set a lap time on 1.19 - same as my race time in 2005 in the dry. qualified 4 from the back, and beat Simon... he had the car set-up all wrong and did a few comedy wobbles in front of me which was a bit scary...

Race 1:
Reasonable weather, stayed on the R888 tyres everyone else had switched to slicks, as able to pootle around quite well, started to find some speed in the VX, on about lap 3 or 4 came blasting up the start finish straight and was able to close 30 or 40 yards on Simon under braking, had him lined up for a pass on the Honda straight, and made it stick, this thing is fast in a straight line, if you can call the series of right handers a straight - flat in 4th, slight dab on brake for approach to start finish straight.
Red flags came out as i watched Matt fly off the track in front of me and smash into the side of the Mondeo of Alvin... nasty...
didn't finish last in class... and managed a 1.12

Race 2:
Qualified on row 9 - highest grid position since Anglesey (championship positions defined that one last year...) had a bit of a mare of a race, windscreen steamed up really badly, and I had a major off at the exit of the hairpin, was trying to drift out of the way of the Cosworth and keep Rich Ellingham behind me but compromised my line into the next corner, whoops, 720° spin, missed the tyre wall - just, and had to wait for about 7 or 8 cars to go past before I re-joined the circuit, no point going like a looney trying to catch up so I did the pootle thing again and went for the points... Was absolutely p**s wet though by the end, best lap 1.28 and still had to pack up in the pouring rain and drive 6 hours home.

Made use of truck's towing ability by pulling Simon Taylor's trailer and race car out of the mud... think he might owe me a beer as Cadwell :-)



Race 1 "moist" - Photo - (c) Flymo - Jim Mepham




Results - Race 1


Pos.
No.
Name
Class
Car
Qual.
Laps
Diff
Best
1
47
Nick Williamson
A
Ford Escort Cosworth
1:06:194
9
 
1:03.354
2
3
Mal Davison
A
Noble M12 GTR
1:04:528
9
0.153
1:02:428
3
84
Richard Hawken
A
Nissan Primera
1:07:823
9
14.587
 
4
36
Kevin Butcher
F
Audi A6 V8 Star
1:08:973
9
2.198
1:03:724
5
23
Alvin Powell
A
Ford Mondeo
1:09:577
9
4.522
1:01:496
6
7
John Hammersley
B
Vauxhall Cavalier
1:08:329
9
16.969
1:07:259
7
2
Simon Taylor
D
Honda Civic Type R
1:09:946
9
2.181
1:07:122
8
25
Derek Hale
A
Honda Accord
1:08:433
9
15.336
1:04:236
9
63
Tony Soper
A
Harrier LR9
1:11:735
9
0.932
1:07:936
10
32
Stephen Oliver
B
Lotus Elise
1:13:106
9
1.928
1:08:424
11
72
Stephen Pearcy
C
Rover 220 Gti
1:16:154
9
4.426
 
12
57
Jim Mepham
D
Renault Megane
1:10:324
9
2.153
1:08:666
13
22
Anthony Allitt
B
Renault Clio Cup
1:12:785
9
2.628
1:09:276
14
8
Alan Wilshire
D
Honda Integra
1:12:315
9
0.788
1:09:390
16
12
Fergus Trenholme
B
Renault Clio Cup
1:15:310
8
1 lap
1:11:258
17
80
Matt Speakman
B
Renault Clio Cup
1:15:303
8
13.100
1:09:883
18
17
Jason Newman
D
Peugeot 306
1:21:821
8
1.960
1:09:915
19
69
Tim Morgan-Barrett
B
Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
1:19:576
8
0.557
1:12:599
20
40
Simon Jackson
E
Vauxhall Nova Gsi
1:21:434
8
4.396
 
21
18
Richard Ellingham
D
Fiat Tipo 16v
1:00:000
7
1 lap
1:20:705
22
35
David Pierce
B
Renault Clio cup
1:13:597
7
41.705
1:14:664
 Not Classified
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
34
Lee David
D
Honda CRX Turbo
1:12:822
5
 
1:18:093

Results - Race 2


Pos.
No.
Name
Class
Car
Qual.
Laps
Diff
Best
1
47
Nick Williamson
A
Ford Escort Cosworth
1:06:194
10
 
1:09.435
2
3
Mal Davison
A
Noble M12 GTR
1:04:528
10
5.682
1:07.938
3
84
Richard Hawken
A
Nissan Primera
1:07:823
10
44.112
1:13.327
4
2
Simon Taylor
D
Honda Civic Type R
1:09:946
9
1 lap
1:16.927
5
57
Jim Mepham
D
Renault Megane
1:10:324
9
22.768
1:15.021
6
8
Alan Wilshire
D
Honda Integra
1:12:315
9
1.075
1:18.896
7
12
Fergus Trenholme
B
Renault Clio Cup
1:15:310
9
0.337
1:16.280
8
7
John Hammersley
B
Vauxhall Cavalier
1:08:329
9
7.189
1:18.520
9
35
David Pierce
B
Renault Clio cup
1:13:597
9
0.621
1:17.020
11
45
Douglas Ellwood
B
Marcos Mantis
1:12.803
9
0.300
1:15.526
12
72
Stephen Pearcy
C
Rover 220 Gti
1:16:154
9
14.458
1:08.424
13
34
Lee David
D
Honda CRX Turbo
1:12:822
9
8.092
1:13.501
14
22
Anthony Allitt
B
Renault Clio Cup
1:12:785
9
9.152
1:23.696
15
32
Stephen Oliver
B
Lotus Elise
1:13:106
9
0.624
1:18.319
16
17
Jason Newman
D
Peugeot 306
1:21:821
9
1.179
1:14.479
17
40
Simon Jackson
E
Vauxhall Nova Gsi
1:21:434
8
1 lap
1:27.572
18
18
Richard Ellingham
D
Fiat Tipo 16v
1:00:000
8
8.716
1:25.926
19
69
Tim Morgan-Barrett
B
Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
1:19:576
8
44.948
1:28.207
 Not Classified
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25
Derek Hale
A
Honda Accord
1:08:433
9
 
1:13.196
 
63
Tony Soper
A
Harrier LR9
1:11:735
3
 
1:21.131
 
36
Kevin Butcher
F
Audi A6 V8 Star
1:08:973
2
 
 



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