|FDMC Dimanche Sprint, April 2007
(Pictures by Ray Hunter, of Breathecosse Media; lots more can be seen and purchased, at www.breathecosse.com)
This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.
Our sprinting season kicked off with 70 entrants for our annual visit to Rushmoor Arena. Despite it being April 1st, the drivers definitely weren't kidding, and after a fierce day's competition, the top five finished less than half a second apart, with Fastest Time of Day going to Derek Hodder in his 2 litre Westfield, one of nine entries from the Westfield Sports Car Club.
Second and third overall positions went eventually to the hard-trying Simon Besant (Westfield 4.6 V8), and Roger Binyon (Metro 6R4).
In another close battle, regular rivals Karl Stevens (Escort 2.0) and Brian Stevens (Mazda RX7) took first and second in the large class 7, also finishing 8th and 9th overall, the highest placed tin-tops, amongst a shoal of Westfields and other quick machinery.
Recent new FDMC members, at Rushmoor for the first time, included Matt Carter, who took 2nd in class A in his Peugeot 306GTi-6; Vicki Lawrence, sharing the Nissan Sunny GTi with father Peter; and Gordon Byers, with his Renault 5 GT turbo.
A friendly Renault/Alpine invasion was led by Tony Gomis in his Alpine A110; Rob Orford, with his MGB, was one of twelve MG Car Club entrants, contesting the Luffield Cars 2007 Speed Championship; and it was Tim Wheatley's first event with his left hand drive, factory prepared MG ZR 1.4.
For more pictures, and results, click to PAGE 2