Rd 1 - Lydden Hill
Date: 24th March 2011
Rd 1 Report
Clubmans Championship In association with Autosport International and Edwardes Bros
The Clubmans Championship will race alongside the British championship classes at four events this year, Rd 1 was from Lydden Hill
In the SuperModified A final Russell Crampton (Croydon) made a flying start to climb from seventh on the grid to hold the early lead. Vince Bristow (Hastings) soon found a way to get his BMW ahead of the race leading Mini, Gary Simpson (York) also passing Crampton to run second. Bristow then kept Simpson at bay to take the win, Brian Jukes (Newcastle) moving up to take third place in his Seat Ibiza, Crampton ending the day in fourth place.
In the Lucas Oils Stockhatch Championship, Returnee Craig Lomax (Leeds) was fastest in all three heats and led the final from start to finish to make a perfect start to his season. Nick Potter (Canterbury) qualified second but slipped to fourth in the final as Paul Maybourne and Mark Bright moved ahead. Neither, however, was able to match Lomax who romped home the clear winner.In the Edwardes Bros Minicross, John Thacker was top qualified among the Minicross racers but lost out in the final as defending champion Tom Edwardes (London) came to the fore and took the first win of the year. Thacker held on to second place, ahead of class veteran Richard waggling (Braintree) and Todd Crooks.