Rounds 9 & 10 2017 SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship

Kirkistown-5th & 6th August 2017

She's won two more!

Organised by 500MRCI

by Paul Parker

The British Sprint Championship made its annual visit to Northern Ireland. Upon their arrival they learned that both days competition would be on the long course. Most visitors found it to be a fruitful excursion.The weather interfered little arriving after close of play on Saturday and during practice only on Sunday.

Heather Calder continued her successful run with wins on both days even breaking the outright circuit record on Saturday. That’s 8 scores this year, 6 of those are wins, 4 of those include new course records! Her father Colin was runner up both days and John Graham continued his progress as the remaining member of the podium both days.

Other highlights included Terry Holmes, 4th both days, but with times close to podium members, this despite having to replace a broken driveshaft on Sunday before both he and his co-driver Graham Porrett could qualify for that day’s Run Off. Simon Bainbridge (despite his engine cover making a bid for freedom on Sunday) and Nick Algar produced record times for their classes both days and Graeme Harden managing to do so too on Sunday.

The sad casualties of the weekend were Tony Jarvis & Martin Webb who succumbed to a broken selector during Saturday’s second timed runs which lead to an early return trip home on Sunday morning.

RESULTS

Saturday

NameCarTime
Heather Calder(3.5 Gould-NME GR55)101.92
Colin Calder(3.5 Gould-NME GR55)103.64
John Graham(3.5 Gould-NME GR55B)103.83
Terry Holmes(3.5 Lola Tegra V8)106.94
Nick Algar(1.3t DJ Firehawk)110.00
Simon Bainbridge(4.2t SBR Crono V8)112.96
Graham Porrett(3.5 Lola Tegra V8)115.53
Grahame Harden(1.0 Jedi Mk6)126.71

Sunday

NameCarTime
Heather Calder(3.5 Gould-NME GR55)102.63
Colin Calder(3.5 Gould-NME GR55)103.20
John Graham(3.5 Gould-NME GR55B)105.32
Terry Holmes(3.5 Lola Tegra V8)107.02
Nick Algar(1.3t DJ Firehawk)112.08
Simon Bainbridge(4.2t SBR Crono V8)113.55
Graham Porrett(3.5 Lola Tegra V8)116.55
Grahame Harden(1.0 Jedi Mk6)120.14