Entries are open for Pembrey on Sept 12th 2021

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Hi It’s almost 2 years since we last raced at Pembrey, So we are happy to say that entries are open for our races at Pembrey on Sept 12th 2021, and I attach the entry forms. 2021-RACE-ENTRY-FORM Please let us have notice that you are entering by return, so we can arrange the trophies, and let have your payment at the same time or asap 2021 Race Entry Fee Payment form . Also the same applies to Donington Park on 26 Sept, and the Pembrey date on October 10th.  There are still plenty of points on offer, plus the double points Joker round for everyone, except Deri Davies who has used his. We look forward to hearing from you. Regards Robert Allender for WSSCC

2021 WSSCC  Points after 4 rounds

supported by Risca Garages and Midas Green Innovations

Name Car No Class MalloryRD  1  Mallory RD  2  Thrux RD  3  ThruxRD  4 PembRD  5 Total
Colin Dunn Renault Clio 19 BT 18 18 21 18   75
Deri John Davies Darrian T90 5 D 28 14 16 16   74
Gareth John Ginetta G40 49 BS 17 17 17 17   68
Alan Smith Ford KA 13 AT 14 x 14 14   42
Chris Everill Ginetta G55  169 D x x 19 19   38
Mark Williams Peugeot 205 180 BT x x 18 17   35
Damian Longotano Westfield SE 44 CS x x 17 14   31
Andrew K Williams MG ZR 88 BT 14 16 0 0   30
Rodney Teague Renault Clio 7 BT 16 14 x x   30
Mike Cook BMW 330 52 CS 14 14 x x   28
Mark Williams Peugeot 205 180 BS 14 14 x x   28
Roger Dowden Davrian Mk6 6 AS x x 14 14   28
Aled Dark MGB GT V8 s 35 D x x 14 14   28
Mark Nicolson Renault Clio 56 BS x x 14 0   14
Alan Smith Ford KA 13 AS x 14 x x   14
Jason Peard Honda Civic 33 BT x x 14 0   14
Jack Boulton VW Golf 31 BT x x 14 0   14
Glynne Jones BMW M3 26 CS x x x x   0
Andy’ Risca’ Williams Ford Sapphire   CS x x x x   0
Jason Davies Ford Sierra   CS x x x x   0
Dave Scaramanga McLaen 650s  77 D x x x x   0
Keith Butcher Audi R8  36 D x x x x   0
Verity Banks Ford Focus 53 BT x x x x   0
Andrew Barron Ford Ka 86 AT x x x x   0
Andrew Barron Aston Martin DB7 70 CS x x x x   0
Mike Moss Honda Civic 14 BS x x x x   0
Daryl Radford Honda Civic 181 BS x x x x   0

Thruxton Report

Thruxton Circuit 4th July – Entry and Qualifying

 

Thruxton Circuit 4th July – Entry and Qualifying

After the cancellation of the early season races at Pembrey, Thruxton was now the second event in the 2021 Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, featuring rounds 3 & 4 in the championship as the WSSCC contenders tackled the awesome sweeps of the high speed circuit for the first time ever! Unlike so many other circuits, there is only one layout at Thruxton. A section after the chicane, with some nice corners and then a flat out blast back to the chicane! For many people it would be the only time they would use more than 3 gears!

Leading the points scoring entries was Chris Everill and his big red Ginetta G55, now with a Chevvy V8 in the engine bay! Now if you’re thinking of some massive iron-blocked 1960s unit, think again, as this was a high tech unit that looked small and neat!

Kevin Jones from Barnstaple joined us as a non-points scoring Guest and gave his rapid Noble M12 RSR a runout! There was much pre-race speculation about the potency of Kevin & the Noble, but in the end Chris planted the Ginetta on Pole with a time of 1.22.792. Kevin was next with a time of 1.24.234!  On the  2nd row was the 2019 champion Damian Longotano and his Westfield (1.26.312). and he had Aberystwyth’Deri Davies and his DarrianT90 for company (1.29.660). Davies who is a Novice race driver, is in fact a very experienced off –road racer and is the current points leader having already played his double points Joker card!

On row 3 was Colin Dunn driving his usual Class BT (i.e on list 1a tyres) Renault Clio (1.34.412)

 And ahead of the Class BS Gareth John of Llanelli (Ginetta G40) 1.35.135

On row 4 was Mark Nicholson also in Class BS with his Renault Clio 1.35.612 and the first of our newcomers Jack Boulton from Newport, Gwent and his VW Golf Turbo,  judged to be in Class CS!

On Row 5 was Mark Williams and his little red Pug 205. Mike has voluntarily elected to move to Class BT and would start scoring points in the new class in rounds 3&4! He had new boy Aled Dark in the massive green MGB GT V8 with a supercharger! (Aled is the son of the 1997 champion Peter Dark and the efforts of Aled and Deri Davies has inspired Neil Thomas (from Devils Bridge) to join us and he plans to race a standard MGB!)

On Row 6 was another of the new drivers, Jason Peard from Cwmbran and his Honda Civic. I saw Jason at the Magor services, early on. Jason was joining up with Andrew Williams, who could have just fallen out of bed to make it from Caldicot to Magor! Lol   Jason had Roger Dowden on the row with him. Rogers’ lightweight Davrian Mk6 was now sporting some new  (Barn door) Aero bits! On the 7and last row was Alan Smith 1.43.094 and last was the aforementioned Andrew Williams (MG ZR) who seemed out of place and off the pace. 1.43.272.

Results are on page https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/212623

The Race (round 3) – 15 Mins – rolling start

So 14 cars made up the grid and it gives me the chance to mangle Shakespeare’s Henry V again  ‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; And drivers with cars still in the garage, Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here!

Mike Moss, who was on-hand as his (new to him) car wasn’t feeling too well, helped Mark Reed, our new co-ordinator, to get the cars assembled in grid order!   It was overcast with some massive clouds, but it was dry for the race. It was a good rolling start with Chris & Kevin marshalling the grid to the line and then the race was on!. Chris got away well and was never headed. Kevin slotted in 2nd place and Damian Longotano was 3rd . Damian kept Kevin in sight, but was unable to challenge him. ‘I could keep up on the corners but he was able to pull away through the fast bits!’   Damian was the last driver on 11 laps. Deri Davies and his pretty green Darrian T90 was also in the mix early on, but faded away to finish 8th, after he found his car was stuck in 4th gear! A tightening of the gear linkage by his pit-crew/helpers would hopefully restore the full gears for race 2!

Colin Dunn, seemed un-phased by the high speed Thruxton sweeps, but then he had almost 5hrs of Silverstone circuit in the rain to fall back on. However in the race, a fast starting Mark Nicholson moved ahead, but lap 4 Gareth John had moved into 4th Place, ahead of Mark N and Colin, just as Deri Davies fell down to 8th place. Gareth pulled a gap, but Mark had Colin for company and there was just 1.517 between the 2 Clios at the end! In 7th place Mark Williams was getting used to the Class CT tyres! He was ahead of the hobbling Deri Davies who was ahead of Aled Dark. Jason Peard was 10th with Jack Boulton in 11th Place and the last runner on 10 laps. Jack had started in 8th place and initially seemed to be running well, with the turbo VW sounding crisp, but he faded as it seemed he couldn’t keep the revs up exiting the chicane. This was later traced to gearbox problems as the clutch slave cylinder wasn’t releasing properly.

Just to add some excitement to 12th & 13th place, Roger Dowden and Alan Smith were nose to tail all the way through the race. Roger seemed slow in the middle of the chicane, and Alan almost tripped over him more than once! However Alan couldn’t find his way past and there was only 1.112 between them at the end!

Andrew Williams pulled out on lap 2 when the MG seemed to be on the verge of a complete blow up. Later after dismantling the engine, it seemed as if the problem was with at the bottom of the engine as the big end(s) had gone!

So in the dry there was time for 11 laps in the 15 minutes!  Lap records were set in race 1

Thruxton lap Records

       

Class

Driver

Car

Time

Date

Mph

AS

Roger Dowden

Davrian Mk6

1.42.398

4th July 2021

82.82 mph

AT

Alan Smith

Ford Ka Sport

1.42.700

4th July 2021

82.58 mph

BS

Gareth John

Ginetta G40

1.32.660

4th July 2021

91.53 mph

BT

Colin Dunn

Renault Clio 172

1.33.052

4th July 2021

91.14 mph

CS

Damian Longotano

Westfield SE 2000

1.24.886

4th July 2021

99.91 mph

D

Chris Everill

Ginetta G55

1.23.056

4th July 2021

102.11 mph

Guest

Kevin Jones

Noble M12

1.23.941

4th July 2021

101.04 mph

Race 2 –Rain – Wet

As the time approached for Race 2, there was some drizzle, but then the rain really set in. For drivers like Chris Everill, Kevin Jones and Deri Davies, it was a case of slapping on the Wets and cramming  on as much wing as they could! For all the rest it was a case of getting on their best tyres and being a brave as they could be! We were without Andrew Williams and Jack Boulton, so the remaining 12 went on the green flag lap. Mark William had a rocket start and was 3rd on the first lap! Deri Davies was on the rise and passed Mark for 3rd .  Chris, Kevin, and Deri were 1-2-3 for the rest of the race. Mark Williams settled into 4th place and first BT car for most of the rest of the race, with Damian Longotano was 5th and being the only open car in the race,.defo not loving the race! Gareth John was 6th but faded to finish 8th behind Aled Dark, as the inside of his wind screen began to fog up ‘I thought somebody had let a damp dog into the car!’ There were lots of spins and things going on.

Colin Dunn fell from his lofty grid place and had a quiet race initially, but got into the groove and pulled up to 4th place on the last lap, being the best Saloon car! Mark Williams was 5th, but crucially set the Class BT fastest lap, and so got the extra point! Damian was 6th Aled Dark was 7th , Gareth John was a lowly 8th with Roger Dowden 9th and Alan Smith was 10th and the last runner, as Mark Nicholson had headed for pits on lap 1 and Jason Peard and his Honda Civic pulled out after 5 laps!

In true Motor Racing fashion it stopped raining almost as soon as the race was over!

Next  Rounds  in the 2021 WSSCC  12th September Pembrey –                      26th September Donington Park  – 10th October -Pembrey

2021 Points after 2 rounds

2021 WSSCC  Points supported by Risca Garages and Midas Green Innovations

Name Car No Class MalloryRD  1 Mallory RD  2 Total
1 Deri John Davies Darrian T90 5 D 28 14 42
2 Colin Dunn Renault Clio 19 BT 18 18 36
3 Gareth John Ginetta G40 49 BS 17 17 34
4 Andrew K Williams MG ZR 88 BT 14 16 30
4 Rodney Teague Renault Clio 7 BT 16 14 30
5 Mike Cook BMW 330 52 CS 14 14 28
5 Mark Williams Peugeot 205 180 BS 14 14 28
7 Alan Smith Ford KA 13 AT 14 x 14
8 Alan Smith Ford KA 13 AS x 14 14
Chris Everill Ginetta G50 169 D x x 0
Damian Longotano Westfield SE 44 CS x x 0
Roger Dowden Davrian Mk6 6 AS x x 0
Aled Dark MGB GT V8 s 35 D x x 0
Mark Nicolson Renault Clio 56 BS 0 0
Jason Peard Honda Civic 33 BT x x 0
Jack Boulton VW Golf 31 BT x x
Glynne Jones BMW M3 26 CS x x 0
Keith Butcher Audi R8 36 D x x 0
Mike Moss Honda Civic 14 BS x x 0
Verity Banks Ford Focus 53 BT x x 0
Andrew Barron Ford Ka 86 AT x x 0
Andrew Barron Aston Martin DB7 70 CS x x 0
Dave Scaramanga McLaen 650s 77 D x x 0
Daryl Radford Honda Civic 181 BS x x 0

Mallory Park Reports

Certain events across the world by the name of Covud 19, came knocking at the door of the UK in 2020, and although the lock-down restrictions are modern times for us all, it will soon be a history, but suffice to say that there was no racing at Pembrey in 2020! However the governing body, Motorsport Uk allowed us to roll–over 2020 to 2021.  

Certain events across the world by the name of Covud 19, came knocking at the door of the UK in 2020, and although the lock-down restrictions are modern times for us all, it will soon be a history, but suffice to say that there was no racing at Pembrey in 2020! However the governing body, Motorsport Uk allowed us to roll–over 2020 to 2021. 

Even so the lock-down restriction continued and after the cancellation of the early season races at Pembrey, the Classic & Modern Motor Clubs Mallory Park event on Sunday 13th June marked  the start of the 2021 and the 30th season of the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, as WSSCC contenders joined in with Classic & Modern Super Saloons and Tin Tops to make a maximum entry. Heading the entry should have been Dave Scaramanga and his McLaren 650s. However Dave, who was 2nd in the 2017 WSSCC championship, was asked to withdraw,(too quick for them) . However that was good news for Colin Dunn, as he was first reserve. There will be several new drivers making their debut along with the stalwarts like Andrew Williams, Alan Smith, Gareth John and Mark Williams. In Class BT Colin & Andrew had a newcomer to the WSSCC, Rodney Teague (Renault Clio) and would have had Jack Boulton (Golf GTi) for company, but Jack pulled out after his 4 year old boy cut his head, and had to go to A&E! In Class CT Mike Cook , the  3rd Newcomer, (BMW  330 Clubsport) was  on his own as was Deri Davies and his Class D DarainT90. Jason Davies was pitched in with the Modified Fords.

Qualifying . There were some well-known names heading the time sheets. Joss Ronchetti was on pole with pot-hunter Rod Birley in 2nd place. Behind them was the first of the WSSCC runners, Deri Davies from Aberystwyth and his Darrian T90! Deri who is a Novice race driver, is in fact a very experienced off –road racer! Deri had Peter Dark the 1997 champion and others for company! 6th Fastest was Gareth John. Mark Williams was 11th, Colin Dunn was 13th fastest with Andrew Williams (MG ZR) was just ahead of Alan Smith (Ford KA) who was well placed in 24th place out of 30 starters, something Alan was very happy with. All of this proved that the WSSCC competitors are really competitive, in mixed company! Mike Cook and his BMW was 25th whilst in last place was Rodney Teague had to practice ‘out of session’ and would start 27th!

Race 1 – 15 minutes – Deri Davies plays his WSSCC joker card.With the field too widely strung out to start, the grid went round for a 2nd time andDeri Davies put his vivid Lime Green into a close 3rd place and even had a look at 2nd place! Gareth John was 5th and as Deri dropped back to 4th, it was a WSSCC  1-2 (actually 5th & 6th) Colin Dunn was in 11th place in his Class BT Clio, and was happy with his pace, despite running less BHP. Mark Williams was 14th initially with his red Peugeot 205. In 16th place was Alan Smith in his usual diminutive Class BT Ford Ka, putting on a display that surprised many observers! Behind Alan, Rodney Teague was making his way up from the back, and he passed his mentor Andrew Williams in MG ZR. Andys MG was now looking good in White livery and was sporting ‘Prompt’ signwriting. In a WSSCC train Mike Cook followed Rod & Andy as the race moved to half distance! However exiting the Devils Elbow one of the mid-field runners in a BMW, Jacques (no not Villeneve) got it all wrong, and speared front-end first, into the barrier on the outside of the circuit! This caused severe damage to the front of the BMW and as well the contents of his Radiator, and brought a lot of dirt onto the circuit! This brought the red flags out, and after some delay whilst it was decided that the circuit clean-up team was needed, a result was declared after 8 laps!

Jason Davies – Jason was added to the Modified Fords grid and was on Pole Position. However his race didn’t last long after he lost boost pressure. Initially it was thought that a hose had split. However the hose was ok, but as his dad removed the pipe, all the compressor side of the turbo fell out in bits!

Race 2 – 15 minutes– There was confusion on the first lap, as Deri Davies caused some chaos after ‘trying too hard on cold tyres’ As Colin Dunn explains ‘This caused a bit of chaos for the front runners though with at least 3 cars on to the grass and WSSCC `regular Gareth John recovering his Ginetta G40 in the middle of the road. Colin Dunn was far enough back to avoid being involved in the mayhem and picked his way through to be 7th place at the end of lap 1. The faster cars all recovered and would be pushing their way back through the field over the course of the shortened 11 minute race. This included Gareth who took a couple of laps to find a way past Colin. Deri Davies made his way up to 5th place overall and was the 1st WSSCC runner, however he then had to climb the naughty step to take to the Clerk of the Course! Gareth John made his way up to in 7th place. Picking his way through the traffic on the short Mallory Park circuit, Colin managed to finish 9th overall and another 1st in class BT. In 17th place Andrew Williams was 2nd in BT, and just behind him and trying out some slicker tyres for the first time was Alan Smith. Mark Williams was 19thand Mike Cook was the last WSSCC runner, as Rod Teague pulled off after only 3 laps.  So a start to the 2021 season with the next races at Thruxton on July 4th.

Fastest Laps at Mallory Park

Class Driver Time Date
Class CS Jason Davies 48.125 04/06/2017
Class  CT Mark Williams 56.834 04/06/2017
Class BS Mike Moss 52.265 14/09/2019
Class BT Colin Dunn 54.964 04/06/2017
Class AT Alan Smith 58.767 14/09/2019
Class D Keith Butcher 48.692 14/09/2019

2021 Entry Forms & other Forms

Round 3 & 4 of the 2021 WSSCC is at Thruxton  on July 4th i.e in 3 weeks time! So please get your entries in ASAP! Please see  the attached Entry Forms – 2021-RACE-ENTRY-FORM     2021 Race Entry Fee Payment form
 I’m sure you are keen as I am to getting some ‘on track action’
Regards Robert

2021 WSSCC Regulations -published copy  N.B Thruxton date has changed to 4th August

2021 Competitor Registration form

2021 Car Registration Form

2021 Welsh Championship Dates

 

The 2021 Welsh Sports and Saloon Car Championship

 Championship Permit:–  CH2021/R0125 Grade D : Club 

Rounds

Date

Venue

Club

1  & 2

13th June 2021

Mallory Park

Classic & Modern C.C

       

3 & 4

4h July 2021

Thruxton

Barc

5 & 6

11/ 12 Sept 2021

Pembrey

Barc

7 & 8

 26th Sept  2021

Donington GP

BRSCC

9 & 10

10th Oct 2021

Pembrey

Barc

 

 

 

 

1.6.      SCORING 1     A competitors championship points total will be the total for all 10 rounds less the two lowest scores. Not starting a round will count as 0 points

hampionship Bulletin No 03

The following change is to be made to the official regulations already published for the above Championship and in accordance with Motorsport UK general regulation D11.2.  This change is to be implemented immediately.  Reason British Automobile Racing Club has cancelled their meeting at Pembrey due on 20th June 2021.  This represents a ‘force majeure’. 2021 Welsh Sports and Saloon Car Championship 

– Regulation 1.5.1   All Races will be Rolling Starts

Signed: Mark Reed p.p                                                    Date: 21/5/2021

Championship Coordinator:

 

Blake Edwards Trophy + Race Wins since 1991

Year & Driver Car Wins  Races 
2019 Keith Butcher  Audi R8 ALMS 8 12
2018 Damian Longotano Westfield SE 6  
2016 Jason Davies Ford Sierra Cosworth 7  
2015 Keith White BMW Z3 silhouette 9  
       
  Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship race winners, or first WSSCC driver home                                    
  Name total 91-94 95 96 97 98 99 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 total
1 Terry Brown 58   0 0 8 3 1 1 5 7 12 11 9 1 0 0 0                     58
2 Keith  White 24                 1                     2 4 7 9 1     24
3 Graham Cole 22   1 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 0                     22
4 Alvin Powell 19   0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1             9 2 2                 19
4 Martin Davies 16   4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0       3     1       16
6 Peter Williams 15                     2 2 0 8 3 0                     15
& Keith Butcher 15   0 0 0 1 1                       4 1             8 15
8 Dave Krayem 13                     1   3 1       7 1         2     13
9 Mike Rhiordan 11                                 9 2                 11
& Jason Davies 11                                               4 7   11
11 Rhys Lloyd 10                               9 1                   10
12 Chris Everill 9                                 1 3             3 2 9
13 Peter Dark 9   0 3 0 3 3                                         9
14 Jeff Davies 7                       2 5       1 2                 7
15 Damian Longatano 6                                                 6   6
16 Warwick Banks 4   2 1 0 1                                           4
17 Blake Edwards 4 4                                                   4
18 Nick Jones 4                                 3     1             4
19 Alexis Cole 3                           3                         3
20 Mike Cond 3                                         3           3
21 Ted Williams 2   2                                                 2
22 Mike Lamplough 2 2                                                   2
23 Mike Schmidt 2 0 0 2                                               2
24 Clive Hayes 2             1 1                                     2
25 Richard Rhozon 2                       2                             2
26 Steve Griffiths 2                       1   1                         2
27 Ginger Marshall 2                         1 1                         2
28 Paul Trowbridge 2                               1   1                 2
29 Fabio Luffarelli 2                                                 2   2
30 Malcolm Paul 1 1                                                   1
31 Colin Gundersen 1 1                                                   1
32 Andrew Wilson 1 1                                                   1
33 Colin Williams 1 1                                                   1
34 Nigel James 1 1                                                   1
35 Steve Williams 1 1                                                   1
36 Graham Miller 1 1                                                   1
37 Dave Jarman 1 1                                                   1
38 Susie Hart-Banks 1 0 1                                                 1
40 Roger Dowden 1 0 0 1                                               1
41 Steve Hall 1 0 0 0 1                                             1
42 Brian Chatfield 1             1                                       1
43 Phillip Rogers 1             1                                       1
44 Chris Crockett 1               1                                     1
45 Tony Micheal 1                       1                             1
46 Nigel Bowen 1                                                     1
47 Patrick Havill 1                                     1               1
48 Endaf Owens 1                                       1             1
49 Geraint Rees 1                     3 7 13                           1
50 Bradley John 1                                               1     1
51 Nick Crompton  1                                                   1 1
52 Mike Moss 1                                                   1 1
                                                           
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Final Points-Congrats to 2019 Champion Damain Longotano

 2019 Championship Final Overall Points –  supported by Risca Garages and A K Butcher Transport and
Red = Joker                               x Not entered   or  Dropped Round Blue
Name Car No Class RD  1 RD  2 RD  3 RD  4 RD  5 RD  6 RD  7 RD  8 RD  9 RD 10 RD 11    Pemb RD 12 Pemb Total Dropped scores Best 10
Damian Longotano Westfield 44 CS 21 0 21 18 19 16 21 17 17 15 42 19 226 -15 211
Colin Dunn Renault Clio 19 BT 19 19 19 19 19 19 38 19 17 17 19 19 243 -34 209
Mike Moss Caterham 1 BS 17 17 19 19 17 17 17 17 17 17 2 21 197 -19 178
Andrew K Williams Ford Fiesta 88 BT 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 14 16 32 204 -28 176
Keith Butcher Audi R8 36 D 14 17 17 17 14 14 17 17 14 14 14 2 171 -16 155
Alan Smith Ford KA 13 AT 14 14 0 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 28 154 0 154
Mark Williams VW Golf 180 CS X X 10 10 x x 18 14 28 16 18 16 130 0 130
Roger Dowden Davrian Mk6 6 AS 14 14 0 14 28 14 0 14 X X 14 14 126 0 126
Gareth John Ginetta G40 49 BS 0 0 14 14 14 14 x x x x 20 36 112 0 112
Chris Everill Ginetta G50 69 D 0 0 14 14 x x 14 14 x x 34 16 106 0 106
Darren Osborn BMW 1800 17 BT 14 28 14 14 14 14 X X X X X X 98 0 98
Glynne Jones BMW M3 26 CS 14 16 12 14 0 15 14 0 X X dnf x 85 0 85
Daryl Radford Honda Civic R 181 BS x x X X 0 0 X X 14 14 18 32 78 0 78
Nick Crompton M’subishi Evo 3 80 CS 18 21 18 20 0 0 x x x x x x 77 0 77
Ellis Wiggins Nova 86 BS x x x x x x 14 14 x x 16 28 72 0 72
Jim Lyons Mini Turbo 11 CS 16 18 16 18 x x x x x x x x 68 0 68
Darren Hockly Honda Civic 62 BS 14 14 16 16 X X X X X X X X 60 0 60
Verity Banks Ford Focus 53 BT 0 0 X X x x 14 14 0 0 dnf 28 56 0 56
Gareth Haycock VW Golf 17 CS x x x x x x 0 0 x x 16 28 44 0 44
Andy Williams Ford Sierra 22 CS x x 14 12 0 0 0 dns X X X X 26 0 26
Class AS Car RD  1 RD  2 RD  3 RD  4 RD  5 RD  6 RD  7 RD  8 RD  9 RD 10 RD 11    Pemb RD 12 Pemb Total Dropped scores Best 10
Roger Dowden Davrian Mk6 14 14 0 14 28 14 0 14 X X 14 14 126 0 126
Class AT
Alan Smith Ford KA 14 14 0 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 28 154 0 154
Class BS
1 Mike Moss Caterham  1 17 17 19 19 17 17 17 17 17 17 2 21 197 -19 178
2 Gareth John Ginetta G40 0 0 14 14 14 14 x x x x 20 36 112 0 112
3 Daryl Radford Honda Civic x x X X 0 0 X X 14 14 18 32 78 0 78
4 Ellis Wiggins Nova x x x x x x 14 14 x x 16 28 72 0 72
5 Darren Hockly Honda Civic 14 14 16 16 X X X X X X X X 60 0 60
Class BT
1 Colin Dunn Renault Clio 19 19 19 19 19 19 38 19 17 17 19 19 243 -34 209
2 Andrew K Williams Ford Fiesta 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 14 16 32 204 -28 176
3 Darren Osborn BMW 1800 14 28 14 14 14 14 X X X X X X 98 0 85
4 Verity Banks Ford Focus 0 0 X X x x 14 14 0 0 dnf 28 56 0 72
Class CS
1 Damian Longotano Westfield 21 0 21 18 19 16 21 17 17 15 42 19 226 -15 211
2 Mark Williams VW Golf X X 10 10 x x 18 14 28 16 18 16 130 0 130
3 Glynne Jones BMW M3 14 16 12 14 0 15 14 0 X X dnf 0 85 0 85
4 Nick Crompton M’bishi Evo 18 21 18 20 0 0 x x x x x x 77 0 77
5 Jim Lyons Mini Turbo 16 18 16 18 x x x x x x x x 68 0 68
6 Gareth Haycock VW Golf x x x x x x 0 dns x x 16 28 44 0 44
7 Andy Williams Ford Sierra x x 14 12 0 0 0 dns X X X X 26 0 26
Class D
Keith Butcher Audi R8 14 17 17 17 14 14 17 17 14 14 14 2 171 -16 155
Chris Everill Ginetta G50 0 0 14 14 x x 14 14 x x 34 16 106 0 106

Mike Moss is the 2019 Gunderson Trophy winner

Mike Moss Class BS Caterham has won The 2019 Colin Gundersen Trophy for the Class Fastest Race Lap at Pembrey  after a dramatic shoot out at the final rounds between Mike & Keith Butcher. In Race 1 Keith had a problem and missed his Class fastest lap but while Mike set his Class fastest lap he did not finish the race, but that was enough to give him the win!

2019Final Points
ClassDriverRounds 1 & 23 & 45 &67 & 8Total points
BSMike Moss200.30832199.85816197.18082198.76844796.11574
ASRoger Dowden194.61618197.02098188.93217194.07141774.64074
BTColin Dunn191.20311190.31047193.03416193.35548767.90322
DKeith Butcher199.37257201.63538196.59431100.88050698.48276
CSDamian Longotano98.77564197.8282797.00032196.94682590.55105
ATAlan Smith197.82383No Points179.06536201.44694578.33613
DChris EverillNo PointsNo PointsNo Points99.2495099.24950
CSNick Crompton95.45756No PointsNo PointsNo Points95.45756
CSGlynne JonesNo PointsNo Points92.44591No Points92.44591
CTNo Entries
MNo Entries
Class  Lap Records
Classic National Circuit
ClassDriverClass RecordDate set
ASCraig Freeman67.1496/30/2013
ATSam Summerhayes67.0008/16/2015
BSMike Moss64.81119/08/2018
BTTyrone Luffarelli67.57923/04/2017
CSJason Davies60.76123/04/2017
CTDave Scaramanga67.18123/04/2017
DKeith Butcher60.26509/06/2019
MMike Cond60.8726/30/2013
Class Lap RecordsClub Circuit
ClassDrivertimeDate
ASRichard Francis76.16215/10/2017
ATAlan Smith80.50106/10/2019
BSMike Moss70.86421/04/2019
BTTyrone Luffarelli73.59115/10/2017
CSBradley John66.15423/07/2017
CTDave Scaramanga72.64515/10/2017
DKeith Butcher65.41406/10/2019
MFabio Luffarelli67.74915/10/2017
Round 11Round 12
ClassDriverTimePointsClassDriverTimePointsTotal
ASRoger Dowden77.57698.17727ASRoger Dowden79.42395.89414194.07141
ATAlan Smith81.119100.6792ATAlan Smith80.501100.7677201.44694
BSMike Moss71.67698.86712BSMike Moss70.93499.90132198.76844
BTColin Dunn75.91496.93996BTColin Dunn76.32796.41542193.35538
CSDamian Longatno66.70299.17844CSDamian Longatno67.66497.76838196.94682
DChris Everill66.48999.2495DKeith Butcher65.414100.8805100.88050
CTNo EntriesDChris Everillno scoreno score99.24925
MNo EntriesMNo Entries
CTNo Entries
09/06/2019(Round 5)Race 2 (Round 6)
ClassDriverTimePointsClassDriverTimePointstotal
ASRoger Dowden70.12295.76025ASRoger Dowden72.07093.17192188.93217
ATAlan Smith74.25890.22597ATAlan Smith75.41788.83939179.06536
BSMike Moss65.64898.72502BSMike Moss65.83198.45058197.18082
BTColin Dunnn69.61597.07534BTColin Dunnn70.42595.95882193.03416
CSDamian Longotano62.6497.00032CSGlynne Jones65.72692.4459192.44591
CTNo entriesno timeno pointsCTNo entriesno timeno points
DKeith Butcher60.265100.29204DKeith Butcher62.57996.30227196.59431
MNo entriesno timeno pointsCSDamian Longotanono timeno points97.00032
MNo entriesno timeno points
Round 3TimePointsClassRound 4timePoints
ASRoger Dowden77.05798.83852ASASRoger Dowden77.56498.19246
ATno entriesno entriesno entriesATATno entriesno entriesno entries
BSMike moss70.95399.87456BSBSMike moss70.92999.90836
BTColin Dunn77.45195.01620BTBTColin Dunn77.22595.29427
CSDamian Longotano67.04698.66957CSCSDamian Longotano66.69799.18587
CTno entriesno entriesno entriesCTCTno entriesno entriesno entries
DKeith Butcher66.023101.5858DDKeith Butcher65.990100.05001
Mno entriesno entriesno entriesMMno entriesno entriesno entries
 Class lap Records – Club Circuit!12 May
ClassDrivertimeDate
ASRichard Francis76.16215/10/2017
ATAlan Smith81.6722/04/2018
BSMike Moss70.86421/04/2019
BTTyrone Luffarelli73.59115/10/2017
CSBradley John66.15423/07/2017
CTDave Scaramanga72.64515/10/2017
DKeith Butcher65.99012/02/2019
MFabio Luffarelli67.74915/10/2017
2019Points after 2 rounds Old 2019 lap records
ClassDriverTotal pointsClassDrivertimeDate
BSMike Moss200.30832ASRichard Francis76.16215/10/2017
DKeith Butcher199.37257ATAlan Smith81.6722/04/2018
ATAlan Smith197.82383BSMike Moss70.86421/04/2019
ASRoger Dowden194.61618BTTyrone Luffarelli73.59115/10/2017
BTColin Dunn191.20311CSBradley John66.15423/07/2017
CSDamian Longotano98.77564CTDave Scaramanga72.64515/10/2017
CSNick Crompton95.45756DKeith Butcher67.07021/04/2019
CTNo EntriesNilMFabio Luffarelli67.74915/10/2017
MNo EntriesNilred = new record
21st AprilRace 1
ClassDriverTimePoints
ASRoger Dowden78.19597.40009
ATAlan Smith82.78998.64837
BSMike Moss70.864101.62706
BTColin Dunn76.84795.76301
CSDamian Longotano66.97498.77564
CTNo EntriesNo TimeNo points
DKeith Butcher67.070100.32802
MNo EntriesNo TimeNo points
21st AprilRace 2
ClassDriverTimePointsTotal
ASRoger Dowden78.34397.21609194.61618
ATAlan Smith82.34999.17546197.82383
BSMike Moss71.81198.68126200.30832
BTColin Dunn77.10795.4401191.20311
CSNick Crompton69.30295.4575695.45756
CTNo EntriesNo TimeNo pointsNil
DKeith Butcher67.71799.04455199.37257
MNo EntriesNo TimeNo pointsNil
CSDamian LongotanoNo TimeNo points98.77564

Rules-for-The-Colin-Gundersen-Memorial-Trophy-for-the-Class-Fastest-Race-Lap-at-Pembrey

After the first 10 rounds Colin Dunn led from Mike Moss with Damian Longotano 3rd, but with Joker cards and Dropped scores to come in to play, it’s too close to call. (report by Robert- Thanks to Nick Forbes for his photos)

In 2018 Pembrey caught the full force of storm Callum, which hit all day Saturday and it turned the circuit entrance into a considerable lake, with a large lake in the paddock!  However this year we were brushed by the tail-end of Lorenzo , over Saturday night, and although there was a large puddle at the circuit entrance and some  puddles in the paddock,  it was much less than last year.

Entry and Qualifying .  There was a pleasing 17 cars on the grid, although despite some mighty efforts, but Gareth Haycock (and us), we couldn’t make it to the magic 20! Thanks to Gareth for his efforts!   The track was damp and greasy as the cars went out to practice, and Keith Butcher had one of the those ‘déjà vu’ moments as his Audi understeered  on the exit to Debeni and headed for the grass! Fortunately he managed to stop just in time, with only his front wheels on the grass, and he was able to reverse out, and go to the pits for a quick check and then to head out to get some times in!   Meanwhile the bellowing Ginetta G50 of Chris Everill was setting the pace and he took pole with a time of 1.07.532! Damian Longotano was 2nd fastest with 1.10.513. On row 2 Keith Butcher was 3rd on 1.12.116 an indication that something wasn’t right with the R8. Mike Moss was 4th fastest and on the Class BS pole!  On the 3rd row was Glynne Jones and his BMW and Mark Williams and his Class BS VW Golf. On row 4 was Gareth John with is Ginetta G40 looking good in its new livery. (a warp) Next to him and making it an all Class BS row was Daryl Radford and his Honda Civic R. On row 5 Colin Dunn (Clio) and Andrew Williams (Fiesta) made it an all class BT row.

On row 6 was Gareth Haycock who was giving his nice sounding 3.2 V6 Golf its Pembrey debut, with Mark Nicholson having his Pembrey Debut in his Clio. Mark, who is a mate of Mike Moss,  is usually found at Castle Combe although he did come with us to Silverstone! Mike was bedding in some new brakes, but got the shepherds crook (aka the Black Flag) for going too slow!  In the end he was the last driver to get under 1.20.0 so he wasn’t actually too slow!   On row 7 was Roger Dowden (WRDA Chairman) and his usual yellow Davrian, and Alan Smith who is getting his Ka down to some tidy times. On row 8 was Ben Cutler and his Mini, (only .5 of a second behind Alan) Verity Banks was alongside. On row 9  Ellis Wiggins was last! He only did a few laps as his tyres were lacking grip! He confirmed that setting them to the right pressure would have helped!

Race 1 – Round 11 15 mins + 1 lap – Rolling Start.  Damian Longotano, Mike Moss and Chris Everill played their Jokers cards for this race.

Chris Everil Leads Race 1

Blake Edwards was driving the pace car, but as he pulled off, and the lights flashed out to start the race, Damian and Chris headed the pack into Hatchets. Chris headed the pack on the first lap, Damian settled into 2nd place and the lead of Class CS! Keith Butcher settled into 3rd place, with his car somewhat lacking in pace. That’s the way the places stayed to the end,  as Damian had other fish to fry, and was not really risking anything, whilst Keith was lacking for pace. Actually as the winner of 6 races already this year, Keith was assured of the ’Blake Edwards Trophy’ but he also did have a shout for the ‘Colin Gundersen Trophy’ based on the fastest laps at Pembrey. However Chris Everill powered to the fastest lap point in Class D with a time of  1.06.489, whereas Keiths best time was 1.10.172 which shows how much his car was suffering, and this dented his  Gundersen Trophy’ hopes. Behind the first 3 there was much action. Mark Williams settled into 4th place and had Mike Moss on his tail. Mike & Mark passed & repassed each other, but more on that later on. Behind then Glynne Jones settled into 5th place, and as the flame-spitting Ginetta of Chris Everill went on its merry way, Glynnes’ BMW thought it would do some  flame-spitting of its own! The problem was that whilst Chris’ flames were coming from his exhaust, Glynne was coming from underneath his car! Eventually  after a lap or 2 Glynne became aware of the flames and as it was in the area near the cars fuel tank, he decided it was time for action, and instead of turning left onto the new section he headed direct to the marshals post near the rally-cross track!  ‘I decided I needed to be out of there!’ His door was open before the car stopped rolling, and as he jumped out, the marshals swung into action and put the fire out with a dry powder extinguisher!  Although the car disappeared in a cloud of powder, Glynne and the car were safe! Yes that’s what the marshals train for, but it is what you pay your entry fee for, to make sure the infra structure is there if it is ever needed, and the marshals can use whatever they need to keep us safe! At the time of writing Glynne hasn’t found the cause of the fire but the scrutineers thought it might have been an oil leak.

Glynne – burning up the track!

Back in the race, initially behind Glynne was a fast starting Gareth Haycock, Colin Dunn, Daryl Radford, Andrew Williams, Mark Nicholson, and  Gareth John. As the race wore on Mark Nicholson and  Gareth John began to rise up as Gareth Haycock began to fade. Late on Gareth John overtook Mark Nicolson to finish 5th with Mark 6th! Daryl Radford (7th) and Colin Dunn (8th)  had another  close end to the race with only 0.45 splitting them at the flag. Gareth John (9th) split Colin from Andrew Williams (10th)while Elis Wiggins rose up from last qualifier to finish 11th and Roger Dowden was 12th. We lost Verity Banks early on when her gear-linkage fell apart, but last but no means least were Alan Smith and Ben Cutler who had the hammer & tongs battle for  most of the race with Ben & Alan swapping and re-swapping places! In the end Alan was 13th but only 0.294 ahead of Ben who was 14th, and was awarded the ‘Driver of the Day’ for his efforts in only his first race on the Club Circuit! As a tribute to the amount of pressure Ben put  Alan under, he (Alan) had to set a new Class AT lap record to beat Ben! However as the race wound down, there was still drama as the close dice of Mike Moss and Mark Williams, go a little too close and lap 13 was unlucky for Mike as he lost his left front mudguard, but more importantly the brackets were bent onto his tyre! Fearing the worst, but not realising a slow lap could have seen him take the finish, Mike pulled off at the paddock turn! However this meant that Gareth John took the Class BS Season in his debut season, but it all was not lost as Mike had already set the fastest lap, which put him narrowly in front of Keith Butcher in the Colin Gunderson trophy standings! So Chris Everill won the race, with Damian Longotano 2nd but the Class CS winner and with double points due to his Joker.  Keith Butcher was 3rd  

Race 1 – round 11- in progress

Damian Longatano – 2019 Champion!

In the Blake Edwards Trophy Keith Butcher is the clear leader, but in the Colin Gundersen Fastest lap trophy, only 0.25 separates Keith Butcher from Mike Moss!

The race – 15 minutes + 1 lap – Rolling Start.  Blake took the grid around to start the final race in the 2019 Welsh Championship and Chris Everill took the lead, but this time Keith had the R8 flying and he stalked Chris and pounced and took the lead on lap 4, setting the fastest lap of the race in the process leaving the Class D & Championship lap record at 1.05.414 seconds! However 2 laps later it was all over for Keith, as he trailed into the pits with a damaged rim and a puncture! Chris was left to run out the rest of the race on his own, Damian ran in 2nd place and the Class CS lead, but was some distance behind Chris, as he had his eyes on the title! In 3rd place, some distance behind, was 2018 Champion Mike Moss, after passing a fast starting Gareth John and Daryl Radford, he then stalked Mark Williams, before closing and passing Mark in the closing laps, and drawing away to finish 3rd with Mark W 4th and the last car on 15 laps.  Crucially Mike set the Class Fastest lap, and he was one of several drivers to leapfrog Keith B in the Colin Gundersen Trophy points standings! Behind them Daryl Radford and Gareth John were having a real dice, but Gareth eventually got by and pulled a small gap, and his efforts were noticed by the Marshals who nominated him for the ‘Driver of the Race’ award.  Mark Nicholson recovered from a first lap spin before pulling through to finish 7th. Behind him Gareth Haycock and his V6 VW Golf and Colin Dunn (Clio) were in a close dice! Having got by Gareth on lap 8 as Gareth began to have brake problems, Colin claimed 8th  and the Class BT win and fastest lap. Gareth was 9th with Ellis Wiggins closing on him, after  passing Andy and his Fiesta, but Gareth had 3 seconds in hand over  Ellis who finished in 10th in his white Nova! (Ellis has plans over the close season to make the Nova a different colour!) Andy W fell back to finish 11th, having got a good start initially. Ben Cutler also had a fast start and was 12th ahead of Alan Smith, Roger Dowden , Verity Banks and Mark Nicholson. Mark N recovered from his spin and moved up to finish 7th.  Roger too moved on to finish 12th but it was battle joined again for Ben Cutler and Alan Smith who swapped places several times! Alan was battling hard and threw everything into it on the last lap, and set a new Class AT lap record, to break the record he had set in race 1! At the flag Ben took 13th place by 0.268 secs from the battling Alan Smith who was 14th. Verity Banks was 15th having battled on with gearbox and engine problems to record a finish. Tony B has a good few months to get the Focus refreshed and ready for the 2020 season, the WSSCC 30th Anniversary!

Times from TSL Timimg https://www.tsl-timing.com/file/?f=BARC/2019/194021wss.pdf

The Awards Night is on 9th November at the Cardiff Copthorne. Contact Robert Allender via wrda@ntlworld.com or 01792 791686 or 0772231988