Damp track fails to halt Jones' charge at Snetterton

Lewis BealesIn a generous gesture, Paul Rogers lent his Contour RGB race car to rival Derek Jones while he is recovering from donating a kidney to his brother. "Derek is fast and a safe pair of hands," said Rogers, from Attleborough, who was pleased that Jones was able to lap under the category lap record in qualifying for Saturday's race at Snetterton.Lewis Beales

In a generous gesture, Paul Rogers lent his Contour RGB race car to rival Derek Jones while he is recovering from donating a kidney to his brother.

"Derek is fast and a safe pair of hands," said Rogers, from Attleborough, who was pleased that Jones was able to lap under the category lap record in qualifying for Saturday's race at Snetterton.

Sadly a damp track restricted the Mulbarton racer's pace and while he easily claimed victory he was unable to set a new official lap record.

Wisbech's Terry Roughton had to make an overnight trip home to fit a new clutch in his Stock Hatch Citroen Saxo. It paid off as he won his heat on Sunday but spun out of the final later in the day.


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Blo Norton's Craig Bell and Martin Ward of Blofield encountered transmission and engine problems on the Sunday while the latter did record fifth place in Saturday's final.

Josh Cook defeated Jeff Humphries in both Stock Hatch finals while they shared a heat victory apiece.

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Diss racer John Dickson blasted past the entire SR & GT field only for his Cobra to stop with an ignition fault on the final lap, gifting victory to Roger Donnan.

The hard fought Formula Vee races were won by Ben Anderson and Martin Farmer while Carbrooke's Peter Struder won Class B on Saturday with eighth place but had to settle for second in category and 10th overall on Sunday.

Simon Phillips won both MR2 Super GT races while Jonathan Wright dominated the Allcomers event which saw Bungay's Richard Gilmour retire with an engine misfire.

Martin Byford is a former champion of Snetterton and used that knowledge to good effect as he won the Formula Four race after fitting treaded tyres.

Roger Rowe, Scott Moakes, Anthony Whorton-Eales, Matthew Lewis and Zac Chapman completed the race winners.

n Results

RGB Championship: 1 Derek Jones (Contour Cars RGB); 2 John Cutmore (Spire GTR); 3 Tim Hoverd (Fisher Fury).

Stock Hatch - Final One: 1 Josh Cook (Citroen Saxo VTR); 2 Jeff Humphries (Peugeot 106 Rallye); 3 Joe Ferguson (Citroen Saxo VTR).

Final Two:1 Josh Cook; 2 Jeff Humphries; 3 Patrick Fletcher (Citroen Saxo VTR).

Heat One: no result declared. Heat Two:1 Jeff Humphries; 2 Josh Cook; 3 Joe Ferguson. Heat 3: 1 Terry Roughton (Citroen Saxo VTR); 2 Patrick Fletcher; 3 Carl Swann(Citroen Saxo VTR).

Heat 4:1 Josh Cook; 2 Jeff Humphries; 3 Joe Ferguson.

SR & GT Challenge - Race One:1 Roger Donnan (Crossle 9S); 2 Mark Hobbs (Crossle 9S); 3 Matthew Lewis (MNR Vortx).

Race Two:1 Matthew Lewis; 2 John Moore (Sylva Phoenix); 3 Andy Hiley (Taydec Mk3).

Formula Vee Championship - Race One: 1 Ben Anderson (GAC 1); 2 Declan McDonnell (GAC); 3 Peter Belsey (Spyder Mk2).

Race Two:1 Martin Farmer (GAC); 2 Ben Anderson; 3 Declan McDonnell.

MR2 Super GT Series - Race One: 1 Simon Phillips; 2 Patrick Mortell; 3 Rob Horsfield.

Race Two: 1 Simon Phillips; 2 Rob Horsfield; 3 John Wilson.

750MC Allcomers:1 Jonathan Wright (Radical PRO6); 2 David Wale (BDN S2); 3 Tim Hoverd (Fisher Fury).

Formula 4 Championship: 1 Martin Byford (Van Diemen); 2 Andrew Minnett (Van Diemen); 3 Malcolm Scott (Van Diemen RF00).

SAXMAX Championship - Race One:1 Scott Moakes; 2 Jordan Willson; 3 Chris Warburton.

Race Two: 1 Anthony Whorton-Eales; 2 Scott Moakes; 3 Aaron Trigwell.

MR2 Championship - Race One: 1 Zac Chapman; 2 Andrei Bgatov; 3 John Wilson.

Race Two: 1 Zac Chapman; 2 Paul Hinson; 3 Steve Lumley.

750 Formula Championship

1 Roger Rowe (Centaur Mk20); 2 Nathaniel Cooper (Davis T7); 3 Paul Morris (Darvi 92J).

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