Reed's Evo overcomes rival Jones and his Noble efforts at Snetterton
PUBLISHED: 11:09 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:09 19 September 2018
The greater top speed of Phil Reed’s Mitsubishi Evo was sufficient to overcome the challenge of Kevin Jones as the pair fought over the fastest lap time in the Time Attack series at Snetterton.
Topping 168mph on the Bentley Straight, some 18mph better than his rival, gave Reed an advantage that Jones’s Noble couldn’t overcome in the corners.
The race car-inspired Radical SR3 was best suited to the 300 layout used on Sunday and Alex Bones defeated Jones by nearly a second to claim top honours as the Noble racer had to play bridesmaid once more.
Michael Andrew and Matt Newing tussled over the Club 2WD/4WD honours with the former’s Honda Civic just able to shade his rival’s Mitsubishi Evo in a hard-fought Saturday contest.
The longer layout suited Ben Albery better and enabled the Mitsubishi-mounted racer to win easily, with James Allen leading the chase while Andrew had to settle for fourth.
In the multi class Clubman category, Marc Donnelly’s very rapid Peugeot 205 outclassed Ross Walker’s BMW M2 on Saturday while the Ford Escort Cosworth rally car of Nigel Mummery very nearly displaced the BMW from second. Walker had an easy run to victory on the 300 from Carl Owen while the Fiesta ST of Ben Copson claimed third.
In the British Scooter Championship if Darren Conneely finished the race then he won, which he did in five out of eight occasions. Conneely led every lap he contested in the Stock category and the Lambretta Replay racer chalked up a hat-trick of victories, only failing to take the chequered flag in race two, leaving Chris Geyton to claim the honours.
Conneely also opened his Super category account with a two wins in Saturday’s events fending off Lee Bamber.
However, in race two Conneely, who reached 10mph along the back straight, had an easier run to victory as Bamber had to fight off Michael Bonett to keep second. Bamber won both Sunday races leading Conneely in the first until his rival retired at half distance. Warren Wilkinson led the final race but faded near the end, allowing Bamber past.