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Old 15-06-15, 10:22
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Anglesey Invasion

At the MAC week-end there was an 'invasion' from the Channel Islands. Scott Rayson obvuiously enjoyed the event as he qualified the Chevrolet Special sand racer for the run-off on Sunday!

Graham at the double

13th and 14th June 2015

Anglesey Racing Circuit MAC 94 starters

John Graham followed up his maiden BSC Top 12 victory with back-to-back wins on the island. He dominated qualifying and the run-offs showing just how important that win at Pembrey was. Runner-up each day was the Welsh Wizard of Speed Mark Smith whilst his co-driver, Craig Sampson, managed a fourth on Saturday and a fine third on Sunday.
Michael Connolly made his BSC debut and took a sixth and a fourth despite a top-end misfire. There was also a flock of Channel Islanders over for some serious sprinting and Scott Rayson finished a superb eleventh on Sunday in his Chevrolet Special sand-racer.


Results:
Rd 8 SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship
1. John Graham (2.8 Gould-NME GR55C) 74.24s
2. Mark Smith (2.0 Reynard-Duratec/SBD 903) 76.80s
3. Nick Algar (1.4s DJ Firehawk-Suzuki) 77.82s
4. Craig Sampson (2.0 Reynard-Duratec/SBD 903) 78.01s
5. Steve Broughton (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall/SBD F3RB01) 78.58s
6. Michael Connolly (4.0 Gould-Judd GR37) 78.95s
7. Matt Hillam (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall/SBD F3RB01) 79.58s
8. Steve Miles (2.0 Van Diemen-Duratec/SBD RF96/MM13) 80.08s
9. Martin Webb (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall F399/01) 81.01s
10. Tony Jarvis (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall F399/01) 81.01s
11. Bradley Hobday (1.0 Jedi-Suzuki Mk 4) 81.98s
12. Jim Belt (3.0 Juno-Jaguar TR400) 83.88s

Rd 9 SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship
1. John Graham (2.8 Gould-NME GR55B) 92.29s
2. Mark Smith (2.0 Reynard-Duratec/SBD 903) 96.21s
3. Craig Sampson (2.0 Reynard-Duratec/SBD 903) 96.80s
4. Michael Connolly (4.0 Gould-Judd GR37) 97.71s
5. Matt Hillam (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall/SBD F3RB01) 98.86s
6. Tony Jarvis (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall F399/01) 99.35s
7. Steve Broughton (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall/SBD F3RB01) 99.52s
8. Martin Webb (2.0 Dallara-Vauxhall F399/01) 100.70s
9. Bradley Hobday (1.0 Jedi-Suzuki Mk 4) 101.98s
10. Jim Belt (3.0 Juno-Jaguar TR400) 102.65s
11. Scott Rayson (6.8 Chevrolet Special) 105.40s
12. Richard Arrowsmith (1.0 Force-Suzuki PC) 107.68s


Championship Points after Round 9:

1 Mark Smith 97pts
2 Craig Sampson 84pts
3 Steve Miles 62pts
4 Bradley Hobday 56pts
5 Colin Calder 52pts
6 = Matt Hillam & John Graham 51pts Heather Calder 45pts
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Old 15-06-15, 10:28
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That 81 is one hell of a run for a 1000cc jedi!
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Old 15-06-15, 10:56
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I didn't realise John Graham had two Goulds I see he used a 55C on Saturday and a 55B on Sunday.
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What happened to Steve Miles on Sunday?
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What happened to Steve Miles on Sunday?
Gear change problems I believe.....
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I didn't realise John Graham had two Goulds I see he used a 55C on Saturday and a 55B on Sunday.
The 55b on Sunday is the same as the 55c but faster due to a mixture of Shell advanced and a rather nice privately imported Merlot
The meeting was a great success for the Greasy Johnnies (aka John G and John M) but the Nat B runners were highly displeased at the lack of a third run- at least -on both days especially as they account for 75% of the entry income
MAC were made aware of this by several drivers !!!
An issue that SOME clubs need to address when staging BSC rounds
Just a thought for discussion !!
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The meeting was a great success for the Greasy Johnnies (aka John G and John M) but the Nat B runners were highly displeased at the lack of a third run- at least -on both days especially as they account for 75% of the entry income
MAC were made aware of this by several drivers !!!
An issue that SOME clubs need to address when staging BSC rounds
Just a thought for discussion !!
Do the Nat A BSC entrants still pay a higher entry fee to compensate for their two extra runs?

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Do the Nat A BSC entrants still pay a higher entry fee to compensate for their two extra runs?

At some events the BSC entrants pay more and they pay whether or not they get into the Top 12 run off at Snetterton it was an extra £50 whether or not you qualified, now that's really unfair.
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At some events the BSC entrants pay more and they pay whether or not they get into the Top 12 run off
Event budgeting is a complex and contentious subject, and not just for BSC rounds.

Having the BSC reduces the maximum entry the event can take, both due to the time that the run off takes away from the time available, and the increased time per car that (in particular) the larger single seaters require compared to roadgoing, modprod or (most) libre cars. I know that's counter-intuitive as they are on the track for the shortest amount of time, but the gaps between them when launching from the start line are the longest and this is what affects how quickly the event progresses, not how quickly they reach the finish.

The issue is compounded on multi-lap events due to the narrow windows into which cars can be launched safely by the course controller, meaning if one is missed as the next competitor is not ready then a minute is lost as the car on the circuit has to be allowed to come past the start by a sensible gap, and those minutes add up quickly over the course of a day. Especially when you're staring at a clock and an absolute venue curfew and seeing the former rapidly approach the latter. (I could go on at some length, but Paul is well aware already as I've expressed it all to him often enough! )

So the total entry that can be accepted is reduced to account for it, meaning the cost per competitor must rise. Some events choose to reflect this in a split entry fee reflecting the greater proportion of event time per entrant required on average for BSC contenders, some don't. Clubs must ultimately decide what is most appropriate for them and their members.
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I was not complaining for the top 12 runners, but rather for the BSC entrants that do not get in to the run off and paid an extra £50 for the privilege of not having two extra runs, that to me seems manifestly unfair.
I think it is only right and proper for the top 12 to pay more, if they get more track time (runs), dependent upon the venue people out side the top 12 can get at least a third run which the top 12 contestants do not take as they would be preparing their cars for the run off.
Take Aintree (many years ago as the BSC hasn't been there for the last 10(ish) years) as an example the top 12 may actually get less runs because Liverpool MC is so efficient as getting cars round the circuit.
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