EASTER AT ANGLESEY
The weather looks set fair for a cracking Anglesey meeting on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, which will be run by the BRSCC North Western Centre.
The two day schedule features 11 races consisting of three for both the Pre 90 and Post 89 categories of the Avon Tyres Northern Formula Ford 1600 Championship, three for the S&G Response Ford XR Challenge and two for the Irish Touring Car Championship.
All six Formula Ford races also count towards the National ‘Kent’ engined championship and the Star of Anglesey. At the opening meeting of the championship at Oulton Park three weeks ago, Doug Crosbie won the first Post-89 encounter, and then just missed out on making it a double in the second race, after technical problems on the last lap. Jamie Jardine currently heads the points table after a win and a second place finish at Oulton. The other podium finishers were Martin Short and David McArthur, the latter taking his first top three result in the championship.
In Pre-90, Nigel Dolan topped the qualifying times, but it was Ian Parkington who took a pair of wins in the races to currently lead the championship. Dolan finished second in the opening race, but an intermittent gearbox problem put him out of race two. This year, Jeff Hodgson has switched from Post-89 to Pre-90 in the ex-Lee Hannam Reynard, and took a third place finish in the first race. The ever improving Andrew Thomas in the UCLAN prepared Reynard took the third step on the podium in race two so he will be looking to carry that good form into this weekend. For an indepth report on the opening rounds of both the Pre 90 and Post 89 championships CLICK HERE
In the Ford XR Challenge, which is now backed by S&G Response, Simon Sheridan from Northwich will be out to build on his Oulton victory in the XR2’s to keep ahead of Mark Robinson and Steve Poole. In the XR3i class, 2010 champion John-Ifan Jones started where he left off by winning at Oulton and with his ‘home’ knowledge of the Anglesey coastal circuit it would be a brave man that bets against him.
Joining us from across the water for a double header are 21 cars from the Irish Touring Car Championship. Martin Tracy’s Ford Sierra RS500 heads the Super Touring Class points table after rounds 1 & 2 at Mondello, while in the Touring Class Rob Savage’s Honda Integra looks like the car to beat.