EDWINA REMEMBERED AT MALLORY
Ron Overend and his two granddaughters, Alice & Sophie, were welcome guests of the BRSCC Midlands Centre at their Mallory Park meeting last Sunday, having been invited to the Leicestershire track to present the Edwina Overend Memorial Trophy.
The trophy was first presented in 2004 to remember Edwina, the former Managing Director of Mallory Park Motorsport Ltd, who passed away in 2003. It was in 1982 that Edwina and her husband Ron re-opened Mallory Park for racing again following its closure at the end of 1981 and then the sale of Mallory Park to motorsport legend Chris Meek. Edwina and Ron were then later joined by their son David and for over twenty years ran the circuit turning it into the legendary “friendly circuit”. Alice and Sophie are David’s daughters.
This year the Mighty Minis Championship was selected as the race for which the ‘Edwina Trophy’ was to be awarded and Alice and Sophie duly presented the winner Chris Slade with the award. In winning the race Chris, from Plymouth, extended his lead at the top of the Mighty Minis points table, ahead of Peter Tervet whose second place finish moved him up into second spot. Meanwhile, last year’s champions Louise Inch, who also hails from the Devon city, was presented with a bottle of champagne by Ron for being the driver of the race.