Mel Healey is in unchartered waters following Rockingham.

For the first time in the 28 year history of the Alfa Romeo championship, the title race is led by a woman driver. By virtue of her class D win on Sunday in Round 7 at Rockingham Mel Healey has emerged at the head of the overall table with her 33 16v. She is now four points clear of Paul Plant (156) who had another disappointing race, and previous leader Paul Buckley who was on holiday. All in all, it was an excellent outing for the Healey family, and their Spur Motorsport team, as Mel's father Chris took a hard fought victory in Class E with his 156. He was later award the Alfa "Driver of the Day" award.

. Roger Evans (GTV 3.8) was the overall race winner but the challenge from pole-sitter Neil Smith (156) failed to materialise and a driveshaft problem late in the race meant that he had to let Chris Snowdon (33 16v) through into second place. Gareth Haywood (156 2.5) won class B and there was a spirited battle for Class C between the GTVs of Graham Seager and Barry McMahon, which ended when Barry slid off at the Dene Hairpin, leaving Graham to take the class win.

The next round is at Donington on August 2, rescheduled from the washed out meeting on June 7. For more information on the Championship visit :


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