TWO DAYS ON ANGLESEY
Alex Champkin will be aiming to stretch his lead in the Dunlop TVR Challenge this weekend. Photo: George Carter
Our North Western Centre returns to idyllic Anglesey this weekend for a two day meeting on the Coastal circuit, which will feature eight races.
The first to take to the track when the races start on Saturday afternoon are our guests from the North West Centre of the MG Car Club with their Cockshoot Cup. Eighteen MGs are entered for the double-header which are rounds five and six of nine. The battle for the title is very tight – the leader Jeremy Toes has 40 points but David Morrison with 38, and Ian Staines having scored 37 are right on his tail so the two Anglesey races will be vital.
The Post 89 and Pre 90s of the Avon Tyres backed Formula Ford 1600cc Championship are combining grids for this weekend’s triple-header and it will be the first time they will be racing for the prize fund offered by Gem Trailers with £1,650 up for grabs. In the Post89 class, Doug Crosbie has been gaining pace all season having upgraded to a more recent Van Diemen chassis over the winter and is expected to take the fight to the ever rapid McArthur brothers, David and Tom. He was heading for his first win of the year last time out at Oulton before electrical gremlins intervened so Doug will be hoping for better luck this time round.
A number of accidents and mechanical retirements have blunted the 2015 campaign of reigning Avon Tyres Pre 90 Northern Formula Ford 1600 champion Jamie Jardine but he bounced back with a win at Oulton Park in early July. Although Jardine has been the fastest driver, a string of consistent finishes sees Matthew Cowley topping the standings. Cowley has been gaining speed ever since making his debut at the Anglesey Winter Meeting in 2013 and can be expected to be challenging Jardine for victory as will UCLAN Racing team mates Jaap Blijleven and Andrew Thomas.
This is a key weekend for the Dunlop TVR Challenge, which also has a triple-header. Alex Champkin leads Mathew Smith by 11 points both in class C Chimeara RV8s, with Hugh Marshall in third (‘A’ Tuscan AJP). However, the likes of Tim Davis, Jason Clegg and others will be aiming to get their title challenge on track again so the competition should be fierce.
The Anglesey weather is always unpredictable, even at this time of year, but it seems quite settled this weekend. Saturday looks fine with highs of 17 degrees. The temperature is much the same on Sunday although it will be overcast with a chance of light rain in the morning. A detailed Anglesey forecast can be found at Trac Mon weather
The timetable, Final Instructions and entry list can be found at Anglesey Race Weekend