Round 5 Oaklands Park     18 June


The Birmingham round was on a hot day.  Thanks to everybody for an excellent day’s racing, special thanks to Sandy Parker who ran race control very efficiently all day.

Drivers can split their qualifying runs between Falcon and super power, very useful to qualify a Falcon for the clubman final and a super for the overall final.   Steve Rhodes made the perfect use of this option by top qualifying in both.

Clubman Finals

Six  drivers raced in clubman.   Bill Jenner won the B final from Shan Kerr.   Steve Rhodes win the A final from new National clubman saloon champion Josh Howley, with Mick Kerr top visitor in third ahead of Andy Bishop.




























Southern 32 - 2017


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Super Production / Falcon Masters Results



Qual

Final

Chassis/Motor

1

Paul Harwood

36.36

A

60.84

JK Super

2

Mick Metcalfe

37.13

A

60.63

JK Super

3

Will Stemman

36.84

A

60.56

JK Super

4

Steve Rhodes

37.83

A

59

JK Super

5

Josh Howley

35.65

B

59

JK Super

6

Ian Fisher

32.67

B

54

JK Super

7

Ralph Parker

33.53

B

53

Genesis Falcon

8

Mick Kerr

32.38

B

52

Genesis Falcon

9

Chris Frost

32.13

C

54

Genesis Falcon

10

Shan Kerr

30.46

C

52

Genesis Falcon

11

Andy Bishop

31.62

C

51.54

Genesis Falcon

12

Bill Jenner

31.6

C

51.2

JK Falcon

Clubman

Qual

Final

Chassis/Motor

1

Steve Rhodes

35.32

A

58

Genesis Falcon

2

Josh Howley

32.53

A

56

Genesis Falcon

3

Mick Kerr

32.38

A

55

Genesis Falcon

4

Andy Bishop

31.62

A

50

Genesis Falcon

5

Bill Jenner

31.6

B

53

JK Falcon

6

Shan Kerr

30.46

B

52

Genesis Falcon


Team

Drivers

Segments (12 min)

Total

1

Oaklands

Mick Metcalfe Steve Rhodes

148.72

148.48

151.47

150.71

599.38

2

Harwood Racing

Paul Harwood, Will Stemman

149.06

151.12

149.07

144.46

593.71

3

I Don't Know  (Falcon)

Mick & Shan Kerr

128.5

124.5

120.06

131.75

504.81

4

Norfolk and Chance (Falcon)

Bill Jenner,  

Andy Bishop

124.57

129.55

123.11

120.55

497.78

5

GT

Josh Howley,

Chris Frost,

131.13

122.85

129.63

109.71

493.32

6

Eces

Ian Fisher,

Sandy Parker

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Steve                 Josh

Mick         Andy

Super Production / Falcon Masters

The all Falcon C final was won by Chris Frost, with Shan Kerr doing improving on his clubman event by taking second ahead of the Timaru drivers.   Josh Howley switched to super power for the B final, and won from Ian Fisher,while Ralph Parker won Falcon Masters having chosen red lane - not a popular lane choice with most drivers! The A final proved to be the race of the day with Paul Harwood, Mick Metcalfe and Will Stemman pretty much side by side for the lead through the last half of the race up to the closing seconds when Paul kept it in to win on the unfancied red lane ahead of Mick and Will with top qualifier Steve Rhodes in fourth.


The A final

Paul, Will, Steve and Mick

Paul’s winning car

Le Mans 32

Eces’ team race lasted only a few seconds, when a wrong lane trip into the wall broke the chassis.  That left a race of two groups, Oaklands and Harwood racing closely matched at the front then GT, and the pair of Falcon runners chasing third.
Harwood completed their 4 runs before the final segment, leaving Oaklands a target of 593 to aim at.  The home team duly delivered 599 laps to win.   That left the other 3 runners to go for third, motor problems put paid to GT’s chances, leaving the two Falcon runners.  The Kerrs overtook the Timaru team during that final segment to take third.



We  look forward to the next round in July on Dave Harvey’s Won O Won track.

Chris

The winning Oaklands car