BSL 2024 Round 1 – Pontefract - 19 May


The 2024 BSL season kicked off at Pontefract and the entry was a rather disappointing 4!

Steve Sargent had made the trip over the Pennines from Blackpool with the other 3 competitors, Mark Corston, Malcolm Crocker and Pete Taylor all being from Pontefract.

1/32nd Production

Steve Sargent set the fastest time in Round 1 with 27.87 on blue and built on this throughout the heats. Red was the only lane he dropped below his heat 1 time. Mark Croston chased Steve hard, but was unable to stick with his pace, his aggregate score being 2 laps behind Steve. Malcolm Crocker and Pete Taylor raced closely for 3rd with Malcolm taking the advantage by 3 laps over the aggregated best scores.


The final ran pretty much in line with the heats. Malcolm and Pete battled over 3rd in the B final, with Malcolm claiming the win but one lap from Pete. The A final saw Steve gradually pull away from Mark to take the win, 2 laps clear of Mark.












 Team Race


Steve and Mark teamed up as Fylde+ with Malcolm and Pete teaming up to form Team Pontyslot. A 3rd team, expanding participants to 6, (High Chaparral) comprising Ian Prout and Paul Bucknell using a car that hadn’t turned a wheel in 18 months completed the line up.


 Team Race


Steve and Mark teamed up as Fylde+ with Malcolm and Pete teaming up to form Team Pontyslot. A 3rd team, expanding participants to 6, (High Chaparral) comprising Ian Prout and Paul Bucknell using a car that hadn’t turned a wheel in 18 months completed the line up.





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Final

Name

Class

Lane

Laps

Position

A



Red

0


A

Mark Croston

Intro

Blue

44

2

A

Steve Sargent

Super

Green

46

1

A



Yellow

0


B



Red

0


B



Blue

0


B

Malcolm Crocker

Intro

Green

37

3

B

Pete Taylor

Intro

Yellow

36

4

 Team Race


Steve and Mark teamed up as Fylde+ with Malcolm and Pete teaming up to form Team Pontyslot. A 3rd team, expanding participants to 6, (High Chaparral) comprising Ian Prout and Paul Bucknell using a car that hadn’t turned a wheel in 18 months completed the line up.

Steve and Mark calmly drove away from everyone else with Team Pontyslot and High Chaparral contesting 2nd and 3rd. In the end, Pontyslot held on to a well deserved second place (their car ran beautifully throughout.  The moral of this story is, ALWAYS prepare a team car, even if you’re not intending to race!

Team Race

Team

Run 1 Lane

Laps

Run 2 Lane

Laps

Run 3 Lane

Laps

Run 4 Lane

Laps

Total

Position

Fylde+

Red

96

Green

100

Yellow

93

Blue

94.16

383.16

1

Pontyslot

Blue

87

Red

87

Green

87

Yellow

87.99

348.99

2

High Chaparral

Green

85

Yellow

85

Blue

88

Red

83.04

341.04

3

With such a small entry, the racing was wrapped up by lunchtime allowing people to head home to spend the afternoon at home in the sunshine. Many thanks to Muriel from SCD and Ian who helped out with marshalling.

Hope to see more of you here next year!


Paul Bucknell


Please note for BSL purposes Mark Croston, as a former team champion, is not classified as Clubman so Malcolm Crocker was top Clubman.

Steve Sargent


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