Northampton International Raceway - Friday 2nd April 2010

This year's Good Friday fixture for Autospeed at Northampton caught a soaker, with dreadful rain showers for most of the meeting, yet still there was some dramatic race action from all three classes on show.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

The F2s served up some exciting racing, and a host of spectacular crashes and incidents, none more so than during an extended Consolation event which required multiple stoppages and suspensions.  There was also quite a lengthy delay when 441 Micky Branston had to be untangled from amongst the wires above the fence on the home straight.
It was 464 Matt Linfield who won the Consolation, after there had earlier been heat wins for World Champion 968 Micky Brennan and British Champion 886 Chris Bradbury.  Brennan and Bradbury crossed swords in the Tommy Pitcher Trophy Final.  Brennan brilliantly punted 538 Chevy Mills into Bradbury, which sent both cars into a tangle and delayed them considerably.  However, as Brennan sought to take advantage, he lost power and was forced to retire to the infield in frustration.  676 Neil Hooper hit the front, but he could not resist Scotsman 647 Chris Burgoyne who overhauled him in the late stages.  Burgoyne surged to the flag, but in a hugely significant last lap, Hooper was caught and passed by 152 Mick Sworder.  Straight after the race, the first five finishers went direct to the weighing area, where Burgoyne failed the inside weight test.  That handed the win to Sworder, with Hooper the runner-up and 186 George Turiccki in third.
A late charge by Bradbury saw him win the Grand National, when he edged out long time leader, teenager 255 Will Cobley, on the last bend.

Saloon Stock Cars

The 26-car showing of Saloon Stock Cars was the best so far this season for a tarmac fixture, and the three races yielded a different race winner each time.  First to take the chequered was young Scottish sensation 600 Barry Russell.  Heat two went the way of East Anglian 512 Darren Barnett, whilst 191 Shaun McMillan scored the first tarmac race win of his career when he took the final, ahead of fellow white grader Russell, and 641 Willie Skoyles Jnr.

National Hot Rods

A closely fought National Hot Rod final saw 780 Mike Loosemore hold on for the race winner's spoils, despite being chased home by 174 Jason Kew.  Third was 3 Jeff Simpson.
Earlier in the day, there had been heat wins for 482 Jason Cooper, Kew, Loosemore and 271 Trevor Simpson.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 968 154 877 844 326 606 152 60 254 15
Heat 2 886 255 647 186 538 779 101 24 710 954
Consolation 464 854 511 469 676 702 7 315 445 605
Tommy Pitcher Final 152 676 186 877 154 255 779 886 702 60
Grand National 886 255 445 676 469 647 154 641 286 152
Grade Awards W 255 Y 844 B 538
National Hot Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 482 6 305 27 95 303 61 31 271 333
Heat 2 174 130 65 3 911 85 491 780 155 72
Heat 3 780 174 170 491 85 305 65 911 41 95
Heat 4 271 303 482 3 27 130 503 72 278 31
Final 780 174 3 85 72 911 170 303 6 467
Saloon Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 600 618 512 219 18 641 428 499 120 199
Heat 2 512 511 499 490 618 219 156 96 18 360
Final 191 600 641 120 511 499 512 149 115 127
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  • 100_0089
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  • 101_0192
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  • 102_0240
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  • 103_0334
  • 103_0384
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